SPOTLIGHT: NCADD-NJ Convenes Fifth Advocacy Leadership Class

Aaron Kucharski-1A-BackupThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-NJ's Advocacy Leadership Program gathered its fifth class in Trenton on the last weekend of September.

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Affiliate in Reno, Nevada Partners to Hold Drug Summit

JTNN - Vertical imageJoin Together Northern Nevada (JTNN), the NCADD Affiliate in Reno, Nevada, is a member of the Nevada Statewide Coalition Partnership, a collaborative effort of 14 partner coalitions with a focus on substance abuse prevention.

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SPOTLIGHT: Waukesha, WI Affiliate Celebrates Recovery Month 2012

Claudia Roska, ARC Executive Director & NCADD board member with reigning Miss Wisconsin Central Mariah Haberman To celebrate the 2012 National Recovery Month, The Addiction Resource Council, Inc. (ARC), local NCADD Affiliate in Waukesha, WI, partnered with the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce to host a breakfast event. It was part of the Business over Breakfast Series sponsored by the Chamber's Women in Business Network and featured ARC Executive Director and NCADD board member Claudia Roska, along with guest speaker, Mariah Haberman, the reigning Miss Wisconsin Central. Miss Haberman's personal platform, "A Shot of Reality: Alcohol Addiction, " stems from her coping with a mother battling alcoholism and the death of her stepfather, who was killed in 2007 as the result of a crash caused while driving intoxicated. The audience, comprised of local business leaders, was closely engaged while Miss Haberman shared a heartfelt story of her mother's family history that...
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SPOTLIGHT: Chautauqua County (NY) Affiliate Contest Awards Winners

Julia Rater 3Chautauqua County Students do their part to make a difference.

Nearly 200 Chautauqua County students did their part to raise alcoholism awareness this year. One walked away $100 richer last March with more recognition on the way.

Sherman Central School junior Julia Rater won the 11th annual Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council Alcohol (CASAC) Awareness Month Poster Contest. She beat out 11 fellow finalists and 195 total entrants to win the prize.

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Affiliate LICADD (NY) Introduces I-STOP

ISTOP Press ConferenceOn June 27, cameras flashed at the Mineola office of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), the NCADD Affiliate serving Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York State, as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced passage of the new I-STOP legislation.

The Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescription (I-STOP) is the first of its kind legislation that, among other things monitors prescriptions and requires doctors and pharmacists to check patient prescription history before supplying drugs. "It targets the people and problems that lead to prescription drug abuse," says Schneiderman.

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Affiliate SAARA Center for Recovery (Va) Launches Telephone Recovery Support


SaaraTelephone Recovery Support (TRS) helps people in recovery stay in recovery! The SAARA Center for Recovery is now offering weekly peer-to-peer telephone recovery support services to people early in recovery.

Trained volunteers make weekly calls to consenting participants to check in and see how they are progressing in their recovery.

TRS helps reduce relapse and enhances recovery, not only for the recoveree, but also for the volunteer calling.

Discussing his excitement of the newly launched program, one of SAARA's TRS volunteers stated, "When I was early in my recovery, no one ever called me when I was scared and needed to talk to someone. I remember wishing that someone would call me and offer some help. Being in recovery, and having the TRS program, is a perfect way of giving back by making that phone call that I never got."

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Middlesex's Footprints for Life listed on NREPP

school kids2NCADD's Footprints for Life™ program was recently approved for listing on The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). It is the first curriculum from New Jersey to receive this recognition and the only program designed specifically to promote social competencies in early elementary school students to be listed.

NREPP is a searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions which have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers.

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Spotlight: NCADD’s Richmond Affiliate Holds Special Graduation

Richmond Main imageNCADD's Richmond Affiliate Holds First Recovery Community Program Graduation

Founded in 2004 by Hanover resident John Shinholser, The McShin Foundation is NCADD's Richmond Affiliate and Virginia's leading non-profit, full-service Recovery Community Organization (RCO), committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).

While providing the tools for recovering individuals to create positive lifestyles, it aims to spread the word of recovery and educate families, communities, and government regarding SUDs as well as reduce the stigma attached to them. Following is an example of its success.

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Spotlight: Madison County, NY Council Youth Win National Award

Main imageReality Check is a New York State youth led movement aiming to reduce youth exposure to tobacco marketing. Recently, Madison-Oneida-Herkimer County Reality Check, operated by the NCADD Affiliate Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Inc., known as BRiDGES, was honored by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and recognized as the National Youth Advocate of the Year winners in the group category.

The Youth Advocates of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, are designed to honor the outstanding work of young advocates who have taken the lead in holding the tobacco companies accountable for their efforts to market products to youth.

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Spotlight: Coalition’s Kick-Off Harnesses Community’s Strengths at Covina, CA Affiliate

pomona - image 1Partnership for a Positive Pomona, or P³, got off to a celebrated start early this year with its Coalition Kick-Off event at a local community center.

In attendance was a diverse group of 59 individuals drawn from across many sectors of the community, including schools, parents, youth, law enforcement, youth-serving organizations, alcohol and drug recovery providers, media, local and County government, health care providers and Pomona residents. The coalition initially began with the local network of substance abuse recovery providers.

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