Perception of Use Vs. Actual Use

A “norm” is a value, belief or behavior considered by a group of people to be acceptable.  Most often it is unwritten and learned by interacting and observation of other people.  Most cultural groups or communities follow these same norms so we come to believe that is the standard way of behaving, therefore we shape our own behavior accordingly.  Norms teach us what acceptable behavior … Continue reading Perception of Use Vs. Actual Use

Prevent Bullying

Bullying is defined as … “an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods of coercion such as manipulation, blackmail, or extortion. It is aggressive behavior that intends to hurt, threaten or frighten another person. An imbalance of power between the aggressor and the victim is often involved. Bullying occurs in … Continue reading Prevent Bullying

Mountainlands Family Health Center

Mountainlands Family Health Center (MFHC) is a high-quality, patient-centered medical home for everyone, including the uninsured and most vulnerable individuals within our community. Our mission is to provide affordable, comprehensive health care services including primary medical, dental, mental health, and pharmacy services to ALL individuals within our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Mountainlands is the only comprehensive primary care provider in Utah and … Continue reading Mountainlands Family Health Center

Safe Drug Disposal

Be part of the solution! Every month, 24 Utahns die from prescription drug overdose. 75% of Utahns currently addicted to opioids get them from a friend or family member. Properly disposing of unused opioid medication prevents the risk of addiction, misuse, and accidental overdoses. American Fork Intermountain Pharmacy 98 North 1100 East, #101 American Fork, UT 84003(801) 492-2599 American Fork Police Dept 75 East 80 … Continue reading Safe Drug Disposal

E-Cigarettes/Vapes

What is an E-Cigarette? An e-cigarette device is used to heat a liquid substance and when heated to a certain temperature, creates an aerosol that can then be inhaled. E-cigarettes have many different names such as: E-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes, tank systems,  and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2016). In 2017, 8.6 percent of 6th, 8th, 10th, and … Continue reading E-Cigarettes/Vapes

Opioids

Learn more about preventing overdose deaths PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSES Drug poisoning deaths have outpaced deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes in Utah. (1) In 2014, 32% of Utah adults aged 18 years and older had been prescribed an opioid pain medication in the last 12 months (5). Most Utahns who die from a drug-related death suffer from chronic pain and take prescribed … Continue reading Opioids

Alcohol

New imaging machines, such as MRIs, PET and SPECT scans, have given scientists exciting views into the development of the human brain. While we once thought the brain was fully developed at birth, we now know that the brain continues to develop until the mid-20s. New scientific research shows that alcohol affects a teen’s still-developing brain very differently than an adult’s, and it can harm … Continue reading Alcohol

Cannabis

There are many slang names for cannabis including: Marijuana, Weed, Pot, Grass, Reefer, Ganja, Mary Jane, Blunt, Joint, Roach, etc. The cannabis plant contains over 480 compounds. The two cannabinoids we know the most about are THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive part of the plant and CBD is non-psychoactive and produces more known researched medical benefits. The understanding of these two chemicals greatly … Continue reading Cannabis

Social Development Strategy

We all want our kids to make good choices. For instance, most parents want their kids to try hard in school, or refrain from using drugs. The Social Development Strategy is a highly intuitive model that can help us influence our kids behavior. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or youth group leader, these skills are applicable and adaptable across the board. 1. Opportunities The … Continue reading Social Development Strategy