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UNH professor to speak on drug abuse, ethics at national conference

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Summer McGee, associate professor of public management at the University of New Haven, will discuss the ethical imperative to prevent prescription drug abuse and the need to improve training in ethics for healthcare administrators at a national conference in November. McGee, who was executive editor of The American Journal of Bioethics for four years, has […] [Read More]

State teen health report: Alcohol use down, but access to drugs is high

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Alcohol use,  and some risky sexual behaviors are on the decline among Connecticut teens, according to a new report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. But the report also shows that Connecticut youth were less likely than their peers to get at least eight hours of sleep every night, and they had greater access […] [Read More]
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CDC: Teen smoking drops to lowest rate since 1991

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Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped to the lowest levels since 1991, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, the CDC released the 2013 results of the the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the only surveillance system designed to monitor a wide range of priority health risk behaviors among […] [Read More]

Program on prescription drugs in Greenwich

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Prevention service Liberation Programs will sponsor the free seminar ” Prescription Drugs: What’s in Your Cabinet?” at noon Thursday, July 10, at Greenwich YWCA, 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Each day in the US, approximately 2,000 teens try a prescription drug for the first time without the guidance of a doctor. This seminar, led by […] [Read More]

Public forum on heroin and prescription drug use

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The Mid-Fairfield Sustance Abuse Coalition is sponsoring a public forum from n00n to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 to address the prevention and consequences of heroin use and prescription drug misuse in Norwalk and the surrounding towns. In 2013, there were 257 heroin-related deaths in Connecticut, and the number of deaths in 2014 has already […] [Read More]
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Greg Williams, seated at left with back to camera, prepares to interview actress Kristen Johnston for a segment in the documentary, "The Anonymous People." The film won a PRISM Award this week.

Danbury filmmaker wins PRISM award for addiction film

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“The Anonymous People,” a documentary about addiction by Danbury filmmaker Greg Williams, won a PRISM Award for documentary feature film Tuesday night. The awards recognize accurate depiction of substance abuse and mental illness: prevention, treatment and recovery in film, television, interactive, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Other winners included Julia Roberts, for her role […] [Read More]
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Jevera and Bill Hennessey named honorees at Senior Services of Stamford’s Annual Charity Golf Outing, to be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is encouraging the public to dedicate this month to understanding how excessive drinking can affect health and evaluating their drinking habits. Though many adults drink moderately without […] [Read More]
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Drug-free family night in Norwalk

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The Norwalk-based Courage to Speak Foundation will have its 10th annual “Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night” at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 (snow date Thursday, March 20), at West Rocks Middle School, 81 W. Rocks Road, Norwalk. Parents and their children will be encouraged to talk about the dangers of drugs […] [Read More]
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SPRING BREAK

The perils of spring break binge drinking

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With March upon us, you know that Spring Break — that annual rite of passage for many American college students — is looming. But with the promises of sun, fun and adventure that spring break brings for many comes some major health concerns as well. A study conducted by the American College of Health found […] [Read More]
Barry Kasdan of Bridges, the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority for Milford, Orange and West Haven, presents Senator Gayle Slossberg with the 2013 Connecticut Community Providers Association Community Champion Award last year. Kasdan has announced he'll retire as Bridges CEO.

CEO of Bridges in Milford will retire

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Bridges … A Community Support System Inc., has begun a search for a new Chief Executive Officer, as Barry Kasdan announced his plans to retire. Kasdan will remain with Bridges through June 2014 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for his successor. “We have a dedicated staff, a strong and involved Board of Directors […] [Read More]