Families Are the Frontline: Preventing, Treating, and Recovering From Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Road to Recovery June 2012: Families Are the Frontline: Preventing, Treating, and Recovering From Substance Use and Mental Disorders

Edgy play about addiction part of HH's modern approach to drug education
Entrance to the event is free, and will portray the mental and physical battles that challenge drugaddicts daily, their consequences and how their decisions affect those around them. This 70-minute realistic story of addiction is presented by the ...

Drug and Alcohol Problems in the Military
As well as an alcohol problem, both militaries are struggling with a growing drug addiction. In the US Military, illicit and prescription drug abuse are low but medication misuse rose at an average 1.8% per-year between 2002 and 2008. In the UK over ...


Your Brain on Chocolate
Genetic Engineering News
Cravings for chocolate reflect something more than a desire for comfort—namely an addiction triggered by a brain chemical, according to newly-published research. The result is irresistibility to chocolate that is comparable to a drug addiction. Surges ...

NBA Star Dwyane Wade Talks Mother's Drug Addiction and Father's Accountability
Your Black World
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has penned a book titled “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball,” in which he vividly describes his mother's addiction to heroin and his sister's role in stepping into his life and removing him from the ...

Alliance Raises Youth Drug Awareness at Sewickley Heights Golf Club
The video features four Western Pennsylvania families, including Bennett and his wife Patti, who tell courageous stories about losing children to drug addiction. The Bennett's daughter Emily died in January last year from a heroin overdose at age 22.

Workshop on prescription, over-the-counter drug abuse scheduled for Monday
Grand Island Independent
The Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions will host a day-long workshop in Grand Island Monday on issues surrounding the use and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugsfeaturing drug recognition expert Chuck Matson.

Drug court gives offender new start
Marshall Independent
"It's a program to address the disease of addiction as the disease it is, rather than just being punitive," Mace said. Studies conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office have found that drug court participants who complete the program are ...

Ithaca Police Officers Given New Tool to Reverse Drug Overdoses
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
Citing an “epidemic” of drug addiction in Ithaca, city officials recently gave the Ithaca Police Department permission to train officers how to administer a medication to individuals suffering fromdrug overdoses. The medication, Narcan, is absorbed ...

Addiction workshop set for big response Saturday at HMHC
Cleveland Daily Banner
Public response is expected to be heavy to a unique Saturday workshop aimed at individuals and families whose lives have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by abusive addictions to inhalants, over-the-counter drugs and their prescription counterparts.

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