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Entries for February 2011

"Illinois slashes ALL state funding for drug & alcohol abuse treatment in massive cuts program."

Our vision at The Addiction Coalition is to help eliminate alcohol and drug addiction in Central Alabama.  We are in a battle for a generation of youth where many are involved in destructive behaviors that reduce their chances of a successful and productive life - on average 1 child in every middle school classroom and over 2 in every high school classroom are using drugs on a daily basis.



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"The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders- found a huge falloff in teen's recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study has been released at a time when teens themselves report finding the drug prevention messages to be effective"



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TASC FUNDING - SAVE PROGRAMS THAT WORK In a recent editorial in The Birmingham News,  Sheriff Mike Hale was commended because he has...

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Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum in Washington DC. It was an amazing experience to learn from folks all over the country. We had over 2700 people that work toward ridding their communities of substance abuse.

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This past Sunday night, adults and children all across the U.S. gathered to watch the Packers and the Steelers fight for a Super Bowl victory.  While most people tune in to see a good football game, others, like me, watch the game to see the millions of dollars worth of entertaining commercials.  If you watched the ads, you may have seen this one...

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MOM GUILTY FOR TEEN’S DRINKING PARTY

Did you see this recent article in The Birmingham News? (View the article)  

In an upscale neighborhood, a woman was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of violating the Alabama open house party law after a judge ruled that she held a party at her residence in which minors had beer and alcohol.  



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We are often asked which of the approaches to recovery works the best.  There is not a clear answer because everyone's circumstances vary.

 

In our view, there are three primary models with multiple variations.


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