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Indiana mother recognized for fight against drug addiction
After Phillips lost her son Aaron at the age of 20, she helped created Overdose Lifeline Incorporated, a non-profit that helps addicts find treatment and gives first responders and families narcan- the drug that can reverse a heroin overdose. Her … Read more on WISH-TV

Cohasset High School to host Drug Story Theater presentation
Drug Story Theater is an improvisational theater program for teens who are in the early stages of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. The actors use performance to share their own true experiences with addiction in hopes that the treatment of one … Read more on Wicked Local

An Indiana town recovering from 190 HIV cases
AUSTIN, Ind. — From the start of the HIV outbreak, health officials emphasized that nothing set Scott County apart from many other rural communities where opioid drug use had become an epidemic. This could happen anywhere, people were told. Read more on Indianapolis Star

Manna Ministries owes state .3 million for clinic mismanagement
BANGOR, Maine — Well-known social services organization Manna Ministries owes the state $ 1.3 million for mismanaging an addiction recovery clinic it operated in Medway and Medicaid reimbursement overpayments, according to the Maine Department of … Read more on Bangor Daily News

Substance abuse treatment: Manchin's proposal merits discussion
Va., has come up with a good idea as it relates to future funding for substance abuse treatment centers across the Mountain State and the nation. The West Virginia lawmaker is proposing legislation that could raise one-and-half to two billion dollars a … Read more on Bluefield Daily Telegraph

First Substance Abuse Treatment Unit Opens at a WV Regional Jail
West Virginia launches its first inpatient substance abuse treatment program in a regional jail today. The 28-bed unit will serve male inmates at the Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County who are awaiting transfer to prison. The Logan County … Read more on West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Church, new treatment center strive to fight drug abuse
In unrelated campaigns, a church and a new outpatient drug treatment center are focusing on preventing and treating drug addiction this month. St. Michael Catholic Community in Sterling Heights will participate in a National Drug Take Back Day event 10 … Read more on C&G Newspapers

Raiders and Eagles continue making 'connections'
That was one lesson learned at Kennett High School on Tuesday afternoon, when the Eagles played host to Fryeburg Academy for "Prevention through Connections," a program geared to overcoming substance abuse. It marked the second time the two … Read more on Conway Daily Sun

Mental Health and Drug Education – Training and Course Overview
Dealing with mental illnesses or drug addictions is never easy. But there are treatments that can help. Proper medical treatment, counseling, self-help strategies and professional help can help anyone in overcoming such conditions and reclaiming a … Read more on Campus Daily Online

Own experiences open path to helping others
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly one in five Americans suffers from some sort of mental illness. “When I was first diagnosed, I felt very alone,” she said. “I thought nobody else was going through what … Read more on Jacksonville Journal Courier

Former Child Star Todd Bridges Opens Up About Overcoming Substance Abuse
Todd tells Closer, in an exclusive interview, that after the show ended in 1986 his career was sidelined by substance abuse problems. “Addiction is a disease that attacks your emotions and stops you from realizing you can have a beautiful life,” Todd … Read more on Closer Weekly

Opioid crisis creating nonprofit demand
With the belief that yoga and mindfulness are essential to recovery for drug addicts and alcoholics, McCausland established Prana Recovery Centers, a Marlborough drug and alcohol treatment center focused on relapse prevention. The program is centered … Read more on Worcester Business Journal

Grace Centre Adult Treatment Facility Officially Opens
A new adult treatment centre for people dealing with complex alcohol and drug addictions was officially opened this morning in Harbour Grace. Cindy Clarke is … Clarke says the 28 day residential program takes a holistic approach to conquering addictions. Read more on VOCM

Business Spotlight: Addicted to Rescue
Ozark-based Teen Challenge actually got its start in Manhattan, N.Y. – in the thick of a late 1950s murder trial of seven teenage gang members. Pennsylvania pastor Dave Wilkerson was reading Life magazine's two-page spread of the case in his study 265 … Read more on Springfield Business Journal

2700+ Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists Convene at CADCA's National
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 2,700 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th Annual National … Read more on PR Newswire (press release)

Grant enables DV Middle School to start Life Skills Training
According to the press release, LST has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an “exemplary program.” The National Institute on Drug Abuse added the program to a list of “programs that work” and the White House Office of National Drug … Read more on NEagle

A vaccine for drug addiction is in the works
A vaccine, which has undergone tests in animal subjects so far, holds promise, said Dr. William Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The vaccine would “produce an antibody response which would latch onto the drug of use … Read more on Medill Reports: Chicago

Baldwin County law enforcement waging daily battle in 'War on Drugs'
Tetreau is also heading up the Baldwin County Drug Abuse Resistance Awareness Program, which began this year with a pair of pilot programs, at Swift School and Magnolia School. D.A.R.E. is a community-oriented police program. It allows police officers … Read more on Gulf Coast News Today

Group calls for more addiction treatment
“Drug addiction among young people is a horrendous and life-threatening epidemic — a deadly epidemic, as we have seen in the last few days,” Blumenthal said, referring to the nine heroin overdoses, one of them fatal, that occurred in New London County … Read more on CT Post

Big caseloads for drug abuse counselors
MONTPELIER. – Vermont has expanded addiction treatment in a big way in recent years, but a state Senate committee heard Thursday of continuing waiting lists for treatment and huge caseloads for substance abuse counselors. The Senate Health and … Read more on

Opinionator | Staying Sober After Treatment Ends
A related reason is that the face of drug abuse is changing — a factor that has led to a softening of drug policy in general. In the last decade, 90 percent of new heroin users have been white, and suddenly people in power are noticing that drug abuse … Read more on New York Times (blog)

Resident says problems were rampant at Fortitude Treatment Center
"They were never checked on,” she said. “They were taking drugs in the facility, sharing drugs with each other." Not only did she make claims of drug abuse, she said offenders like her son were supposed to leave for work or to look for jobs during the … Read more on