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It seems as if every community, big or small, has been impacted by the problems associated with substance use and drug overdose. Within these communities, these problems extend into the family unit, … more
NORTHEAST PA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter in Northeast PA has scheduled support groups for people living with mental illness as well as family, friends and … more
For many, drinking alcohol during the holidays is commonplace. It’s widely accepted to use alcohol as a method of bringing people together. Unfortunately, the holidays are a complex time for … more
MILFORD, PA ― Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties have banded together to combat the fentanyl crisis.  At their meeting on December 20, 2023, the Pike County Commissioners announced their … more
SCRANTON, PA — The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation.    Funds will support the … more
WORLDWIDE — As she trained for her career as an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Mary Louise Decker, medical director of the Wright Center for Community Health’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS … more
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and for many families, it’s a time to host large gatherings and gear up for holiday celebrations.  Unfortunately, it is also a … more
MARTIN COUNTY, MN — The board of directors of Bravo  Zulu House has named Jack Zimmerman as chair of the advisory team and implementation team for the veteran’s program. Bravo … more
NORTHEAST PA — If you’re struggling with a mental health problem and live in Wayne or Pike, you can find help. Wayne County: The Behavioral Health Center at Wayne Memorial … more
NATIONWIDE — The opioid crisis has emerged as one of the most pressing public health challenges of our time, wreaking havoc on individuals, families and communities across countries.  … more
HONESDALE, PA — Jeffrey Zerechak, director of Wayne County’s Drug & Alcohol (D&A) Commission, has heard stories like it too many times. Someone is struggling with substance … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Overdose deaths are not limited to young people. They are all people. According to the New York State Department of Health, Sullivan County holds the highest rate of … more
It’s possible to overdose on all types of drugs, including methamphetamine, alcohol and prescription (pharmaceutical) medication including benzodiazepines, anti-psychotics, anti-convulsant and … more
There’s lots of help available for people who are dependent on opioids. The types of help available include getting support, learning how to change your behavior or taking medications to reduce … more
Many people are prescribed medications containing opioids for treating pain, often after an injury or surgery. Most opioids are used to treat pain that is moderate to severe. Mild (low-level) pain … more
Staying dedicated to recovery takes work, and potentially becomes increasingly complex over the holiday season. Even someone who has never struggled with addiction, but wants to abstain from alcohol … more
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