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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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Children of Alcoholics Week is February 11-17, 2018

February 15, 2018   

Living with an alcoholic is a problem for the entire family. 88,000 deaths are annually linked to excessive alcohol use. On average this shortens each life by 30 years, totaling 2.6 million lost years because of excessive alcohol use. Alcoholism is more about the individual’s craving for more, than what...

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Drug Overdose Deaths Rose More Than 17 Percent in 2016

February 13, 2018   

Drug overdose deaths increased more than 17 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The overdose death rate rose to almost 20 people per 100,000, up from 16.3 per 100,000 the previous year, The New York Times reports. Drug overdoses...

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Thanking the Judge after Drunk Driving Charge

Thanking the Judge after Drunk Driving Charge

February 02, 2018   

Ryan J. Tice, 36, stood before Isabella County, Michigan, Trial Court Judge Mark Duthie for the fifth time, unaware that the ruling that could have sent him to prison would end up saving his life. When Tice’s mother fell ill with cancer in 2006, he began to abuse opioids, starting...

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Prescription Pain Medication, Do You Know the Facts?

Prescription Pain Medication, Do You Know the Facts?

December 20, 2017   

It’s difficult to know how to react to prescription pain medication these days. It should be OK if the doctor prescribes it — right? There is a lot of information in the media about the opioid crisis, but it’s tough trying to sort through the emotional drama to the facts....

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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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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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