Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Our Mission: To establish and strengthen collaboration among community partners that support efforts to prevent or reduce youth substance abuse in Travis County, Texas.

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Travis County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

The mission of the Travis County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (YSAPC) is to establish and strengthen collaboration among community partners that support efforts to prevent or reduce youth substance abuse in Travis County

Drug use tops booze for first time in fatal U.S. crashes: study says

April 25, 2017 — Reuters Washington — U.S. data has shown for the first time that drivers killed in crashes were more likely to be on drugs than drunk, with marijuana involved in more than a third of fatal accidents in 2015, a study released on Wednesday showed.  Forty-three percent … Continue to full story ...

The opioid epidemic may be even deadlier than we think; it already kills more than guns or cars

April 26, 2017 —  The opioid epidemic has led to the deadliest drug crisis in US history — deadlier than the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s. Drug overdoses now cause more deaths than gun violence and car crashes. They even caused more deaths in 2015 than HIV/AIDS did … Continue to full story ...

For Public Health, Is Alcohol the Next Tobacco? Alcohol is bigger than opioids, although we’re focusing on opioids

alcoholtobaccoNov. 18, 2016 — USNEWS.com — The U.S. Surgeon General’s office has issued the agency’s first-ever report on addiction, which includes proposals for restricting alcohol access that critics say go too far and could end up targeting usage among even casual drinkers.

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Are Bipolar Teens At Greater Risk for Drug and Alcohol Abuse?

Oct 22, 2016 — THE FIX NEWS — A new study suggests that teenagers with bipolar disorder may also be more susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse as they grow older.  Researchers from Boston’s MassGeneral Hospital for Children focused on two groups of young people—105 with bipolar disorder, and a … Continue to full story ...

This is America on drugs: A visual guide

Oct 14, 2016 —  CNN — In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses.  Drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in this country. Fatal overdoses surpassed shooting deaths and fatal traffic accidents years ago.

For perspective on how

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Austin Recovery Appoints New Executive Director

Sept. 20, 2016 – Austin Recovery (AR), the city’s longest serving provider of addiction recovery services, today appointed one of its own to its top leadership post.  Laura Sovine, LMSW-AP, will take the helm of the non-profit agency as executive director effective.

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Texas Drug Trends 2016

Texas Drug Trends 2016

Texas Drug Trends 2016

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Travis County Juvenile Probation hosting Service Provider Fair on July 15, 2016

The Travis County Juvenile Probation Department is hosting a Service Provider Fair.  We would like to extend an invitation to participate in our fair on Friday, July 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Travis County Juvenile Probation Department.  There are no registrations or attendance fees associated … Continue to full story ...

YSAPC Presents to Texas High School Coaches at CLEAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travis County Plan for Substance Use Disorders

Travis County Plan for Substance Use Disorders:

Travis County Plan for Substance Use Disorders – 2015
–  Education
–  Prevention
–  Recovery
–  System integration
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