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California Wildfire: Dramatic Loss, Miraculous Protection

California Wildfire: Dramatic Loss, Miraculous Protection

December 15, 2017   

PE News posted this article about the wildfire in southern California. When the sheriff’s department arrived at the  Ventura (California) Teen Challenge   center just before midnight Monday night, the urgency in their voices left little doubt about the seriousness of the situation or the speed at which the wildfire...

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Addiction Recovery: Restarting Your Career After Addiction

Addiction Recovery: Restarting Your Career After Addiction

December 16, 2017   

Addiction Recovery: Restarting Your Career After Addiction Finding employment in the current job market is a difficult task for everyone. If you have a history of substance abuse finding employment is even more difficult. Gaps in employment, possible negative references from previous employers, and criminal records all can make finding...

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Teen Help: Setting Boundaries for Your Teen

Teen Help: Setting Boundaries for Your Teen

December 12, 2017   

Teen Help: Setting Boundaries and Guidelines Boundaries are key to any healthy relationship and that is especially true for parent and teen relationships. Boundaries provide your teen help with understanding what behavior is acceptable and what is unacceptable. Setting rules may seem harsh, but if you do not set strict...

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Adult and Teen Challenge is helping transform lives

December 08, 2017   

WCH Portland, Maine recently released: WINTHROP, Maine  – Decades before the opioid epidemic reached crisis levels in Maine and across the country, Teen Challenge has helped drug and alcohol addicts transform their lives. The nationwide 15 month, faith-based residential program started as a way for teens to get clean is open...

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Opioid Crisis Costs Estimated at $504 Billion

Opioid Crisis Costs Estimated at $504 Billion

December 06, 2017   

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) estimates that in 2015, the economic cost of the opioid crisis was $504.0 billion, or 2.8 percent of GDP that year. This is over six times larger than the most recently estimated economic cost of the epidemic. CEA recently announced that the opioid drug problem...

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60 Percent of People Who Die From Opioid Overdose Suffer Chronic Pain

60 Percent of People Who Die From Opioid Overdose Suffer Chronic Pain

December 04, 2017   

A study of people who die from opioid overdoses found just over 60 percent suffer from chronic pain, HealthDayreports. Many also struggle with anxiety or depression, the researchers report in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The study included medical records of more than 13,000 adults who died from an opioid overdose. “The...

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Helping Men Overcome Addiction

November 27, 2017   

CBS Boston affiliate reports: Baby Boomers and Millennials are 25% and 20% respectively more likely to die from an opioid overdose. Teen Challenge Brockton has worked for decades to help men addicted to drugs change their lives. Two young men who have spent years struggling with drug abuse, made the...

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