Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati

Public Health
12:54 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

New branding for anti-addiction coalition

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The Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati has a new name.  Prevention First isn't as much of a mouthful, according to executive director Mary Haag.

“And that’s part of the point.  We felt like people didn’t truly understand who we are and what we do,” she said.

“We are still the go-to experts for substance abuse prevention," said Haag.  "But to be clear, some people would sometimes be confused.  Is it treatment, recovery support?  All of the other components that make up that issue.”

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Binge drinking
12:27 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Campaign takes aim at binge drinking

Centers for Disease Control

Several surveys in the past couple of years show binge drinking is a problem that doesn't get better with age:

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Public Health
11:46 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Most Tristate youth not abusing drugs, survey finds

A survey of Tristate students  finds the majority are not using or abusing drugs and other substances.

The 2014 Student Drug-Use Survey finds:

  • 95.7% do not use prescription drugs non-medically
  • 90.2% do not smoke cigarettes
  • 88.6% do not use marijuana
  • 82.2% do not use alcohol

The study is conducted every two years by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (CDFGC). More than 56,000 7th-12th grade students from 107 schools took the survey this past fall.

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