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11/7/2013 6:55 AM
 

REPORT Issue:

Addiction in Youth and/or Seniors in Portland

Convener:

Gary Grabko

Participants:

Claire Frisbie
Nisar Mian
Ann Snow
     Joan Giesemann
Mary Pont
Al Grimm 



Major Discussion Elements:

• What is extent of problem?
• Search institute - surveys of students done over years/Extent of problem similar to other areas in country
• Drugs & Alcohol use in school and in seniors - especially those isolated or bored


Next Steps/Actions:

• Preventive strategies - education - linkage between availability of alcohol in the home & drug experimentation
• Programs in the schools - health class curriculum/make time for substance understanding
• Meditation, yoga teaching/spiritual but not religious - comparative spirituality training
• help people find a passion for life (other than substances)/ ROPE program - right of passage experience used in the 90s in other towns - decision making skills
 
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