SPOTLIGHT: NCADD’s Rockland (NY) Council Celebrates 40 Years of Serving the Community

40th Save the Date - for webOn Wednesday February 13, 2013 the Board of Directors of the Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence, Inc. (RCADD) kicked off the Council's 40th Anniversary.

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SPOTLIGHT: New Orleans Affiliate Reaches Out to the Hispanic Community

CADA 6The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans (CADA), an NCADD Affiliate, is bringing an evidence based program for Latino parents.

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SPOTLIGHT: LICADD Community Program Creates Support Program for Military Families

Military FamilyThe Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is launching its Military Families in Training (M-FIT) Program, which provides stress reduction skills, substance abuse prevention education, solution-focused counseling, family support, and treatment referrals to military families.

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SPOTLIGHT: Southeast PA Affiliate Holds 22nd Annual “Tree of Hope” Dedication Ceremony

Tree of Hope ImageA crowd of some 200 people packed the Bucks County Courthouse on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 when NCADD's Affiliate, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., and PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together, a program of the Council), dedicated its annual "Tree of Hope."

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD-NJ Convenes Fifth Advocacy Leadership Class

Aaron Kucharski-1A-BackupThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-NJ's Advocacy Leadership Program gathered its fifth class in Trenton on the last weekend of September.

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Affiliate in Reno, Nevada Partners to Hold Drug Summit

JTNN - Vertical imageJoin Together Northern Nevada (JTNN), the NCADD Affiliate in Reno, Nevada, is a member of the Nevada Statewide Coalition Partnership, a collaborative effort of 14 partner coalitions with a focus on substance abuse prevention.

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SPOTLIGHT: Waukesha, WI Affiliate Celebrates Recovery Month 2012

Claudia Roska, ARC Executive Director & NCADD board member with reigning Miss Wisconsin Central Mariah HabermanTo celebrate the 2012 National Recovery Month, The Addiction Resource Council, Inc. (ARC), local NCADD Affiliate in Waukesha, WI, partnered with the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce to host a breakfast event. It was part of the Business over Breakfast Series sponsored by the Chamber's Women in Business Network and featured ARC Executive Director and NCADD board member Claudia Roska, along with guest speaker, Mariah Haberman, the reigning Miss Wisconsin Central. Miss Haberman's personal platform, "A Shot of Reality: Alcohol Addiction," stems from her coping with a mother battling alcoholism and the death of her stepfather, who was killed in 2007 as the result of a crash caused while driving intoxicated. The audience, comprised of local business leaders, was closely engaged while Miss Haberman shared a heartfelt story of her mother's family history that included multi-generational addiction,...

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SPOTLIGHT: Chautauqua County (NY) Affiliate Contest Awards Winners

Julia Rater 3Chautauqua County Students do their part to make a difference.

Nearly 200 Chautauqua County students did their part to raise alcoholism awareness this year. One walked away $100 richer last March with more recognition on the way.

Sherman Central School junior Julia Rater won the 11th annual Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council Alcohol (CASAC) Awareness Month Poster Contest. She beat out 11 fellow finalists and 195 total entrants to win the prize.

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ISTOP Press ConferenceOn June 27, cameras flashed at the Mineola office of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), the NCADD Affiliate serving Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York State, as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced passage of the new I-STOP legislation.

The Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescription (I-STOP) is the first of its kind legislation that, among other things monitors prescriptions and requires doctors and pharmacists to check patient prescription history before supplying drugs. "It targets the people and problems that lead to prescription drug abuse," says Schneiderman.

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SPOTLIGHT: NCADD Affiliate SAARA Center for Recovery (Va) Launches Telephone Recovery Support

SaaraTelephone Recovery Support (TRS) helps people in recovery stay in recovery! The SAARA Center for Recovery is now offering weekly peer-to-peer telephone recovery support services to people early in recovery.

Trained volunteers make weekly calls to consenting participants to check in and see how they are progressing in their recovery.

TRS helps reduce relapse and enhances recovery, not only for the recoveree, but also for the volunteer calling.

Discussing his excitement of the newly launched program, one of SAARA's TRS volunteers stated, "When I was early in my recovery, no one ever called me when I was scared and needed to talk to someone. I remember wishing that someone would call me and offer some help. Being in recovery, and having the TRS program, is a perfect way of giving back by making that phone call that I never got."

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