As Executive Director, Ezra is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. His duties include: Implementing the agency's strategic plan; Planning for program services, staffing, physical resources, and funding;  Monitoring implementation of policies and procedures to assure programs and services are delivered effectively and efficiently; and Establishing and maintaining working relationships with community groups, service providers, government offices, and the media. Ezra also continues to develop print and electronic publications for the Council and manage the agency's web sites and social media efforts
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 24, 2020

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U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as ThoughtDrugs may kill twice as many Americans as government records suggest, a new study claims..Methadone can help people beat opioid addiction — if they can afford it"I'm on a hamster wheel of trying to figure out how to pay this price. It just never ends."America's Favorite PoisonWhatever happened to th...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 17, 2020

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Bill to Require Depression Screening for Students Passes Full LegislatureIn an effort to address an alarming rise of teen depression and suicide, Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, M.D., Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy have sponsored a bill to mandate annual depression screenings for certain students in public schools..Cannabis edibles may present un...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 10, 2020

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Pharmacies Don't Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and AntibioticsA team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of d...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 3, 2020

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Are Online Psychiatry And Psychotherapy The Next Frontier In Digital Health?In 2017, the World Health Organization declared that mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. However, there are not enough professionals to reach the huge number of people affected, and the shortage of treatment options is only getting worse. ...
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Pathways’ P.A.L.S Trip to Habitat for Humanity

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By Monisha Rey, Clinician @ PathwaysThe students of the Pathways'' P.A.L.S community service club participated in the Morristown Habitat for Humanity ground breaking on Thursday October 24th. The students were very excited to be a part of the beginning stages of this new home. Youth members played a major role in assisting with the construction. Th...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 20, 2019

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During this season of reflection, we pause to express our sincere gratitude, and send you best wishes for a joyous holiday.Opioid-Addicted Babies Cost U.S. More Than $500 Million AnnuallyBabies born addicted to opioids cost the U.S. health care system more than half a billion dollars a year, a new study finds.Kratom is widely available in gas stati...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 13, 2019

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'Warm' Hotlines Deliver Help Before Mental Health Crisis Heats UpUnlike a hotlines, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis.Built For Counterterrorism, This High-Tech Machine Is Now Helping Fight FentanylSarah Mackin runs a cotton swab around the inside of a tiny plastic baggie that appears to be empty....
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With Holiday Time Approaching, This is a Good Time to Address Underage Drinking

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Despite what you may hear in the news, alcohol is the most widely used substance in the country.And, it is also the among most widely used substance among America's teens and young adults, posing substantial health and safety risks. Believe it or not, the average age for a first drink is 14.Teens try alcohol for a variety of reasons – to exert inde...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 6, 2019

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Commentary: Supervised injection sites are enabling, but necessaryPeople living in addiction are experts at enabling other people to enable them. Their expertise is part of a survival strategy for the addicted individual and the addiction itself.Obscure state regulations gave birth to the opioid crisisIn the last several years, life expectancy fell...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending November 22, 2019

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Our weekly Addiction News & Policy Update will not publish next week!On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff at Wellspring, We're sending each of you our warm wishes from home to home and from heart to heart to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May this day be a beautiful reminders of the wonderful things in life.Physical activity target...
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