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International Overdose Awareness Day 2016

GRASP/ Broken No More and Partner Organizations Host Events across the United States to Commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day Grieving Parents Memorialize Lost Loved Ones, Celebrate Advances in Overdose Prevention and Call for Further Change. International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31 st . On the 31 st  and in the days leading up to […]

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Heroin addiction ‘isn’t a moral thing,’ grieving mom says

Date: 11/13/2015 Author: Tony Leys Source: The Des Moines Register IOWA CITY, Ia. — The snapshots on the screen over Kim Brown’s shoulder illustrated the depths of Iowa’s struggle with heroin and painkilling pills. National and state experts had spoken before her at a summit meeting Thursday about the crisis. They used charts to show the […]

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When Drugs End a ‘Fairytale Life,’ Parents Find Solace in Helping Others

Date: October 29, 2015 Author: Kendal Patterson Source: www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com Denise Cullen made a deal with her son, Jeff, when he was young. If he waited until he was 25 to get a tattoo, she’d pay for it, whatever he wanted. It was a way of keeping him from getting something he’d later regret. Jeff took […]

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CVS expands access to life-saving anti-overdose drug

Title: CVS expands access to life-saving anti-overdose drug Date: Sep 24th 2015 Source: Aol. News CVS/pharmacy on Wednesday expanded a program that allows people to buy the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone—or Narcan as it’s more commonly known—without a prescription at its pharmacies in a total of 14 states to help curb the heroin and […]

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