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Cyberabad Police launch anti-drug committees in schools and colleges

Drug addiction committees were launched on Thursday by Cyberabad police in all 148 schools and colleges in Madhapur area with the aim of achieving a “drug-free campus”. Police Commissioner Mr Stephen Raveendra said the state government is committed to eradicating the menace of drugs and as part of this it …

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Confusion and dismay over decision to close Family Restoration Court

When attendees of the Marion County Family Recovery Court come together virtually on March 29 to celebrate two women who graduated from the program, the speeches, words of encouragement and tears will end in final goodbyes. The Marion Superior Court Executive Committee announced that the Family Recovery Court, which began …

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Biden and Becerra donate millions to opioids and addiction drugs

WASHINGTON The Biden administration has earmarked $25.6 million to give entities fighting the overdose epidemic drug treatments, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told McClatchy on Tuesday. The grants are intended to make drug treatment more widely available for opioid use disorders and prescription drug abuse, …

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Report: Broncos interested in OT La’el Collins Cowboys trade

Before they can challenge the Chiefs for AFC West supremacy, the Russell Wilson-led Broncos must first face the Chargers, who fought off Wilson’s acquisition on Tuesday less than 48 hours later by trading for the former Pass-rusher All-Pro Khalil Mack, bookending Pro Bowl defensive end Joey Bosa in the most …

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Congressman Kim gets $300,000 for Burlington County’s HOPE ONE in federal spending bill

Congressman Kim gets $300,000 for Burlington County’s HOPE ONE in federal spending bill Mount Laurel, NJ – This week, Congressman Kim (NJ-03) voted to pass the government’s fiscal year 2022 funding package that includes $300,000 for the county’s HOPE ONE Mobile Access Unit. Burlington. Congressman Kim applied for community project …

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Two more coloradans arrested for fentanyl offenses

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) — Two more people are in custody on drug charges related to fentanyl. Federal court documents say Douglas Floyd and Marlene McGuire are in jail and face federal drug charges for distributing fentanyl in Colorado. The two allegedly sold fentanyl to Maria Cecilia Davis-Conchie who then …

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Old Town Neighborhood Association releases plan to revitalize neighborhood

A new Old Town Neighborhood Associations plan calls for, among other things, that Portland police officers know the name of at least one person in every business or that residence/business owners and non-profit organizations know the name and number of at least one Old Town PPB Officer. Kaylee Domzalski/OPB On …

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Attorney General Tong announces agreement with Redwood toxicology lab

Press Releases 03/07/2022 Attorney General Tong announces $4.8 million settlement with Redwood toxicology lab (Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong, U.S. Attorney Leonard C. Boyle and Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, announced today that Redwood …

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Calls to overhaul methadone distribution grow, but clinics resist

This story originally appeared at KHN. Days typically start early for patients undergoing opioid addiction treatment at Denver Recovery Group’s six methadone clinics in Colorado. They get up before dawn. Some take three buses to a clinic at 5 a.m. for a 15-minute chat with a counselor and their daily …

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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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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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“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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Fulton County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to Host Community Conversation on Substance Use Prevention and Treatment – “The Deadly Truth”

In an effort to raise awareness of the devastating impact of opioid addiction, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) will host its next Community Conversation on Substance Use Prevention and Treatment – “The Deadly Truth” on Thursday, February 24. 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 …

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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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Completion of antibiotic therapy for infective endocarditis associated with injection drug use in a routine drug addiction clinic: a retrospective cohort study | BMC Infectious Diseases

Ultimately, 65.1% of survivors in our cohort completed antibiotic therapy, 87.2% were seen by addiction specialists, and 89.4% received MOUD. This MOUD initiation rate differs greatly from the 5.7% initiation rate reported in a national study of IDU-IE patients. [8]. Completion of antibiotic therapy in IDU-IE has not been well …

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Mom Fights For More Addiction Resources In Oregon After Losing Daughter | Local News

