Monthly Archives: August 2016
Please join the effort to raise awareness about overdoses. An informational event will be held in Friday Harbor from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at San Juan Island Public Library. Presenters will be Compass Health, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, SAFE San … Continue reading
Saturday, August 20th at 6pm Main Stage with the Fashion Trashion Show, join our Rock Solid Youth in a Flash Mob! DANCE 4 HEALTH!
Cigarettes: Also known as: “smokes,” “cigs,” or “butts” Smokeless tobacco: Also known as: “chew,” “dip,” “spit tobacco,” “snus,” or “snuff” Hookah: Also known as: ”waterpipe,” “narghile,” “shisha,” “hubble-bubble,” or “goza” Tobacco is a leafy plant grown around the world, including in parts of … Continue reading
When nicotine enters the body, it initially causes the adrenal glands to release a hormone called epinephrine (adrenaline). The rush of adrenaline stimulates the body and causes an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Most of the harm … Continue reading
E-Cigarettes have emerged over the past decade and researchers in the early stage of investigating what the health effects are for people who use these products or who are exposed to the aerosol (vapor) secondhand. E-Cigarettes are designed to deliver … Continue reading
Yes, marijuana is addictive. A user may feel the urge to smoke marijuana again and again to re-create the “high.” Repeated use could lead to addiction—which means the person has trouble controlling their drug use and often cannot stop even … Continue reading
The main chemical in marijuana that affects the brain is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When marijuana is smoked, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries it to organs throughout the body, including the brain. As it enters the … Continue reading