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Annual Rally for Recovery-Louisville, Sunday September 20, 2015
Louisville Water Tower Park. Stay tuned for more details.

Why It's Time to UNITE to Face Addiction
Picture tens of thousands of people standing shoulder to shoulder on the National Mall. People in recovery from addiction, with their loved ones, families of loss, members of law enforcement, the faith community, educators, laborers, business people and college students, indeed, people of every color and orientation. more

Gloucester Initiative Reaches Milestone with 55 Participants — Advanced Recovery Systems Signs on as Partner
ANGEL Program Has Now Placed 55 Participants Into Treatment
GLOUCESTER — Police Chief Leonard Campanello and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken are pleased to report Advanced Recovery Systems, based in Florida, is joining the Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative. more

Study shows prescription drug abuse declining in Kentucky
A year-long study conducted at University of Kentucky shows a significant decline in prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth abuse since 2012. more

Inside the story of Colorado's first legal pot death
There's a saying in the healthcare world: dose matters. It certainly did in the case of 19-year-old Levy Thamba, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who was studying at Wyoming's Northwest College. more

Marijuana May Help Treat Opioid Addiction By Reducing Severity Of Withdrawal Symptoms
New evidence has emerged supporting the idea that marijuana may help rehab patients recover from and kick their addictions to painkillers. The study, published by researchers at Columbia University earlier this month, showed that patients given a form of THC during their recovery experienced less severe withdrawal symptoms and were more likely to complete their treatment course. more

Addiction program discussed at Congressional panel

Congress is taking on the issue, as heroin has also become a public health care crisis across the country. First Judicial District Attorney, Angela Pacheco, was part of a congressional panel about it, and told the panel about LEAD, a year-old program. more

Rehab program helps inmates understand their addiction
The Indiana Women's Prison offers rehabilitation classes to help offenders understand their addiction and the triggers that lead them back to drugs and alcohol. more

Indiana HIV outbreak has peaked, officials say
At the height of Indiana’s worst HIV outbreak, centered on the tiny rural town of Austin, health officials diagnosed as many as 22 new cases a week. more

Passages: Jim Gillen, pioneer of addiction recovery movement in RI, dies at 61
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jim Gillen, a founder of Rhode Island’s first recovery center who led a movement to bring compassion and services to people coping with addiction, died Saturday morning. He was 61. more

5 Myths About Medical Marijuana
At this point, marijuana is legal for medical use in nearly half of the country. But David Casarett, MD, author of the recently-released Stoned: A Doctor's Case For Medical Marijuana, wants to clear a few things up. more

Report: Ky drug overdose deaths rose in 2014
An infant and an 80-year-old person were among the victims of Kentucky’s drug overdose epidemic last year as the state saw its overall death toll jump 7 percent while deaths attributed to heroin remained at historic levels. more

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