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Substance Use Perception: When Perceptions Outweigh Reality Sam Sloan, MPH   Research about drug and alcohol use among college students consistently shows students overestimate the rate at which their peers use substances. The disparity between perception and actual behavior has real life implications for college students and young adults. Social norms or even perceived social ... Read More

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National Kick Butts Day 2018 Taylor Dockter, MPA, MS, CPS March 23 marked National Kick Butts Day, a day where thousands of young adults nationwide spoke up against Big Tobacco. Since tobacco use is associated with a number of negative health outcomes leading to premature death, Big Tobacco is constantly working to recruit the next ... Read More

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Prescription Medication Safety in the Home Sam Sloan, MPH   The opioid epidemic has brought new and strange practices that many people may never have considered until it happens to them. The practice to which this post refers is that of stealing medications from homes. Aside from stealing from family and friends, people who choose to steal medications have found ... Read More

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Opioid Abuse Prevention Action in Spartanburg County Sam Sloan, MPH   Community collaboration is an integral part of addressing any public health challenge. With substance use prevention, Impact Spartanburg relies on the support and expertise of other organizations, agencies, and coalitions serving the community. A national issue of focus is the opioid epidemic. The nature ... Read More

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Opioid Overdoses – We Need to Talk Sometimes it can be hard to feel the weight of a public health crisis until someone you know is personally affected. Issues seem far away and the potential risk seems small. Impact Spartanburg is challenging you to push beyond the easiest answer and dig deeper. If one in ... Read More

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Kratom: A “Natural Solution” or New Danger?   Increasingly, we are hearing people refer to a plant called Kratom as a “safe” or “natural” product for treating pain or even assisting people who are experiencing an opioid use disorder. While we recognize that there are a number of plants that are dangerous for humans to consume, ... Read More

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Upstate Forever and Heart of Boiling Springs will host community vision workshops   Groups hope the workshops will encourage residents to express their thoughts about the future of Boiling Springs Upstate Forever and Heart of Boiling Springs will host a series of public workshops in partnership with Toole Design Group on Thursday March 22, 5:30 ... Read More

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The following post is part of a larger blog series authored by Impact Chesnee High club members. These high school Impact Clubs seek to tackle challenging teen topics with the goal of empowering their peers to make healthy decisions. The teen authors are given discretion to choose a topic of interest and receive mentoring from ... Read More

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The following post is part of a larger blog series authored by Impact Chesnee High club members. These high school Impact Clubs seek to tackle challenging teen topics with the goal of empowering their peers to make healthy decisions. The teen authors are given discretion to choose a topic of interest and receive mentoring from ... Read More

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