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Every year, National Alcohol Screening Day raises awareness about the harmful effects alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency can have on a person.  By bringing an opportunity for education, referrals and treatment to those with alcohol dependency issues, screening is a large part of the outreach program. National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD), a national outreach program designed to educate people about alcohol use disorders, screen them for a range of problems including risky drinking, and refer those in need to treatment resources. Complimentary, Confidential Screenings Available If you have, believe you may have, or know someone who may be suffering from  …

On 04.04.17 • In Awareness On • by

Life-saving Naloxone is becoming widely available in New Jersey without a prescription. Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, is a nasal or injected medicine that can reverse the effects of heroin or opiate drugs in minutes. Click here to read more about Acme access to nalaxone. Click here to read more about Walgreens to nalaxone. Click here to read about CVS to nalaxone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse  “Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the  …

On 03.31.17 • In Awareness On • by

Alcohol Awareness Month: April 2017 Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery! Alcohol-Free Weekend An integral part of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend, which takes place  …

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, we have designed a historical timeline of significant moments in child abuse prevention in  …

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Healthcare practitioners employ an array of modalities in the treatment of physical and mental health disorders. Medication management, therapy, exercise and other lifestyle changes are regularly recommended.  Often overlooked is an inexpensive option for the maintenance of good physical and mental health: nature. There is now a significant body of evidence supporting the mental health benefits of outdoor immersion. “Green therapy” known as ecotherapy, has been shown to alleviate symptoms of depression.  In the early 1980’s, the forest agency of Japan encouraged people to walk in the woods for better health. Known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, the practice was  …