SALEM, Ore. (KPTV) — Families affected by Oregon’s drug addiction crisis are asking state lawmakers for help. Cathy McInnis is one of those mothers fighting for more resources in the state. She lost her daughter to alcohol addiction on March 1, 2020. “She was in rehab and she passed away,” …

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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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Senator Collins asks the experts about the COV…

Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ Q&A with Dr. Prinstein on children’s mental health. Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ Q&A with Ms. Goldsby on non-fatal overdoses. washington d.c. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Health Committee, interviewed mental health and addictions experts during a …

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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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Jackson County Drug Court hopes to give people a second chance | Illinois News

By MAKAYLA HOLDER, Southern Illinois (Carbondale) CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A drug treatment court traveled to Jackson County to help people facing drug addiction and criminal charges get their lives back, Judge Steven Bost said. “The beauty of this program is that it’s been researched, studied, and studied, and it …

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How can PCPs properly manage patients with opioid use disorder?

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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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Governor Hochul Announces Award of More Than $3.7 Million to Support Addiction Services Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $3.7 million to expand evidence-based addiction prevention services across New York State. The funding has been awarded to providers in each of New York State’s ten economic development regions and will support prevention providers whose services have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 …

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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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Houston drug treatment centers are feeling the effects of the omicron variant – Houston Public Media

Close up top view of people sitting in a circle talking. Inpatient addiction treatment centers in Houston are experiencing staffing shortages and other problems due to the omicron variant. The Cheyenne Center added plexiglass barriers to protect patients and counselors and until recently could not allow anyone from outside the …

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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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Deans highlight the power of collaborations to impact the health of Ohioans

Three of Ohio University’s colleges have a significant impact on the state’s healthcare system. By working together and with a variety of external partners, they show how powerful such collaborations can be. The Deans of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Health Sciences and Professions, and the …

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What Rehab’s Avicii Diaries Reveal About His Mental Health

Avicii’s diaries detail his mental health issues Avicii, born Tim Bergling, was a popular DJ, songwriter and producer from Sweden. With charts topping songs like “Levels” and “Wake Me Up”, Avicii’s music redefined the genre. Despite Avicii’s rapid success, the artist’s lifelong struggles with anxiety and addiction led to his …

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Telehealth May Reduce Barriers to Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

The drugs approved by the FDA, which include buprenorphine, are considered the gold standard for the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). Yet only 1 in 9 people with OUD receive these drugs, which are highly regulated by the federal government. After the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drug …

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Atopic diseases before pregnancy increase the risk of peripartum mental disorders

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Researcher explores the use of cannabinoids to treat obesity

Although cannabis is often associated with “food cravings” in popular culture, a University of Toronto researcher Justin matheson wonders if cannabinoids – compounds naturally found in plants – can actually be used to treat obesity. “At first glance, the research seems a little paradoxical,” says Matheson, who received a doctorate …

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APEX is proud to announce its new Chairman of the Board: Michael Cartwright

APEX Recovery of San Diego is proud to announce its new Chairman of the Board: Michael Cartwright APEX is proud to announce its new Chairman of the Board: Michael Cartwright ” – Dr Matthieu Bruhin SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – APEX Recovery is a state-of-California …

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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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Twins celebrate their first sober Christmas in 15 years and work to help others

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia (WSAZ) – Samantha and Jeffery Parker share the same birthday and more than a decade of drug addiction. This Christmas, the two are finally recovering and are celebrating the sober vacation for the first time together since the age of 14. “I have been taunted more times …

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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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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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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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Duke Energy Provides $ 255,000 to Address Addiction and Mental Health Needs in Indiana Communities | Duke Energy

GrAnts will fund mental health and addiction services supporting Hoosiers in Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Monroe, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Tippecanoe counties and Wabash. PLAINFIELD, Ind. – The Duke Energy Foundation today awarded nine grants totaling $ 255,000 to programs that help communities …

