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Baked potato dinner fundraiser Nov. 9 in Wadsworth

Join the Wadsworth Drug-Free Community Coalition for a baked potato boat dinner and basket raffle fundraiser to help support prevention, education and addiction awareness initiatives in our community. The dinner includes large baked potato boats covered in homemade chili and other toppings, plus salad, dessert and a

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Teen fights for life after vaping cartridge a day

Simah Herman, 18, became an anti-vaping advocate after surviving a severe lung illness that caused her to be placed in a medically induced coma – one of several recent incidents linked to vaping.

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Donation of 14,000 drug disposal bags given to Wadsworth Drug-Free Community Coalition

Donation of 14,000 drug disposal bags given to Wadsworth Drug-Free Community Coalition

The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) announced a donation of 14,000 at-home drug deactivation pouches to the SafeRx Regional Collaborative at the Community Drug Prevention Celebration today. Summit County Community Partnership (SCCP) along with its 70+ community partners celebrated two years of increasing safe disposal of unused

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Latest Findings on Teen Drug Use Highlight Promising Trends and Areas of Concern

The latest findings on teen drug use from NIDA for Teens highlights some promising trends and is mostly great news. But there are also areas of concern. Mostly good news Findings from the 2017 Monitoring the Future survey confirm that teens’ use of most illegal drugs is lower than ever.

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Why kids choose drugs, how to say no and alternates to drug testing

Why do kids choose drugs? “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” -Steven Covey Do you know why most kids turn to drugs? I do. I do because I was one. I do because I’ve researched it in my job as a professor for nearly 10

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Never allow response of others to determine your significance, beauty, worth

The below article is published from www.ArabahJoy.com. Its message struck me as profound and I believe it’s a wonderful reminder to anyone who needs a nudge about how important and valuable and purposeful their life is, especially given the rash of recent suicides in various school districts

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Medina County Opiate Response Team now accepting referrals

Medina County recently received a $100,000 grant to create a countywide Opiate Response Team (ORT – very similar to a QRT, Quick Response Team). An ORT is now in place and accepting referrals. An ORT identifies Medina County residents who have experienced a recent opiate overdose and directs them to resources for

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How to find addiction treatment for your son, daughter if you don’t have insurance

Doing paperwork and comparing costs for treatment. Your entire family is thrown into a crisis when your son or daughter needs treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. And that crisis is magnified if you don’t have the money or insurance to get help. Although it may take

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Wadsworth to get in-patient addiction treatment center inside Wadsworth Rittman Hospital facility

After almost a year and a half of work, SUMMA & CATS have entered into a lease agreement for the opening of a 16 bed in-patient addiction treatment center to be located in the old physical therapy area of the Wadsworth Rittman Hospital facility. A formal announcement

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U.S. needs to improve access to pain management techniques

The United States needs to curb excessive opioid prescribing and improve access to pain management techniques, suggests a new government study. Researchers found that more than one third of U.S. adults were prescribed the medications in 2015 and many also misused the drugs. “A very large proportion

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The Wadsworth Drug-Free Community Coalition exists to prevent, educate and support youth, adults and families on substance/drug abuse by providing resources and raising awareness in our community.


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