Jordan’s Hope for Recovery Receives a Generous Donation!

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Jordan’s Hope for Recovery has received a generous donation of $25,000 from the Friends of Columbia Community Health. In a letter from Friends of Columbia Community Health awarding Jordan’s Hope this amazing gift they stated, “We appreciate the important work that Jordan’s Hope does in fulfilling its mission and your dedication to helping people and their families with addiction, drug …

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Jordan’s Hope for Recovery Receives Grant

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Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization has included six Clatsop County organizations among its spring 2017 Community Wellness Investment Fund (CWIF) grants. The organizations address a range of community issues, from food insecurity to substance abuse and suicide prevention. Columbia Pacific is the nonprofit Coordinated Care Organization that provides health care services to Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members in Tillamook, Clatsop …

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Jordan’s Hope Brings Awareness to Local High Schools

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  The Jordan’s Hope for Recovery speaking team spoke at Warrenton, Astoria and Knappa high schools this last school year. Our focus is on awareness and prevention, sharing personal stories and statistics with students. We hope to educate the students on the adverse impact involved in the misuse of prescription drugs, street drugs and alcohol through personal stories that describe …

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Alcohol’s Effects on Immunity

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This article is reprinted from NCADD Many people are aware that excessive drinking can be harmful to the liver and other vital organs; however, there is another, less obvious, body system that is vulnerable to the negative effects of alcohol: the immune system. Because of alcohol’s effects on the immune system, people who drink to excess are at increased risk of …

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Immunity for Calling 911 or Seeking Emergency Medical Assistance – Good Samaritan Laws

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Immunity for Calling 911 or Seeking Emergency Medical Assistance – Good Samaritan Laws To encourage people to seek out medical attention for an overdose or for follow-up care after naloxone has been administered, 37 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some form of a Good Samaritan or 911 drug immunity law. These laws generally provide immunity from arrest, …

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The Joy of Recovery

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This article is reprinted from NCADD Over twenty million people are in recovery from addiction in the United States. This is something to celebrate! When people give up alcohol and drugs they already have something great to enjoy. Yet, the longer they stay sober the more reasons they will have to feel even better about life. Recovery opens up a world …

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For Parents: What to Look For

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This article is reprinted from NCADD Do you suspect that your child is abusing alcohol or using drugs? Are you worried? Have you noticed some changes with your child? As a parent, it is normal to be concerned. Here are some of the warning signs to look for: Physical and health signs of drug abuse Eyes that are bloodshot or pupils …

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Understanding Addiction

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This article is reprinted from NCADD People experiment with drugs for many different reasons. Many first try drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time, because friends are doing it, or in an effort to improve athletic performance or ease another problem, such as stress, anxiety, or depression. Use doesn’t automatically lead to abuse, and there is no specific …