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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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Overdose deaths caused by fentanyl mixed with other drugs

The surge in drug overdose deaths this year and last has sparked concern among many researchers, doctors and health officials about drug abuse and addiction, as well as a growing trend among overdose victims which seems to indicate a new and different wave of the opioid epidemic. While the loneliness …

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American Indians who believe in a false stereotype about their vulnerability to alcohol may be at higher risk for problematic drinking

Newswise – American Indians who believe in a myth falsely implying that they are biogenetically predisposed to binge drinking may experience more thirst for alcohol, more frequent drinking, and worse alcohol-related consequences than those who do not believe this myth, according to a new study in Alcoholism: clinical and experimental …

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Pear’s Digital Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder Pays Off with Revolutionary FDA Label

With its proposed special purpose acquisition company just days away from shareholder approval, Pear Therapeutics is already preparing for its future as a publicly traded company. After successfully leading three of his digital therapies through the FDA clearance process, Pear’s attention is now focused on bringing his next virtual treatment …

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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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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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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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20-50-100 years ago – November 2 | New

The people of Frédéric who have not yet purchased their charcoal for the winter are warned to do so immediately. There will be a coal shortage in January and February, according to one of the local dealers. The shortage of anthracite coal is expected to be particularly rare. The shortage, …

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American Warehouse GH supports Compassion Rehab Center

American Warehouse GH, a Maryland, US-based store with a Ghana outlet in Tema, presented matching items to the Prampram Compassion Rehabilitation Center in the Greater Accra region. The items, which included bags of rice, flavored oats, oil, fruit juices, tomato paste and paper napkins worth over GH ¢ 5,000. Mr. …

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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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Kane County Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative

Over two years ago, Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain announced an innovative idea to help people in the community struggling with drug addiction. The plan calls for leasing 25,000 square feet of space in the sheriff’s compound to a drug treatment provider. The private entity would then transform two floors …

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People still use opioids 3 months after surgery

Share on PinterestExperts say healthcare professionals should be aware of a person’s risk of opioid addiction before having surgery. blackCAT / Getty Images Researchers say that about 20 percent of people continue to use opioids 3 months after surgery. Experts say pain relievers are usually not needed more than 3 …

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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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Newsweek recognizes WhiteSands as one of the top drug treatment centers in the United States

Company Named # 1 Addiction Treatment Provider in Florida for Two Consecutive Years DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida, September 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – WhiteSands Treatment Center (“WhiteSands” or the “Company”), a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and addiction treatment services, announced today that the Company was named …

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Liberty University Launches World’s First Center for Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Liberty University is launching the first global center of its kind for mental health, addiction and recovery. This center will combine academic departments and multiple campus resources to work together on strategic partnerships and alliances that advance research and deliver education, training, advocacy and services. “The …

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MCAs want town hall to build drug rehab centers

Kiambu Woman representative Gathoni Wamuchomba speaks with Martin Kamotho, aka Githeri Man, at his home in Kayole, Nairobi, after being taken to a drug rehab center for alcoholism. [Kamau Maichuhie,Standard] Alcohol and substance abuse among young people has been attributed to high expectations, life prospects and unemployment. Frustrated and desperate, …

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam – September

Response to coronavirus (COVID-19) • Have you downloaded COVIDWISE, Virginia’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification App? Add your phone to combat here. For up-to-date information, help, and resources from across state government, click here. RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional appointments to his administration. Commonwealth SecretariatAppointments to the Board Alexandria Restoration and …

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DeWine: Advancing Appalachia Ohio | Chroniclers

In Ohio, we’re making high-speed internet access a priority. Projects across the region received POWER funding from the Appalachian Region Commission (ARC), and in 2020, Ohio projects totaled $ 2.68 million in awards. Through the Office of BroadbandOhio, we take a local and collaborative approach, engaging local leaders and industry …

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