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2014-10-08 23:04:47

In Georgia, the number of overdose deaths tripled since 1999. The Atlanta opening of the Georgia Detox and Recovery Center (GDRC), the first of five in Georgia, marks a change in both thinking and approach to breaking addiction. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 This week the Atlanta Georgia Detox and Recovery Centers (GDRC) opened its doors to patients suffering from Substance Use Disorders. With more than seven percent of Georgia residents dealing with alcohol or drug addiction, this...

2014-10-07 12:32:11

Congressional leaders are urged to take a stand in their community as opioids and other drugs are killing young people and ravaging families nationwide WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and Press the President calls upon Americans to consider tragic costs and consequences of the plight of substance abuse as it can drain families and communities. If you are an organization or group who is working to combat this issue, then Press the...

2014-09-30 23:05:43

A growing number of employers are reviewing and revising substance use policies. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 For the first time since 2010, the National Football League (NFL) has made revisions to its drug use policy. Recent legislative changes around the country as well as continued pressure to reduce substance abuse and addiction within professional sports has led to a growing number of employers reviewing and revising substance use policies according to Ben...

2014-09-02 16:25:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today announced a recovery month initiative, Building Bridges to Recovery. The initiative will build an informational bridge between the medical community, the treatment community, the recovering community and the person or family in need of life-saving treatment. Governor Tom Corbett has also proclaimed September as Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month in Pennsylvania. "Drug...

2014-08-28 23:15:57

September 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of SAMHSA’s Recovery Month. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 National Recovery Month is nearly here, when people across the nation gather to celebrate the power of recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Alcohol and drug rehab Florida treatment center, Destination Hope has begun preparations for the 25th year of the event, which is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This...

2014-08-13 23:02:41

Depression and other mental health issues paired with addiction is known as dual diagnosis. Lakeview Health medical leadership offer insight into treating these patients. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Dr. Kevin Holbert, Chief of Staff at addiction treatment center Lakeview Health, has spoken out on the recent passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams. An August 12, 2014 article by Fox News cited that alcoholism was a daily struggle and that the Oscar Winner struggled with...

2014-08-13 20:22:40

Jason Katims and Kristen Johnston honored for educating public about behavioral health LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will recognize Jason Katims, Kristen Johnston, television and film screenwriters and producers, and more who educate the public about mental and substance use disorders at the 2014 Voice Awards, held on the UCLA campus Now in its ninth year, the Voice Awards event--hosted by...

2014-07-23 23:01:07

The treatment center prepares for National Health Center Week. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 In preparation for National Health Center Week, which will take place Aug. 10-16, Millennium Treatment Group is providing tips on choosing a reputable treatment center. Substance abuse has existed in society ever since man first figured out the process of crushing grapes to make wine. Substance abuse treatment has existed since shortly thereafter. Its basis lies in the classic business...

2014-07-15 23:05:44

To Learn New Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Teen Drug Use Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Orlando, Fla. on July 20-24 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges –...

2014-06-25 23:02:34

Harbor Village Detox comments on new study which indicates that individuals who were abused as children are more likely to use drugs. USA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 As reported by Yale News (6/11), a new study by the Yale School of Medicine shows that childhood abuse can lead to drug abuse. The study illustrates that people who suffered from child abuse “had lower brain volumes in regions associated with emotion, learning, and memory.” In addition, people with a history of child abuse are...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.