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Not All Arguments to Legalize Marijuana Should Be Believed

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By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator With the topic of legalizing marijuana increasing in popularity, controversy regarding safety and other public health concerns come into question. Research from an October 2018 poll by the Pew Research Center found that 62 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization. Timothy Hsiao, a professor ...
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JUL
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The Opioid Crisis. How Did We Get Here?

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By: Mallory Stufsky, Substance Abuse Navigator When you hear "poppy flower," you probably have memories of 'The Wizard of Oz,' and Dorothy being carried out of the poppy field by her new friends. Although beautiful, poppy flowers were first discovered to have euphoric, potentially dangerous, effects when crushed and mixed with water. We do not know...
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JUL
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Nutrition Tips For Recovering Substance Users

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Contributed by By Sally Perkins Although often overlooked, nutrition plays a key role in an addict's long term recovery process, according to Today's Dietitian. While teaching about the dangers of substance abuse , recovery specialists should also educate concerned individuals on the use of medical nutrition therapy in helping drug addicts. MNT for...
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JUN
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Join Us for the 2019 Wellspring/CJFHC Conference- Cancelled

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​Regretfully, this event is cancelled and hopefully to be re-scheduled in the fall. Refunds will be processed as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience.
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MAY
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National Prevention Week – Monday May13th Topic: Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse

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By Jenna Bonstein, Preventionist I After reading the article "A Hard Pill to Swallow", written by Lisa Fields in the May 2019 issue of SJ (South Jersey) Magazine, I was inspired to share my thoughts about the important message of the opioid epidemic dealing with women in particular.  The subject of the article, Kim Govak, was a young woman whe...
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MAY
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National Prevention Week 2019

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National Prevention Week (NPW) is a SAMHSA-sponsored campaign dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health by promoting prevention year-round.  The week-long National Prevention Week observance that occurs each May brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together to celeb...
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MAY
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Building Skills for Lasting Happiness

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By: Gina-Marie Miraglia, Preventionist I "Happiness is a skill that can be strengthened" which is the core mission of Happify.  Happify is an online tool that focuses on positive psychology to strengthen a person's skills to live a meaningful and 'happy' life. This evidence-based online tool empowers people to take control of their emotional h...
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MAY
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Getting Insurance After Addiction

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By Sally Perkins While addiction costs America around $200 billion in lost productivity, crime and health care, the costs to you and your family can run much deeper. Even if you have been drug or alcohol-free for a long time, your previous addiction can still have a huge impact across your life. Many people with a history of addiction find that get...
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It’s Time Again to Clean-Out Your Medicine Cabinet

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On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many local agencies will team-up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about this event and to find locations where to drop off your unused medicines, go to https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ .   To locate a collection site near you, go to http://tinyurl.com/https-apps-deadiversion-usdo . Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s 2018 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million pounds-nearly 475 tons-of potentially dangerous...
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How Prevalent Is Bullying?

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Written by Jenny Silverstone Bullying can happen in different places, it could be at school, whether in class, in the hallways, or at the playground. Maybe your child attends an after-school club, plays a sport, or goes to the mall. Bullies generally operate in areas where youths congregate and there is minimal adult supervision. With technology , even the home is no longer a safe haven. Your child could be the victim of cyber-bullying via online devices or cell phones. In the U.S., between 20 and 28 percent of children in grades 6-12 will experience bullying. Less than half the children in America, about 40 percent, that are bullied will report it to an adult ( source ). In surveys, approximately 30 percent of children admit to having bullied others. These percentages increase when it comes to bullies being observed in the act. Just over 70 percent of children and school...
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