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The Intersection of Gambling Harm and Mental Health: The Ohio Casino Control Commission on Protecting Ohio’s College Athletes

By: Cory Brown, MPA, OCPC, ICPS | Manager of Problem Gambling Services at Ohio Casino Control Commission May is Mental...
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Nurturing Alcohol Awareness: A Lifelong Journey of Responsibility

By: Fran Gerbig, MPH, OCPC, ICPS | Executive Director, Prevention Action Alliance Alcohol Awareness Month As we observe Alcohol Awareness...
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Ohio Liquor (OHLQ) Embraces Dry January: A Commitment to Responsible Consumption and Mental Health

By Brian Hoyt, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ohio Liquor (OHLQ) Ohio Liquor (OHLQ) is supporting its consumers who choose to not drink...
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Very Anti-Social Media: A new law could make social media more accountable.

BY: LESLIE KLOSTERMAN PUBLISHED JAN. 3, 2024 on The Daily Standard A new law requiring parental consent for kids under...
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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

While the holiday season is often viewed as a joyous time of celebration, it’s important to recognize that many individuals...
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27 Minutes

Written by: Audrey Williams – Current Senior at Olentangy High School (Prevention Action Alliance is working with a group of...
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Breaking Down the Bud: Ohio gears up for legal weed, but addiction experts sound alarm

By Gabby Hart Published: Dec. 5, 2023 at 6:07 PM EST Original article and video can be found here.  CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO)...
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Columbus police, DEA says more cases of fentanyl mixed with ‘zombie drug’ are being reported in central Ohio

BY: RICHARD SOLOMON PUBLISHED 11:43 PM EDT OCT. 19, 2023 on 10 WBNS COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Drug Enforcement Administration said...
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Prevention Action Alliance (PAA) Board of Directors Elects Christopher Cugini, MPH as Member

Board of Directors Adds Member, Elects Executive Committee During Annual Meeting [Columbus, October 10, 2023] – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prevention...
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Paul and Ellen Schoonover: Champions of Substance Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Wellness

In the realm of substance misuse prevention, Paul and Ellen Schoonover’s unwavering commitment stands out. PAA honored them with the...
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Questions loom surrounding State Issue 2 regarding health

BY: SAMANA SHEIKH PUBLISHED 8:30 AM ET OCT. 04, 2023 on Spectrum News 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio — This upcoming November,...
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Prioritizing Youth Mental Health During the Upcoming Back-to-School Season

Prevention Action Alliance highlights why mental health awareness is vital as students prepare to go back to school....
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