Substance abuse

Governor Newsom launches new plan to help Californians struggling with mental health issues and homelessness

CARE (Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment) Court is a new policy framework to help people living with untreated mental health and addictions issues Enables Californians in crisis to access housing, treatment and care Liability for individuals and local governments with court orders for services SAN JOSE – At a mental …

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The Nonprofit Times

Director of social services NPO sentenced for embezzlement Lashante Boyd, a former employee of the nonprofit Center Point, San Rafael, Calif., social services, was sentenced to three years and four months in state prison on embezzlement charges, according to an announcement from the California Attorney General Rob Bonta. According to …

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CROI summary shows decrease in neurocognitive deficit in PLHIV

An abstract presented at this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) confirmed the results of an Italian investigation into a potential link between people living with HIV (PLHIV) taking new antiretroviral therapies and the prevalence of neurocognitive disorders. A comparison of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) outcomes among people …

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Fine’s Bill Supports Employees with Mental Health or Substance Abuse Disorders

SPRINGFIELD — To encourage employers to hire people in recovery from mental health or substance abuse disorders, State Sen. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) introduced a bill providing eligible employers with tax credits for hiring and retaining employees with these conditions. “Too often, hard-working, experienced employees are fired because of a mental …

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Legal and Medical Experts Discuss Alternative Approaches to Helping Families Struggling with Addiction | News

Legal and medical experts discussed how to support families struggling with addiction during a virtual panel on Tuesday co-hosted by the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics from Harvard Law School. Stephanie Tabashneck – senior …

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Waunakee community comes together after mental illness and addiction-related deaths

WAUNAKEE VILLAGE, Wis. (WMTV) – The Village of Waunakee came together on Saturday after what has been a difficult few years in the community: losing people of all ages to depression and substance abuse. Community leaders want to make sure people in difficulty know there are resources to help them, …

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WATCH: Former NBA guard Delonte West trains for Big 3 just two years after being homeless

Getty Images Mental health issues and substance abuse issues left former NBA guard Delonte West homeless two years ago. Now, the 38-year-old is working on finding his next professional basketball home. For the past month, West has been training daily at Pat The Roc Basketball Academy in Gaithersburg, Md., with …

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Zimbabwe grapples with drug abuse issues during pandemic

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Tucked away in a corner of a dimly lit hallway in a dilapidated building in Zimbabwe’s Mbare township, a few drug addicts desperate for recovery prayed and encouraged each other to cut back on their habits. They passed each other a plate of cookies. Among the …

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Experimental brain surgery may help some people overcome drug addiction

Gina was used to surprises, but this day brought a big one. “He said, ‘They actually approached me about having brain surgery for addiction,'” she recalled. “And I literally wanted to pass out on the floor.” “They” were a research team from the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, based at the University …

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“Non-judgmental encourages people to engage and change” – Mental Health Social Worker of the Year

John Leavy, Mental Health Social Worker of the Year, 2021 One of the primary goals of child social work is to protect children when their parents face what is known as the “trio of vulnerabilities”: mental health issues, substance abuse and domestic violence. But what about those parents? Helping them …

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Hannibal High School students learn how to prevent heroin abuse

HANNIBAL (WGEM) – The Hannibal Fire Department is trying to educate students about the harmful effects of heroin to prevent abuse from happening at a young age. Hannibal Fire public education coordinator Mark Kempker said a 14-year-old student in Canton overdosed on heroin last year. He wants to prevent such …

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Bryan City Council Meets to Discuss Statewide Opioid Abuse Settlement

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The State of Texas continues its fight against opioid abuse. Last week, the state reached a $38 million settlement with McKinsey, one of the world’s largest consulting firms. To date, Attorney General Ken Paxton has secured more than $618 million from multiple settlements that will be …

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Chillicothe VA team’s extra efforts to provide naloxone kits to veterans

The VA team responsible for distributing naloxone kits in Chillicothe VA has identified a plan to better meet the needs of rural veterans in Ohio. Left to right: Traci Turner-Cole, Tammy Dillard, Diana Finley and Laura Baxter. In accordance with a national mandate, VA facilities distribute naloxone kits, commonly known …

