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Sheriff, community stand against prescription drug abuse

October 17, 2017   

Jake  Fisher knows Teen Challenge well. Two years ago, he entered the center for prescription drug addiction recovery. “It  went from something very very minor, to something that controlled my whole entire life,” Fisher said. It started with a major surgery, after a football injury. Fisher says, it continued off and on, for...

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From Being High – to a Higher Calling

October 16, 2017   

Back in 1994, Brian Dube and Jamie Casey thought a good day was getting drunk and high. At 19 and 20 years old it was their lifestyle. In an effort to turn his life around, Dube entered Teen Challenge, a recovery program, in 2007 and graduated in 2008. Two years...

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Behind Bars he had a Change of Heart

October 11, 2017   

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – Through court documents 2 On Your Side took a look at how prevalent methamphetamine and heroin are in the Spokane community. After tracking the number of people arrested in the city with methamphetamine and heroin for almost two weeks, 75 people were arrested with methamphetamine or...

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Fentanyl is a Major Cause of Increase in Heroin-Related Deaths

September 11, 2017   

People making heroin are adding fentanyl to achieve a quicker, better high, but don’t understand how little fentanyl it takes to kill. NCAAD recently released the following. Half of the increase in deaths involving heroin after 2013 can be attributed to heroin mixed with fentanyl, according to a new study...

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Fatal Heroin Overdoses on the Rise

October 03, 2017   

Fatal heroin overdoses have risen five-fold from 2002 to 2016, according to a new government report. Last year, an estimated 13,219 Americans died of a heroin overdose. The number of people who used heroin in the United States rose from 404,000 in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, CNN reports. An...

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Opioid Crisis in the United States

September 26, 2017   

The United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis, the impact surpassing annual car crashes, and the AIDs epidemic in the 1990s. It takes courage and strength to seek help and overcome addiction. We want to do everything in our power to provide the tools and support to...

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Opioid addict details journey from ‘broken’ to recovery

September 21, 2017   

Published by the Stanley News and Press Nothing about her suggested she would become one of “the broken ones.” By all accounts April Bailey Wallace’s life seemed to be a blueprint for success, if not happiness. Known as a real go-getter, she excelled in school en route to obtaining a...

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Working with Newcomers in Your Drug Recovery Program

Working with Newcomers in Your Drug Recovery Program

October 19, 2017   

Supporting Newcomers in Your Recovery Program When a newcomer enters an addiction recovery program, it is important that they feel supported and welcomed. As a veteran of the program, it is your job to pass on the skills, knowledge, and experience you’ve received onto others. But welcoming newcomers has its...

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