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2012-08-08 02:28:30

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substance abuse is on the rise among adult women. The National Institute of Health highlights that female alcoholics have death rates of 50-100 percent higher than those of male alcoholics. Additionally, women are more likely to be prescribed abusable prescription drugs, like an anti-anxiety medication. According to Hanley Center, a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment that recently...

2012-04-16 02:28:32

Hanley Center Survey Finds Depression and Anxiety Fuel Addiction Among Older Americans WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people over the age of 50 who are being treated for addiction is drastically on the rise. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration older adults who reported using illegal drugs within a year, nearly doubled between 2002 and 2007, while use of nonmedical pharmaceuticals increased from 2.2% in...

2011-11-09 10:42:00

Caron Treatment Centers' Project CONNECT debunks common misconceptions that undermine tobacco cessation among today's youth WERNERSVILLE, Pa., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five teenagers smoke cigarettes, with more than 3,000 young people becoming regular smokers every day. Among these individuals, 82 percent of 11 to 19 year olds who smoke think about quitting. While teens may be aware that smoking is...

2011-09-15 12:00:00

This event will bring together professionals from local government, schools, churches, and community organizations interested in preventing our nationâs youth from adopting tobacco-use habits and helping those who have already started using to quit. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 A symposium sponsored by Caron Treatment Centers has been developed specifically for tobacco prevention coordinators, student assistance professionals, tobacco control staff, health...

2011-08-20 00:00:32

Rebranded from Run7on7, RunWell will raise funds for addiction treatment & recovery. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 Linda Quirk, accomplished ultra marathon runner and philanthropist, today announces the launch of RunWell: The Linda Quirk Foundation, a foundation that will continue to carry out her personal mission to raise funds and awareness for addiction treatment and recovery. Linda's philanthropic efforts over the past several years have been centered around Run7on7. After...

2011-08-10 07:00:00

Caron Reinforces Need for Open, Honest Discussions on Substance Abuse Issues WERNERSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether teens are entering high school for the first time or advancing grades, heading back-to-school can be both exciting and stressful. As teens face new challenges, new environments and new social influences in heading back to school, these stressors can lead teens to experiment with illegal substances. Recent studies have shown high stress teens are...

2011-05-12 12:00:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caron Treatment Centers and the Hanley Center today announced an agreement where Caron will acquire the Hanley Center, and Hanley will become an affiliate of Caron by July 1, 2011. Both organizations are non-profits. For the foreseeable future, both entities will retain their respective names and will provide a more comprehensive continuum of treatment ranging from adolescence through older adulthood. "We have always had a profound...

2010-02-22 09:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 7th Linda Quirk will begin her voyage across Chile's Atacama Desert in an attempt to become the first woman in history to complete the 4 Deserts in under a year. Named TIME magazine's second most arduous event in the world, the 4 Deserts is a series of six-day, 150-mile ultramarathons that sends endurance athletes across the Atacama, Gobi, Sahara, and Antarctica deserts. Linda's mission comes at the heels of her most recent...

2009-12-02 07:00:00

Nationwide Breakthrough at Caron Poll Explores Stresses and Challenges People Anticipate This Holiday Season and Offers Tools for Coping PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From family conflict to anxiety about not being able to buy gifts for everyone on their list, women and men are more stressed about the 2009 holiday season than last year, according to a new study commissioned by Breakthrough at Caron, a five-and-a-half day intensive wellness program designed for adults...

2009-09-02 16:01:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- After running a marathon on each of the seven continents in under a year by March of 2009, Linda Quirk of Run7on7.com fame is now announcing her next greatest endeavor: to attempt to become the first woman to complete the 4 Deserts - a grueling series of ultra-marathons - in under a year in 2010. This announcement is a continuation of her global efforts to raise funds and awareness for drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery, something...