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Local Sheriff helps woman overcome 20-year drug addiction

September 17, 2018   

“I spent 15 years in a marriage and just doing drugs in secret and I couldn’t do it anymore,” said 38-year-old Renee Weisz, who was hooked on methamphetamines for 20 years. “It took me real quick… like, that drug snatches you up,” said Weisz. After deciding she wanted to quit,...

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Opioid Epidemic – A Senior Concern

Opioid Epidemic – A Senior Concern

September 14, 2018   

What’s the first image that comes to mind when you read the words “drug user”? How about heroin addict? Pill popper? Opioid addict? For many, possibly the last image that comes to their minds is one of grandpa and grandma — papa and nana — but it’s a growing reality....

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From Homelessness to Opening Home for Hope

From Homelessness to Opening Home for Hope

August 16, 2018   

Bob Carey has come a long way from living on the streets of Baltimore. With a little help from the man upstairs, Carey has turned his life around and is now an inspiration and role model for the men – and soon women too – suffering from addiction and enrolled...

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Tough Love Works

Tough Love Works

August 07, 2018   

Herlindo Salinas Jr. had been addicted to heroin for 18 years. His marriage disintegrated because he spent virtually the entire seven years incarcerated. Finally, his parents, using tough love, told the 35-year-old Salinas he no longer could live in the family home in Bakersfield, California. Salinas spent the next three...

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Teen Challenge: Breaking Chains for 60 Years

Teen Challenge: Breaking Chains for 60 Years

July 31, 2018   

Influence Magazine recently published the following article about the 60 year history of Teen Challenge. 2018 marks 60 years since David Wilkerson’s God-inspired visit to a New York City murder trial set him on the path of ministry to drug-addicted youth and the formation of Teen Challenge International, U.S.A. In...

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Sheriff’s office exploring local drug treatment programs

July 18, 2018   

The Jasper County Indiana Sheriff’s Office has been working on several programs to help local addicts who have recently been arrested receive treatment, so that they don’t become part of a potential “revolving door policy” at the County Recovery Center. Some particular efforts to this end include the formation of...

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National Prescription DrugTake-Back, April 28th

April 17, 2018   

April 28th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov . This site will be continuously updated with...

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Health risks of smoking marijuana

April 04, 2018   

Dr. Marc Siegle recently gave an interview with Fox News about the health risks associated with smoking marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era policy  Thursday that discouraged federal prosecutions of marijuana use and sales in states where it has been legalized. Sessions is instead leaving it up to...

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Renewed Fervor to Stop Opioid Abuse

Renewed Fervor to Stop Opioid Abuse

April 03, 2018   

President Donald J. Trump Monday afternoon unveiled his Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse, and Adult & Teen Challenge USA President Joe Batluck is making a pitch that the Assemblies of God ministry be considered part of the administration’s solution. Trump, in a 35-minute speech at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire, reiterated the administration’s threefold...

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E- Cigarettes – help quit or cause to start smoking?

E- Cigarettes – help quit or cause to start smoking?

February 27, 2018   

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine takes a comprehensive look at evidence on the human health effects of e-cigarettes. Although the research base is limited given the relatively short time e-cigarettes have been used, the committee that conducted the study identified and...

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