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David Y.Ige | Governor’s Office Press Release: Flags to Fly at Half Mast in Memory of Former Statesman Ezra Kanoho

Governor’s Office Press Release: Flags to Fly at Half Mast in Memory of Former Statesman Ezra Kanoho Posted on February 3, 2022 in Latest Department News, Press Room, Press Releases from the Governor’s Office HONOLULU – As a mark of respect for the late Ezra Kanoho, former Kauaʻi Representative, Governor …

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Opioid-related deaths soar in US and Tampa Bay

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Figures recently released by the CDC showed a startling increase in the number of opioid overdoses across the country. More than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over a one-year period between May 2020 and April 2021; a 30% increase over the previous year. In the …

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Owlett Bill to Help Addicted Children Passes | Local/Regional

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Clint Owlett (R-68) designed to protect children of parents struggling with substance abuse disorders has officially been signed into law. Bill 253, according to Owlett, “would finally establish a dedicated task force whose sole purpose is to identify strategies to help not only infants and …

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Peter Robbins, original voice of Charlie Brown, dies at 65

Peter Robbins, whose voice brought ‘Peanuts’ character Charlie Brown to life on television in the 1960s but who struggled with mental illness and served time in prison later in life, died on 18 January in Oceanside, California. He was 65 years old. The cause of death was suicide, according to …

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How can PCPs properly manage patients with opioid use disorder?

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Canadians v. Wild – Match Summary – January 24, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — — The Minnesota Wild have found a new balance this season. Goals come from all over the lineup, an all-encompassing vibe that starts in the locker room and continues on the ice. Connor Dewar scored his first career goal and added an assist when Nico Sturm …

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DA’s office wins $1.2 million grant to help kids at drug risk | Massachusetts News

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office has received a federal grant of nearly $1.2 million to support its ongoing efforts to help children at risk from adult drug use . Money from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Program Resource Center will …

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Homicide was the leading cause of child deaths in the city from 2016 to 2020

Homicide is the leading cause of child deaths in Baltimore, according to a new city analysis of the unusual and unexpected deaths of 208 minors over the past five years. The report, written by the Child Fatality Review team and published on Friday, said new policies and additional resources in …

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Rutherford Medical Examiner’s Office to Add 2 Positions | Rutherford County

MURFEESBORO, TN (WSMV) – The Rutherford County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking to hire two forensic death investigators, the county announced Wednesday. MDIs will assist in the investigation of deaths reported to the Office of the Medical Examiner, particularly in the research, collection and documentation of circumstantial, historical and other …

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Tampa Bay’s first recovery school nears one year

NEW PORT RICHEY, Florida. — Victory High School, which leaders say is the first recovery high school in Tampa Bay, marked one year since its grand opening this month. Classes started last April. What do you want to know Victory High School has celebrated a year since its inauguration on …

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Annual drug abuse awareness events in southern Indiana follow rise in overdose deaths – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

In 2021, Clark County saw the biggest spike in drug overdose deaths in five years — which a health official says stems from changes in the illegal drug market. Clark County Health Officer Dr. Eric Yazel said at least three-quarters of the 73 overdose deaths recorded last year involved the …

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Toby’s House aims to bring hope and comfort to those in need

GREAT FALLS – Toby’s House Crisis Nursery in Great Falls is reporting an increase in the number of families approaching their doors. The nursery, which opened a little over a year ago, is named in honor of October “Toby” Perez. She was two years old when she was killed by …

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“I want something I can be proud of”: on the road to recovery, he reconnected with his family and is now aiming for more

On Christmas Day, Evan Bontrager sat at his sister’s dinner table, cutting chocolates to share with his family. He bought a box at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and wanted to make sure everyone tastes them. He drank soda water, which he loves. Christmas carols played in the background as …

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Addiction and mental health treatment programs struggle to find staff amid COVID outbreak

With the surge in coronavirus infections in Massachusetts, some addiction and mental health treatment programs are particularly affected. Many are reverting to the policies put in place at the start of the pandemic, such as telemedicine. Some have stopped accepting new patients altogether. The High Point Treatment Center, headquartered in …

