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Why We Need More Than Just an International Overdose Awareness Day

Why We Need More Than Just an International Overdose Awareness Day

Drug overdose is an issue surrounded by stigma that makes it difficult for family and friends of victims to grieve properly. Recently we recognized International Overdose Awareness Day. The event is designed for people touched by overdose to publicly mourn the loss of loved ones together without guilt or shame and remember the lives that could have been saved. The stigma that surrounds overdose might make it seem like a problem for weak, poor, severely disadvantaged people or celebrities, but that is not true. The victims of this problem are among your friends, your family, and could even be you. Yet people do not seem to recognize that it is a growing crisis among us with drug overdose deaths outnumbering those of car crashes. Each day, 44 Americans die from overdose and most deaths are from opioids, your commonly prescribed painkillers. In the past 15 years, the sales of prescription drugs...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 3

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 3

Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of Wellspring Center for Prevention. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Wellspring of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. For trans people, family rejection tied to suicide attempts, substance abuse For transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, as rejection from family...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 27

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 27

Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of Wellspring Center for Prevention. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Wellspring of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be unsubscribed. Children of Heroin Crisis Find Refuge in Grandparents’ Arms Cindi and Todd Colburn have had guardianship of their granddaughter, Maleigha, since...

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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 18

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending September 18

Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to NCADD by a variety of sources. NCADD staff assembles this information and is pleased to provide it to you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply click the SAFE UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of this email. CDC Announces $20 Million Program to Reduce Opioid Overdoses Opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. In 2013, more...

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