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Back In The Groove

October 26, 2018   

When Eric Tomasino looks back over his 61 years of life, he realizes God has been with him in some amazing ways. And God isn’t finished yet. As a teenager in a troubled New Jersey blended family in 1974, Tomasino knew he needed help. He spent most of his time...

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OPIOID EPIDEMIC A FAMILIAR FACE FOR TEEN CHALLENGE

OPIOID EPIDEMIC A FAMILIAR FACE FOR TEEN CHALLENGE

October 17, 2018   

From Small Town, USA, to the Whitehouse, the recognition of the abuse of — and addiction to — opioids is headline news. Each year, tens of thousands of Americans (63,632 in 2016) die due to drug overdoses, and according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 66 percent involve...

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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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