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Teen Challenge — changing lives!

February 21, 2017   

WMUR 9 reports: A Chrisitan recovery facility  in Manchester is changing the lives of men in New Hampshire who are recovering from addiction.  The Teen Challenge was created in the 1950s as a way to help troubled teens recover from addiction. It now works with adults, and there are hundreds...

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Opioids are Driving Increase in Cocaine Overdose Deaths

February 17, 2017   

From CADCA: Scientists conducted a study at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discovering that national trend data indicates heroin and synthetic opioids are driving a recent increase in cocaine-related overdose...

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Two Underused Strategies for Addiction

February 15, 2017   

Source: Desiring God By: Ed Welch Addictions continue their upward swing. Self-control is not yet prized, and our national strategy with hardships is to medicate them away. Each day there are more people enslaved by a broader array of substances and activities. To sexual obsessions, add illegal drugs, then the...

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The Oldest Drug

February 14, 2017   

Source: Focus on the Family The most pervasive drug in society has been around longer than any of the others you’ve read about here so far. Even one of the Old Testament patriarchs stumbled because of it (Gen. 9:20-21). And it’s the drug that, statistically speaking, you are most likely...

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Never Give Up on Your Children

February 13, 2017   

Source: Greg Laurie So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Luke 15:20 Even when raised in godly homes, kids sometimes rebel. Sometimes...

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Ohio man creates app to help victims of heroin overdoses

February 10, 2017   

Source: Fox News A Northeast Ohio man is part of a team that is developing a mobile phone app that would summon immediate help for victims of heroin overdoses. It started with a challenge from the Food and Drug Administration to create a way to deliver the drug Narcan to...

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A new frontier in opioid abuse

February 10, 2017   

Source: The Boston Globe Law enforcement and veterinary officials are planning an outreach campaign to educate veterinarians about a new frontier in the opioid epidemic: people so desperate for drugs that they take medication that had been prescribed to pets. “The misuse of pet medication has serious safety implications —...

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Opioids and Alcohol a Dangerous Cocktail

February 10, 2017   

Source: WebMD Drinking alcohol while taking powerful opioid painkillers can trigger a potentially deadly respiratory problem, particularly in seniors, a new study warns. “Unfortunately, we’re seeing more fatalities and people in emergency rooms after having misused or abused legally prescribed opioids, like oxycodone, while having consumed alcohol,” said study author...

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