September is Celebrating Recovery Month!
Also Suicide Prevention Month!
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- Please use all of this information to educate yourself and others. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT MEANT TO REPLACE THE MEDICAL HELP OR MEDICAL DOCTORS. If you need help with addiction or abuse, PLEASE SEEK THE PROPER HELP FROM THE PROPER MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS.
- PLEASE REMEMBER... YOU DESERVE ANY HELP YOU MAY NEED!!!
Please be patient if you can't find something. The site is being rebuilt and much has been lost in transition to the new Google sites. Email/call someone if you need immediate assistance.
Also, please use the pull down menu represented by the 3 lines at the top of the page by our logo to get too other pages (similar to what you would expect on your smartphone) if no menu appears as a sidebar.
Moving forward we will be trying to arrange content by relevant category. ~ (Example being, Recovery Centers on the recovery page. Upcoming events on events page and/or calendar.)
Working together as a community to eliminate substance abuse and misuse by providing information and resources through awareness, prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
We are a group of community citizens working together to share information, engage in discussion, and proactively seek to eliminate substance misuse as we engage our community through education and outreach. We are looking for your input and help on this vital topic… please consider joining us!
Please use the resources here to learn more and become more aware of the effect of substance misuse and abuse on our community. Awareness and education are the best way to prevent and intervene before substance misuse and abuse becomes an overwhelming problem. All of us have a role in our community to stay productive and healthy every day... for today and for all future generations.
We Need Everyone (YOU) to be effective!
More than 4 in 10 teens who have misused a prescription drug obtained it from their parent's medicine cabinet.
~"Partnership for Drug-Free Kids"~
Are your kids JUULing?
JUULing?? Teen Vaping becoming more common?
You may be asking what is JUULing. A JUUL is a new form of vaping/e-cigarette that is becoming popular among teenagers. It can be hidden in plain sight because it looks much like a USB flash drive and charges by USB too. It is easily hidden in your hand. One Juul pod is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes.
1 JUUL POD = 1 Pack Cigarettes
Read/see more about it in this Washington DC news special. (Click link)... and yes, our kids are talking about it and witnessing it.
Laconia Daily Sun - September 26th 2018 Edition - Vaping alarm sounded by educators - (click)
Connor died from an overdose of K2/Spice unknowingly. It only took one time. Read his story in the LA Times article, http://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/la-me-adv-the-vigil-20140810-story.html A very eye-opening story.
DEA Issues Nationwide Warning on Carfentanil
Posted on September 22, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide warning to the public, law enforcement and first responders about human use of the potent animal opioid sedative carfentanil, one of the strongest opioids available. Carfentanil, a fentanyl analog with a potency approximately 100 times that of fentanyl, has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths nationwide. It is used as a sedative or in general anesthesia for large animals, including elephants, but is not approved for use in humans. https://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2016/hq092216.shtml
In August 2016, NIDA posted carfentanil warnings by authorities in Ohio and Florida. As with many fentanyl analogs, it is likely that carfentanil is being added to mixtures of heroin and other street drugs, but it is not known how often carfentanil is being added to or substituted for other opioids in street drugs, underscoring its danger.
One dose is very likely to kill you.
Please don't risk it!
(Below is a comparison to the opioid drugs that are lethal doses.)
Please check out the documents below to learn more about the community coalition as we need your help and input to remain effective and learn more about the resources available in our community.
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