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W.Va. addiction treatment facility seeks funds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A $ 10 million fundraising campaign is under way to build West Virginia's first residential treatment facility for addiction. Officials for the T-Center say there's a need for residential, family and outpatient services in the state …
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T Center Coming To Charleston
More West Virginians died as a result of substance abuse in 2013 than auto accidents. That doesn't come as a surprise to Jim Wilkerson. He's the development director of the T Center. Once it's built, it will be the first of its kind residential …
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Smartphone App May Help People Recover from Alcoholism
Typically, patients with alcoholism go through a 30-day intensive treatment at a residential facility, but oftentimes, they don't receive structured care after their treatment ends, said study researcher David H. Gustafson, of the University of …
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Proposed substance abuse treatment center would be a first in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More West Virginians died as a result of substance abuse in 2013 than auto accidents. That doesn't come as a surprise to Jim Wilkerson. He's the development director of the T Center. Once it's built, it will be the first of its kind …
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Mulcair, Trudeau urge Rob Ford to seek help for substance abuse issues
"I look forward to seeing Rob Ford get the help he obviously needs," said Trudeau. The Liberal leader was the alleged target of some Ford slurs on a video that Toronto police indicate shows the mayor sucking on a crack pipe. Trudeau declined to compare …
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BACODA: You can help prevent substance abuse
Each October, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month is observed, as well as Red Ribbon Week. Both of these events give an opportunity to talk about substance abuse and the harm it causes for individuals, families, and communities. Many people …
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Wellspring receives grant to help adolescent boys with substance abuse
Wellspring recently received a $ 150,000 grant to open the only inpatient substance abuse facility for boys in western South Dakota, helping local boys to overcome drug abuse by treating them closer to home. The new facility will allow the local …
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Federal Funding Announced to Help W.Va. Combat Substance Abuse
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — More than $ 700,000 in federal funding headed to West Virginia to help combat substance abuse. Senator Jay Rockefeller and Senator Joe Manchin announced the funding Monday. The $ 733,068 in funding comes from the …
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Herion overdose deaths escalating in Montgomery County
Many people never would have expected the suburban father of two to have a drug problem, but according to his mother it was something he struggled with since his 20s, going in and out of rehab and being rushed to the hospital for a heroin overdose …
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Pseudoephedrine prescription mandate will not solve meth problem
Moreover, a prescription mandate will place a large and unfair burden on the honest, law-abiding West Virginians who rely on affordable treatment options. At a time when health care costs are through the roof and our entire health care system is up in …
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Guidelines will curb drug abuse
"One of the things we will be doing is decorating the windows (at Marietta High School) and we're trying to relate everything to prescription drug abuse. We'll have drug abuse facts," she said. Volunteers with the Right Path will also be helping the …
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The Politics of Meth in West Virginia
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he will decide over the next month on a package of initiatives to recommend to the West Virginia legislature to get control of “this prescription pill mess and this substance abuse mess.” But it was …
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