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2022 Delta-8 Legal High- POWERPOINT

Excellent powerpoint.

  • Surge of delta-8 products started because of an oversupply of CBD in the US
  • Delta-8-THC is popping up in gas stations, convenience stores, tobacco shops, CBD shops throughout the US
  • Delta-8-THC produces euphoric effects that are similar to delta-9-THC 
  • No regulatory oversight
  • Most products sold as delta-8-THC are not pure and contain many other compounds
Delta-8, Snelling
2022 June Quarterly Newsletter
Alcohol and Public Health- CDC

Alcohol- Drug Information

Alcohol Effects on the Body

Data and Statistics- SAMHSA


Drug Information
Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity Alcohol, policy

In the short term, alcohol consumption changes due to COVID-19 are expected to cause 100 additional deaths and 2,800 additional cases of liver failure by 2023.

The new research, published in Hepatology, was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

TAC, Alcohol
CDC- Alcohol Use and Your Health

Spanish Verision

Infographic, CDC, Alcohol
Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns

Heavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.

Alcohol, Heavy Drinkers
Delta-8 Educational Handout

Great information!   Delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safe use. They may be marketed in ways that put the public health at risk and should be kept out of reach of children and pets.

Devastated by drug overdoses, Tampa advocate prays deadly spike will end in 2022

TAMPA, Fla. — For Ellen Snelling, it’s still so surreal. In 2016, she got the unexpected phone call no one ever wants. Her brother died of a drug overdose in Miami.

“I was actually at Universal Studios. It was right before Christmas,” she remembered. “And got a phone call that he had overdosed and died — I just — I can’t describe how — it was just horrible.”

And then, in the summer of 2021, history nearly repeated itself when someone in her immediate family had a similar scare, and according to Snelling, “came very close to death” but miraculously survived.

“It’s almost like you can’t comprehend it,” said Snelling.

Snelling, HCADA Interview, HCADA
Doubly illegal: Qualitative accounts of underage alcohol access through theft

This study investigated sources of alcohol for underage drinkers. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were individually conducted with 47 youths, ages 15–18, who reported drinking within the last 12 months, to explore alcohol access. Theft was one method that some youths reported using to obtain alcohol. In addition to 9% of respondents who reported stealing alcohol from commercial outlets themselves, a total of 26% respondents reported occasions when their close friends stole alcohol.

Alcohol, youth usage, stealing liquor
Drinking, drugs are most dangerous things college students face

“A lot of people my age didn't realize I had a problem. Because I wasn't using certain drugs, because I wasn't drinking early in the morning or doing the 'typical' alcoholic stereotypes,” said Pollard.

Effective Prevention Programs

Prevention Program
Emerging Trends and Alerts- NIDA Drug Information, Trends, PARAPHERNALIA
Florida near top of list as traffic fatalities nationwide continued to surge in 2016

Statistics become real when it a friend or family member that is an innocent victim of a drunk driver.  #DriveSober

Florida's traffic fatalities were up 43 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2014 — the fifth-highest increase in that time frame in the country, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.

Hillsborough commissioners to discuss regulating sale of Delta 8 products

Delta 8 is said to be about two-thirds as potent as cannabis, and it's often sold in gas stations and smoke shops. It's legal thanks to a loophole created in the 2018 Federal Farm Bill.

The Hillsborough report found half of the edibles, including Delta 8 cereals, used cartoon characters and animals that might be appealing to minors.

Ellen Snelling, a board member of the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance, has been wanting commissioners to act.

"It’s completely unregulated, fruit flavors, gummy bears. Bright colors attracted to children all allowed in the state of Florida. If this was laying on your dining room table a child would eat the entire package," she told commissioners at a previous meeting.  


Delta-8, Snelling, HCADA Interview
Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance joins partner agency ACTS

TAMPA, Fla. (June 30, 2021) – Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA), a community-based nonprofit offering alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse education and prevention activities since 2003, is excited to announce its relocation, effective July 1, 2021.

HCADA will be moving from its current location at 2815 E. Henry Avenue, Suite B-1 in Tampa to new office space on the campus of their longtime partner organization, Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS), at 4612 North 56th Street.

“We’re excited about the move,” said Executive Director Cindy Grant, “and very grateful to ACTS not only for the space but also for our many years of partnership in substance abuse education and prevention.”

HCADA Interview
Increase in number of kids in foster care linked to opioids

Armed with this information, we would try to seek a grant to try to specifically help these families and their parents so they can be reunited with these kids once they get the treatment they need," said Ellen Snelling of the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance.

Opioid, Snelling, HCADA Interview
Ineffective Prevention Programs

Read about prevention education programs that are ineffective and why they are ineffective. 

Prevention Program
Infographic: Drinking And DUIs During The Holidays
Alcohol, DUI


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