Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dr. Rivera discusses recent Forum article on youth marijuana and prescription drug abuse at State Epidemiology Workgroup

L to r: Dr. Marny Rivera and Claire Schieder,
Department of  Health and Social Services;
chair of the State Epidemiological Workgrop.
Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, was invited to the State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW) meeting on October 12 to discuss her research, including an article in the recent issue of the Alaska Justice Forum, which looks at Anchorage adults' perceptions and attitudes toward youth abuse of marijuana and non-medical use of prescription drugs. 

The State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW) is under the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), and is funded by the Alaska Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant.  SEW is responsible for developing a systematic, scientific process to determine state prevention priorities related to substance use consumption, consequences and influences.

Read the Alaska Justice Forum article, "Youth Marijuana and Prescription Drug Abuse in Anchorage." Dr. Cory R. Lepage, Justice faculty, is a co-author of the article with Dr. Rivera. The Alaska Justice Forum is the research journal of the UAA Justice Center and is published 3 times per year. Subscribe to the Alaska Justice Forum.