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Ohio awards $1.5 million in grants to address addiction, mental health issues among inmates
The head of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services was at Coleman Professional Services in Ravenna on Tuesday to announce $1.5 million in funding to support the Portage County initiative and other similar programs statewide. more

Pharmacies Stock “Meth-Resistant” Cold Medications – and See Drop in Community Meth Labs
In several states across the country, lawmakers are gearing up to debate whether pseudoephedrine (PSE), an ingredient in cold medications like Sudafed, should require a prescription. While PSE has long been an ingredient that consumers have relied on to treat nasal congestion, it is also one of the main ingredients used to make methamphetamine (meth). more

Addiction Treatment: Who Gets It and Who Needs It?
Popular notions about who receives treatment are largely wrong. But what about the conventional wisdom that we should devote more resources to treatment to increase access? Let’s look at the data. more

Addiction epidemic knows no boundaries
When his two police officer sons administered Narcan on the same night, state Rep. Tom Calter decided he had to act. “One (victim) was an accomplished college athlete and the other was a well-known attorney in his 30s,” said Calter. “So these are the times where we are finding ourselves.” more

MN Adult & Teen Challenge Helps Youngsters ‘Know The Truth’ About Addiction
Most teenagers are used to getting lectured, but the raw lecture tens of thousands of Minnesota teens will get this year could be a life changer. more

Doctors concerned about addiction prescribing fewer opiates

According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians in the U.S. say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management. more

After four years of work, we are finally able to share the results of the “What Is Recovery?” study that we have been writing to you about over the years.
We had to wait until the main paper from the study had appeared in press. This happened last week!
Based on the results of the online survey completed by 9,341 people from different pathways to recovery, we now have a very specific definition of recovery—and it is one that clearly demonstrates the many positive “ways of being” that define recovery. more

Dear member or affiliate of PAR,

We are conducting a research study about Kentucky community stakeholder knowledge of overdose, the overdose medication naloxone (also called Narcan), and willingness to assist in an overdose. You are being asked to participate because you are a member or affiliate of the group People Advocating Recovery.

This survey will take approximately 3-10 minutes.

You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the link below or copying and pasting it:

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Fallin, PhD, RN at 859-317-3621 or

Mike Barry
CEO-People Advocating Recovery

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