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Atopic diseases before pregnancy increase the risk of peripartum mental disorders

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Ravens’ struggles to end the doomed 2021 season

Hensley’s mention of the 91% playoff chance is valid, but The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec remembers what it took for the Ravens to even be in such a position. “But you can’t ignore how the Ravens even got there at 8-3,” Zrebiec wrote. “They won a game on a 66-yard Tucker’s …

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SWLA Arrest Report – December 31, 2021

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Calcasieu Correctional Center Reservation Report for December 31, 2021. Trevor Dawson Kimbell, 21, Orange, TX: Battery aggravated. Shannon Rae Austin, 43, Lake Charles: Contraband defined, some prison smuggling activity prohibited; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Schedule II; out of state prisoner. Brian James Mire, …

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SAMHSA Works To Turn National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Into Three Digit Number | 2021-12-31

Rockville, MD – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is helping to upgrade the National Lifeline for Suicide Prevention to a three-digit number – 988. According to a press release, Congress has designated the updated dial code in 2020 and the Department of Health and Human Services, through …

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AG Shapiro Announces 75% of Pennsylvania Counties Including Allegheny and Montgomery Commit to Billion-Dollar Opioid Settlement to Date

More counties are expected to join the settlement that will bring up to $ 232 million by 2022 HARRISBURG–Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that 50 counties, including 5 of the 6 largest counties in the Commonwealth, have agreed to join the landmark opioid settlement that would bring more than …

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Parents of Ethan Crumbley: Prosecutors say parents of suspect who shot Michigan deliberately ignored signs that their son was a threat

Ethan Crumbley, 15, was indicted as an adult in the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, which left four students dead. The shooting also left seven others injured, six students and a teacher. Crumbley faces one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first degree murder, …

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Rock Island Approves Members of New Police Community Relations Commission | Politics and Elections

Among its roles, the commission will be able to examine complaints lodged by residents against the police service. A complaints system will be in place at Town Hall, the Police Department, online and at the Martin Luther King Community Center. The commission will also be able to review police incidents …

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California To Require Healthcare Workers To Get COVID Vaccines

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that California will require healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Never miss an update: download the News Channel 3 app here. Details on the requirements were limited. Newsom said there would be more information available on Wednesday in an official announcement. CA will require …

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Mental health and wellness supports offered to the Brock community while on vacation – The Brock News

As Brock University’s vacation close approaches, students, staff, and faculty are reminded of several mental health and wellness resources available to them during vacation and early on. of the new year. Support for student mental health and well-being Students seeking mental health support and personal counseling can access licensed professional …

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Vikings drop CB Bashaud Breeland following altercation with coaches and teammates in training

A verbal altercation during practice on Saturday led to the informal exit of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bashaud Breeland. Less than an hour after the organization announced it had surprisingly given up on Breeland, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insider’s Ian Rapoport shed light on the situation. Pelissero and …

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NDP Introduces Bill to Tackle Overdose Crisis and Save Lives “Canada’s NDP

OTTAWA – More than 20,000 Canadians have died of overdoses in the past five years, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid overdose epidemic has worsened further. Yesterday NDP Mental Health and Addiction Critic Gord Johns introduced a private member’s bill to tackle this emergency by decriminalizing personal possession and …

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Malta becomes first EU country to legalize marijuana

Malta on Tuesday became the first country in the European Union to agree to officially legalize the recreational use and cultivation of marijuana, the latest sign of a more liberal approach to the substance taken in the bloc in recent years. “It’s revolutionary,” said Owen Bonnici, the Maltese Minister for …

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Rotating emergency services must offer more to victims of child abuse and neglect

Newswise – Researchers at the University of South Australia are calling for an end to ‘revolving door’ emergency services after finding evidence showing alarming attendance rates in children’s hospital emergency departments, adolescents and adults who are victims of child abuse and neglect. A study by Professor Leonie Segal of UniSA …

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Addiction psychiatrist gives advice on saying no to holiday drinks

