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2014-10-15 08:31:27

Treatments often are ineffective, creating fear of addiction with little pain relief. RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans with chronic pain say that current treatments using prescription painkillers do not work, leading to years of intense suffering, thoughts of suicide and often dependence on the medications, according to a new national survey sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation....

2014-10-02 12:31:53

A free community conversation sponsored ?by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will deliver welcoming remarks. This is the beginning of a community discussion about how opioid addiction has soared to epidemic proportions in our state. A panel of experts will present the latest information about Oregon's opioid crisis and discuss strategies to overcome this public health...

2014-10-01 12:27:01

CENTER CITY, Minn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate recently designated October as "National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse Awareness Month" and resolved to hold a continuous national dialogue on efforts to combat what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the opioid "epidemic." To aid communities in preventing, responding to, and ending addiction to prescription pain pills and heroin, Hazelden Publishing has released the comprehensive Heroin and...

2014-09-18 08:29:44

Children of marijuana users much more likely to start using marijuana at a young age, new Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey finds PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children of parents who have used marijuana are more than three times more likely to use it themselves. That's according to a new nationwide survey of youth ages 18 to 25 commissioned by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Center for Public Advocacy....

2014-08-21 16:24:19

CENTER CITY, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Higher Learning Commission recently granted approval to launch the new online master's degree offered by the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies (HGSAS). With applications for the Winter 2015 semester being accepted now, the Master of Arts in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders focuses on the science of addiction and mental health and can be completed in as little as two years. This innovative...

2014-08-19 12:28:15

CENTER CITY, Minn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are pleased to announce their collaboration on a groundbreaking new research project to survey the current rates of substance use, depression and anxiety among licensed attorneys throughout the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137360 The survey is designed to capture current data on these critical...

2014-07-07 12:25:29

CENTER CITY, Minn., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hazelden Publishing, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and located in Center City, Minnesota, is celebrating 60 years as the leading publisher of prevention, intervention, addiction recovery and self-help resources. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/DC61972LOGO This important legacy began in 1954 with the publication of Richmond Walker's Twenty-Four Hours a Day, or more affectionately known throughout the world...

2014-06-30 16:26:15

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with compelling new data from the Butler Center for Research, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's leading addiction treatment provider, has developed an innovative treatment model specifically for the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people who seek lifelong freedom from substance abuse. The new program sets a new standard for a special population. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SUxOeFQ7IM "New...

2014-06-04 12:25:35

Evidence-based model called Building Assets, Reducing Risks, was implemented at the school and distributed by Hazelden Publishing. CENTER CITY, Minn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the evening of June 3, 2014, representatives from St. Louis Park High School in Minnesota attended a formal gala in Washington D.C. where they accepted the National ACT Award for College and Career Readiness. The school has been implementing a social emotional learning model called Building...

2014-04-15 08:29:57

CENTER CITY, Minn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, will sponsor the "Recovery 2.0" free online conference May 3-7. The web-based event will present one-on-one, in-depth conversations between yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen and a wide variety of recovery and wellness specialists. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/DC61972LOGO "The Hazelden...


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