Experts to UN: We have the tools to prevent drug harm

The United Nations’ 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs today wrapped up a week of meetings in Vienna, Austria, where world drug policy experts advocated for stronger efforts to prevent harms associated with drug use. Among them was Pubudu Sumanasekara, vice president of IGOT International, an umbrella organization headquartered in Stockholm that leads […]

More research links marijuana and psychosis

Since the late 1980s, researchers working worldwide have found that marijuana users have increased risk of experiencing psychosis, including schizophrenia. Now researchers reporting in the journal Molecular Psychiatry report that “our findings strongly support the large body of evidence from observational studies that exposure to cannabis plays a causal role in the development of schizophrenia.” […]

Want a better, happier life? Be thankful!

Being thankful is an important part of a happy and fulfilling life. When we take just a few minutes out of a day to appreciate what we have going for us — whether it’s tangible, such as parents who love us or the paychecks we receive, or intangible, like the feeling we get from a […]

Kennedy: Mental health the civil rights issue of our time

ASAP for Hancock County strives to deliver sound resources to youth and families and also to share information that inspires community involvement and public advocacy. We occasionally highlight the work of Americans who are helping people avoid and overcome problems associated with substance addiction and poor mental health. If you would like to get involved […]