Blog

Writings On Addiction and Lead Generation

NY taking steps to help fight addiction

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State is taking new strides in helping people struggling with addiction. “They decide they want to go into treatment; it’s that moment that we want to help them along,” Sen. George Amedore said. Amedore is the chairman of the state’s alcoholism and drug abuse committee. He explained what steps Read more about NY taking steps to help fight addiction[…]

Recovering addict leading way in End Heroin HSV Walk

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -The End Heroin HSV Walk is just days away. Organizers say the goal is to come together to fight and raise awareness to substanceabuse. David Wilbourn is on the board with Not One More Alabama and works as a manager at His Way Recovery House in Huntsville. He’s now an advocate Read more about Recovering addict leading way in End Heroin HSV Walk[…]

CAReS to hold second annual Recovery Fest with message of hope

  OLEAN — With National Recovery Month just around the corner, Council on Addiction Recovery Services will hold a community event to provide a message of hope in face of the region’s opioid epidemic. CAReS’ second annual Recovery Fest Sept. 9, set from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will include speakers, music, food and approximately Read more about CAReS to hold second annual Recovery Fest with message of hope[…]

Trump urged to expand substance-abuse treatment access

In May, Portman, Brown and six of their bipartisan colleagues introduced the Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (Medicaid CARE) Act, which would increase addiction treatment services to help combat the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic by modifying the IMD Exclusion – an arcane policy created in 1965 that limits Medicaid funding for residential Read more about Trump urged to expand substance-abuse treatment access[…]

Alano Club of Kent Co. receives grant in support of new opiate addiction support program

The Sebastian Foundation, a Grand Rapids-based family foundation, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Alano Club of Kent County in support of the agency’s new opiate addiction support program. (Courtesy: Alano Club of Kent County) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) —  The Sebastian Foundation, a Grand Rapids-based family foundation, has awarded a $10,000 Read more about Alano Club of Kent Co. receives grant in support of new opiate addiction support program[…]

Governor Announces Addiction Funding for Open Access Centers, Recovery High School Projects

ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced two new actions to expand addiction treatment and recovery services for people across New York. A Request for Applications makes up to $4.5 million in funding available to develop nine Open Access Centers across the state and a Request for Information has been released that seeks input Read more about Governor Announces Addiction Funding for Open Access Centers, Recovery High School Projects[…]

WeConnect’s app helps addicts navigate the journey to recovery

    Daniela Luzi Tudor was running her first tech startup in California when her co-founder confronted her: Tudor needed to get help for a drug and alcohol addiction. Until she did, her co-founder said, their close friendship would have to take a step back. “It was the first time I really felt unconditional love Read more about WeConnect’s app helps addicts navigate the journey to recovery[…]

Plans for new faith-based recovery center in Howard Co. underway; organizers seek community support

KOKOMO – Plans are currently underway to build a faith-based addiction recovery center in Howard County that will house recovering addicts for 90 days. The planned Christian-based recovery center in Howard County will be based on a center in Mississippi that was started 53 years ago. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Kokomo residents Joey and Darcy Bennett Read more about Plans for new faith-based recovery center in Howard Co. underway; organizers seek community support[…]

How to Bounce Out of Addiction and into a Quick Recovery

    Overcoming any addiction can seem like a long and bumpy road. It might feel like a herculean task to finally quit drinking and be on the straight and narrow path of life. You may think it is impossible, but it is not. With the right mind set and a good support system you Read more about How to Bounce Out of Addiction and into a Quick Recovery[…]

NY seeks proposals for addiction Open Access Centers, Recovery High Schools

Note: This story by Claire Hughes originally appeared in Wednesday’s edition of the Times Union. The Cuomo administration announced two actions Tuesday intended to expand addiction treatment and recovery services in New York. First, the state is requesting proposals for organizations interested in running Open Access Centers, intended to be open 24/7 to provide Read more about NY seeks proposals for addiction Open Access Centers, Recovery High Schools[…]