Substance abuse

Emirates News Agency – National Rehabilitation Center launches drug and alcohol prevention capacity building initiative in United Arab Emirates, Middle East

ABU DHABI, May 29, 2021 (WAM) – The National Rehabilitation Center (NRC), a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating center of excellence in drug addiction in the Middle East, to prepare to organize a training event for capacity building in the field of drug and alcohol abuse prevention. The program will …

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SEPTA is testing a new way to help people with addiction

If you take the Market-Frankford line from SEPTA to Somerset station and exit onto Kensington Avenue, you might run into someone like Kenneth Harris. He is an outreach specialist for Merakey, a social service agency that recently partnered with the authority to help people struggling with homelessness and substance abuse …

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Tampa Bay opioid crisis escalates during pandemic

Every day, three people in the Tampa Bay area die of an opioid overdose in what is described as “the epidemic within the pandemic” – the peak in opioid use associated with COVID-19. To solve the problem, the Tampa Bay Partnership, a coalition of regional business leaders, recently launched a …

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