Supervised Injection Facilities Can Benefit People Using Intravenous Drugs

Published 01-22-2018

People who inject drugs in a facility where staff members provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they have reduced their use of public spaces for drug use, a new study finds. Using supervised injection facilities also has given them a greater ability to use hygienic injecting practices and provides better protection from fatal overdoses, they told authors of the study. More than 100 supervised injection facilities operate legally in 166 cities throughout the world, Reuters reports. There are no such facilities that are legally sanctioned in the United States. The study involved one staff member and 22 participants from one community-based...

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What’s Behind the Addiction Crisis in Rural America?

Published 01-05-2018

People in rural America are dying from drug overdoses at a faster rate than Americans who live in other parts of the country, and opioid poisonings in rural counties are increasing at more than three times the rate of increase in urban counties. Why are rural Americans being hit so hard by the opioid crisis? While many factors contribute to substance misuse and addiction in rural regions of states such as Kentucky, Maine, and West Virginia, several are linked to the recent social and economic decline of rural communities. The dawn of the 21st century brought dramatic and rapid transformations in...

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SPOTLIGHT: Ridgeland, MS Affiliate’s Underage Drinking Prevention Program

Published 12-29-2017

In 2008, in collaboration with DREAM, Inc., the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of Central Mississippi (NCADD) formed the Mississippi Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition of Madison and Rankin Counties (MUDPC) and was selected by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse to implement the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. DREAM, Inc. was a nonprofit organization that worked to prevent youth substance abuse and promote healthy life styles through developing and providing effective products and services for schools, communities and businesses. It recently closed its operation, but NCADD continues to operate the Coalition. Although the...

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Trilogy Recovery Community, Walla Walla,WA -Affiliate of the Month- January 2018

Mission: To help young people stay clean and sober. Vision: All children live and thrive in a drug-free community. Trilogy Recovery Community is a grassroots collaboration of parents, youth, concerned citizens and community leaders who believe that all children deserve to live in a drug-free community. The name “Trilogy” emphasizes the critical importance of Youth, Families, and Community working together to help young people remain drug free. Visit Trilogy Recovery Community website Fan on FacebookFollow on Twitter NCADD Affiliates

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Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic.
The merged organization will be called:

Facing Addiction with NCADD

 

 

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