People with alcohol addiction can be vulnerable while on vacation. They may be asked to indulge in something they’d rather avoid – a problem that a Northern Virginia psychiatrist has advice for now and in the future. People with alcohol addiction can be vulnerable while on vacation. They may be …

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Partnership approach to tackle anti-social behavior at Barnstaple

A partnership that includes the North Devon Council is working together to tackle Antisocial Behavior (ASB) in Barnstaple town center. Officers from the North Devon Council and the local Devon and Cornwall Police team gathered in Barnstaple town center on Monday 6 December to visit places which are regularly the …

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MT Department of Labor terminates contract with Billings-based nonprofit after gender discrimination ruling

BILLINGS — The Montana Department of Labor has announced it will end its contract with a Billings-based nonprofit that helps rehabilitate Montana healthcare workers suffering from drug addiction and addiction. The announcement came after a ruling in late October in which a Montana Human Rights Bureau investigator said there were …

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NASCAR crew members arrested for sex crimes in North Carolina

A NASCAR logo on a car is seen in the garage during a NASCAR auto racing practice session at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo / John Raoux) Jean Raoux PA NASCAR has suspended two National Series crew members indefinitely, following their arrests …

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One in four workers with increased medical expenses report mental health impacts

More than a quarter (27%) of employees with employer-sponsored health insurance said these expenses had a major impact on their mental health, while 16% said they had a major impact on their mental health. the well-being of their families. More than a quarter (27%) of employees with employer-sponsored health insurance …

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The leader of the Love Has Won cult used opioids and ingested colloidal silver, according to the autopsy report.

Love Has Won cult leader Amy Carlson has died of natural causes after years of alcohol abuse, opioid use, anorexia, and chronic ingestion of colloidal silver, a substance that, some believe may strengthen the body’s immune system, according to an autopsy report prepared by El Paso. County Coroner’s Office. The …

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Mental Health Awareness and Training Grant

On St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea received a $ 625,000 Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in September 2021. The grant will provide mental health training to over 2 500 community members over the next five years. . The Substance Abuse …

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Jamaican government launches ‘Good Ganja Sense’ campaign to debunk marijuana myths

New York City is officially the first jurisdiction in the United States to open safe consumption sites where people can use currently illegal drugs in a medically supervised environment and receive treatment resources. It is a harm reduction service that advocates believe could play a vital role in reducing the …

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Epstein’s partner Maxwell is on trial Monday for sex crimes

Published on: 11/29/2021 – 02:32 New York (AFP) – The long-awaited sex crimes trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of treating underage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, is set to begin on Monday in front of a crowded federal courthouse in Manhattan. The 59-year-old daughter of …

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Thanksgiving takes on new meaning for residents of East Texas shelters

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – While many East Texans recover from eating too much on Thanksgiving Day and spending time with loved ones, to some the word “Thanksgiving” has a much different meaning. Those who are trying to get their lives back in homeless shelters. As Longview shelters hold their traditional …

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Centraide local sets fundraising record for 2021 campaign

Content of the article Despite raising funds during a pandemic, United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington once again exceeded its fundraising goal with a record total of $ 3.803 million in 2021. Content of the article The announcement was made during a virtual campaign landing rally Thursday morning. …

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Shaheen and Capito lead bipartisan IMPACT law to reform drug retention period for opioid use disorder for providers

23 November 2021 (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase the length of time a doctor can hold long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAI) – a form of medication for disorders related to the use of opioids – in …

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Has Covid-19 changed our relationship with drugs? The answer is complicated

If three years ago Maddie Greer had been told she would smoke weed every day, she wouldn’t have believed it. But when the pandemic struck, Greer, a 24-year-old writer from Georgia, changed. She started drinking so much that she gained 80 pounds. She began to have health problems, including constant …

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Filmmaker profiles young man’s struggle with substance abuse disorders

“More than 100,000 people have died from an overdose in the past year,” he says. “And Josiah’s story is one that we hope can help save lives.” The Centers for Disease Control released that figure on Wednesday. Those numbers aren’t final yet, but it’s a total the nation has never …

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Overdose deaths hit record highs as pandemic spreads

