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In September 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared youth vaping an epidemic. The FDA Commissioner says the agency is halting sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if major manufacturers can’t prove they are doing enough to keep them away from...

From the Director

The Issue of Stigma and Substance Use Disorder The stigma of substance use disorder is an issue that has been propagated for decades. Stigma negatively affects a person and is a serious public health issue. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, stigma...

ASAP Updates

Join one of our new Event Committees!   ASAP Coalition members recently voted to establish a new committee structure for events and fundraisers that ASAP participates in every year. We previously had one committee outside the coalition at-large – the...
Recent Happenings at ASAP

Recent Happenings at ASAP

ASAP Volunteer John Kelsey and Staffer Jennifer Burnette with Kim Lay and K9 Al at Drug Awareness Day   A lot of fantastic volunteers have given their time to support ASAP events the past couple of months. Since our last newsletter, ASAP has participated in DEA...


    FDA APPROVES EPIDOLEX®, A PURIFIED FORM OF CBD: HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CBD PRODUCTS?     The last week of June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidolex®, a cannabidiol (CBD) oral solution to treat seizures...
Substance Misuse Bytes

Substance Misuse Bytes

You may have noticed the increasing trend of vape pens and e-cigarettes coming on the market. With increased marketing and availability, often comes increased use, especially among adolescents. Many of you may be thinking, “But, aren’t vape pens just water? Should we...
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