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Ginger Ross trains Everett, MA Fire Department

Choices Ginger Ross trains Everett, MA Fire Department  ” Recovery is Possible!” exclaims EFD after ‘Navigating Addiction for First Responders’ course Everett, April 2022: Approximately 100 of  Everett, Massachusetts Fire Department (FDE) finest completed the ‘Navigating Addiction for First Responders’ training from a grant awarded by RIZE Massachusetts to Ginger Ross BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, and …

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Training & Advocacy for MA residents

The Wildflower Alliance provides  Massachusetts residents throughout the state with numerous in-person and online training’s, phone and online support, recovery communities, events and resources. opprotunities. Wildflower Alliance is a grassroots Peer Support, advocacy and training organization highlighting hard reduction and human rights. Their misson is supporting healing and empowerment for the community and individuals impacted …

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CVS Pharmacy Counseling Sessions

CVS Pharmacy is now offering counseling sessions with a ‘MinuteClinic’ licensed therapist – in person or online. You can schedule appointments when you need to talk. Services include therapy with licensed clinicians to assist you with life adjustments, depression, anxiety or stress, appointments days/evenings/weekend, choice of telehealth or face-to-face, private rooms, and if requested, collaboration …

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2022 Annual ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education is hosting its 13th Annual Collegiate Recovery Conference along with the 21st Annual Recovery School and Association of Alternative Peer Groups Conferences. June 13-15, 2022 @ Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Richmond, Virginia Tuesday 6/14 @ 10 a.m. Progress Monitoring Tools to Define and Advance APG Practice Presenters: Ginger Ross, & …

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‘Old Trends & New Directions’ Prevention of SUD for Hispanic & Latino Populations

The National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, funded by SAMSHA, is hosting a FREE equity-focused webinar today about preventing substance misuse for the Hispanic and Latino Populations. Cultural consideration is vital in the helping process. Building trust and rapport with clients means minimizing any potential barriers to treatment and prevention efforts. Anyone can attend, although the …

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“Be Prepared to Have the Difficult Conversation”

Underage alcohol consumption is a topic that caregivers, professionals, and community members need to remain vigilant about. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) prompts us to have that discussion with our youth. Historically Alcohol use among teens was considered a rite of passage, and for some, that view remains. However, the world …

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Alcohol Use Among Young Women “Worrying Trend” -SAMSHA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) newest data confirms that young women aged 12-20 consume more alcohol than young men. Girls have an increased risk of memory impairment, alcohol-induced- blackouts, and a higher risk of trauma. And young women are more susceptible to long-term health consequences when drinking and binging. The best …

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NEW U.S Surgeon General & Youth Mental Health Crisis

 A new U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health has been created to address the exponential youth mental crisis.  The global pandemics’ impact on pre-existing mental health issues has prompted an immediate intervention. The advisory provides recommendations for individuals, families, community organizations, technology companies, governments, and others that can improve the mental health …

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NEW Transgender Suicide and Support Hotline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a phone service providing support during a crisis or community connection for trans and questioning peers. A trans-led grassroots and non-profit organization advocating for equality also offer emotional and financial assistance.  Transgender or questioning individuals experiencing suicidal trauma have a direct connection without fearing “non-consensual hospitalization and medical discrimination.”  Open 24/7 …

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