Our Blogs

MAR
08
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending March 9, 2018

kid-on-dock
How does resolving cannabis problems differ from problems with alcohol or other drugs? Those resolving cannabis problems do so at younger ages, with less assistance than those resolving other substance-use problems. Learn More   Is alcohol at work a perk? Not for some young job seekers Drinks during recruiting dinners, team bonding over happy hour, beer kegs at trendy startups. Learn More   People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think The American opioid epidemic claimed 63,600 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. Learn More   While Talk About Opioids Continues In D.C., Addiction Treatment Is In Peril In States Opioids were on the White House agenda Thursday — President Trump convened a summit with members of his administration about the crisis. And Congress authorized funds for the opioid crisis in its...
Continue reading
0
  574 Hits
574 Hits
MAR
06
0

Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Kids

Daddaughter
I am sure that by now you probably know that drugs and alcohol present a menacing threat to your children. What you may not realize is that that you represent the crucial element in preventing your children from suffering the harm that substance abuse can bring. Fact is that a healthy talk at home represents the best way of setting your children down the path to a future that is free of alcohol and drug abuse. Keep in mind that your children are attending sporting events, go to parties, participate in school dances, and more likely than not, the topic of drug or alcohol use is likely to come up. Which is why keeping the communications channels open with your children, is paramount. If you’re lucky, your children will come to you and ask you about things they see and hear while in school, or out of it. When your...
Continue reading
0
  210 Hits
210 Hits
FEB
28
0

Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Kids

39174415-BW
I am sure that by now you probably know that drugs and alcohol present a menacing threat to your children. What you may not realize is that that you represent the crucial element in preventing your children from suffering the harm that substance abuse can bring. Fact is that a healthy talk at home represents the best way of setting your children down the path to a future that is free of alcohol and drug abuse. Keep in mind that your children are attending sporting events, go to parties, participate in school dances, and more likely than not, the topic of drug or alcohol use is likely to come up. Which is why keeping the communications channels open with your children, is paramount. If you’re lucky, your children will come to you and ask you about things they see and hear while in school, or out of it. When your...
Continue reading
0
  400 Hits
400 Hits
JAN
31
0

Drug Abuse in Seniors: How To Spot The Warning Signs

Sad-seniors
By Hazel Bridges With the widespread opioid addiction crisis over the last decade, Americans have seen more and more seniors fall prey to drug abuse. While it can start for many different reasons, it can be extremely dangerous and difficult for the senior population to recover from substance abuse, and unfortunately misuse of prescription drugs by seniors is estimated to grow exponentially by 2020 --a 100% jump from 2001, according to DrugRehab.org . Often, seniors who don’t have sufficient health insurance coverage and are on a tight budget will resort to using medication meant for someone else, or they will self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs or alcohol. They may use these substances to numb the pain or to cope with loneliness, grief, or isolation, all of which affect many seniors even when they have loving family members around them. This use of substances can be dangerous or even deadly to a...
Continue reading
0
  777 Hits
777 Hits
OCT
27
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 28

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 28
Our Weekly Addiction News & Policy Update is a compilation of news items provided to Wellspring by a variety of sources. Wellspring 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. Substance abuse increases risk of developing schizophrenia by six times A study involving more than 3 million people confirms...
Continue reading
0
  1157 Hits
1157 Hits
JUN
23
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 24

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 24
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. Strict opioids laws hit chronic pain sufferers hard Jonathan Rodis takes his hydrocodone pills sparingly, only when the pain...
Continue reading
1
  1113 Hits
1113 Hits
JUN
17
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 17

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 17
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. Addictions are harder to kick when you're poor. Here's why Most addictions end by the time users hit age...
Continue reading
0
  1075 Hits
1075 Hits
MAY
20
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 10

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 10
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. 'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic...
Continue reading
1
  1183 Hits
1183 Hits
MAY
20
0

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...
Continue reading
0
  1205 Hits
1205 Hits
MAR
05
0

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 8

Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending May 8
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. The wars don’t work IN 1971 Richard Nixon fired the first shot in what became known...
Continue reading
0
  2325 Hits
2325 Hits

Log in

fb iconLog in with Facebook
create an account