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North Coast Opioid & Substance Abuse Summit

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The North Coast Opioid & Substance Abuse Summit returns to the Seaside Convention center again this year, and Jordan’s Hope will have an information booth at this event. It will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 7:00am to 4:30pm. Registration is $25.00, including breakfast and lunch. Space is limited – Register by April 1. Learning Objectives: Understand state and regional data regarding high …

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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 …