The ubiquity of fentanyl and the unique social conditions caused by the pandemic combined to create a perfect storm, experts said. While some addicts seek out fentanyl, said Dr Volkow, others “may not have wanted to take it. But that’s what is sold, and the risk of overdosing is very …

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Burgum signs final extraordinary session bills, investing in infrastructure, workforce and other priorities

BISMARCK, ND – Governor Doug Burgum today signed the final bills of the Special Session of the Legislative Assembly, approving strategic investments of federal dollars in infrastructure, workforce, economic development and other priorities. The investments include support for a major pipeline to transport gas from the oilfield in western state …

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Mobile unit provides care to people in need | New

ANDERSON – Earlier this year, the Madison County Health Department set up its mHealth unit. Since its launch, the mobile unit has been used to deliver COVID-19 vaccines throughout the region. “We go to Elwood once a week in the mobile unit because it’s a small town…” said Tiffany Denton, …

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Gardens of Mental Health: UNRWA finds new ways to integrate wellness into stress relief spaces for Palestinian refugees in Syria – Syrian Arab Republic

The UNRWA facilities have become a symbol of security and peace for Palestinian refugees in Syria. Survivors of more than ten years of conflict, Palestinian refugees need stable and secure spaces where they can come together as a community, develop their hobbies and explore their creativity. Tariq al Shalabi is …

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St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Receives $ 1.125 Million to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services Livonia, Michigan (MI), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Additional funding to help expand mental health awareness and treatment in Chelsea and surrounding communities CHELSEA, MI, (November 2, 2021) – St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea announced that it has received a $ 625,000 Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and …

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Gary Bettman meets Kyle Beach and offers to help

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman met with Kyle Beach on Saturday to discuss what the league can improve to ensure Beach’s sexual abuse at the hands of former Chicago Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich, do not happen to future NHL players. Bettman has also offered Beach and his family psychological help …

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Vimukthi Mission launches a project – The Hindu

As part of a major initiative to wean schoolchildren from the growing scourge of alcohol, narcotics and drug addiction, the Vimukthi Mission, under the leadership of the Excise Department, is launching a project to channel the students’ energy in the creative pursuit of the arts and sports, in addition to …

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Prescription Drug Withdrawal Day will be Saturday October 23

Posted: October 19, 2021, 3:00 p.m. CDT|Update: 41 minutes ago ROANOKE, Virginia, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Local law enforcement agencies, the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the Roanoke County, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Western Virginia Water Authority are teaming up again to …

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Contingency management test to pay drug users in California

California to test contingency management program Finding a solution to the growing number of methamphetamine-related overdose deaths and associated public health costs has been a major focus of California law in recent months. A bill proposed by State Senator Scott Weiner, Senate Bill 110, suggested that an incentive-based treatment program …

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2 accused of attacking those fighting drug addiction

BOSTON Two men who authorities say took advantage of people struggling with opioid addiction by purchasing bogus insurance policies and sending them to questionable treatment centers out of state have been charged with several counts, the Massachusetts attorney general’s office said Friday. Michael Hislop, 56, of Boston, and Timothy Hirsch, …

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Audit indicates ADOC programs need work

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – This is on behalf of the department, Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reintegration. But an audit just released by Arizona’s auditor general said the department needs to work on the rehabilitation part. The bureau’s analysis looked at data on inmates between January 2017 …

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Walk Of Warriors seeks to shed light on abuse

Sunday, September 26, 2021 5:34 PM Some of those attending the Walk of Warriors event on Saturday begin their walk from Center Lake to the Old County Courthouse on Saturday. Photo by Jackie Gorski, Times-Union. At the Walk of Warriors event on Saturday, people were able to share their stories …

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Recovery from addiction is more than sobriety

September is the month of national recovery. An estimated 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older battled a substance use disorder in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It is also estimated that 22.35 million, or 9.1%, of Americans are recovering from a substance use …

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Changes to Wyoming’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse Efforts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) – As federal grant funding ends, state efforts to prevent prescription drug and opioid-related overdoses and deaths are evolving but continuing, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The WDH Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) first received the Grant to Prevent Prescription Drug / Opioid Overdose-Related …

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