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October 15, 2018

October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

At one point or another, we’ve all used prescription drugs or over-the- counter (OTC) medicines to alleviate an illness – whether it’s to relieve pain or curb a cough. Unfortunately, too many young people and adults are abusing these drugs for a quick high. Nationally, prescription drugs are the second most abused category of drugs…

September 5, 2018

September is Recovery Month!

Families and Communities Can Make a Difference Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote…

August 13, 2018

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at The Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne. Since 2001, many community members as well as government and non-government organisations have held events to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose.  Since 2012, International Overdose Awareness Day has been coordinated…

July 10, 2018

Summer is Here!

Summer has finally returned!  Now is the time for outdoor fun, spending time with friends and family and enjoying things that winter has made us miss. If you plan to be out and about this summer and choose to drink while doing so, here are a few reminders to help keep your summer safe: We…