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Month: October 2020

Robert Downey Jr. Opens up About Heavy Drug Use During David Letterman Interview

By JOHN CONNOR COULSTON – October 24, 2020 04:19 pm EDT Robery Downer Jr. is recounting some of the darkest days of his life, including the heights of his drug abuse. Before Downey, 55, turned his life and career around in the mid-2000s, he went through decades of drug use. Things came to ahead in…
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Gov. DeSantis announces $5 million grant to fight opioid crisis

By Scott Sutton | October 27, 2020 at 3:41 PM EDT – Updated October 28 at 9:52 AM Gov. Ron DeSantis and the first lady are holding a roundtable discussion Tuesday afternoon regarding the opioid crisis. During the event, the governor announced a $5 million pilot program to help fight the crisis. The program, called…
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INTERNATIONAL RECOVERY DAY

Until now, recovery communities have been limited to uniting and celebrating recovery by holding local rallies, walks, and other events. Through the use of the Internet we can now bridge the geographical and time zone barriers, allowing us to join all folks in recovery from all addictions, including all recovery pathways – all around the…
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Coronavirus causing rise in drug, alcohol relapses among people in recovery, expert says

By Alexandria Hein | Fox News As the nation gets more stringent about non-essential travel and bans on group gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, one expert says the pandemic may result in an unintended rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery. “Yes, we are already starting to see an increase in relapses,” Dayry Hulkow, M.S.,…
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AA, 12-step programs more effective at maintaining sobriety

March 11 (UPI) — Twelve-step programs still work for people trying to recover from alcohol problems, a new analysis has found. A study published Wednesday by the Cochrane Library shows Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, and clinically-related 12-Step Facilitation programs are more effective than other treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy. Researchers say that participants in AA and 12-step programs…
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Feds OK use of opioid funding toward other substances

HUNTINGTON — States will soon be able to utilize opioid funding from the federal government to address the resurgence of methamphetamine and cocaine. The 2020 funding bill passed by Congress in December included Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s Combating Meth and Cocaine Act. The bill expands the use of the State Opioid Response Grant funding…
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Person in recovery chooses amputation over lifetime of pain medication

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — At just ten months sober, Michael Quinones suffered a horrible injury that would almost certainly send him back into the harrowing grips of addiction, if he decided to keep his foot. Quinones was working a landscaping job in 2017 when a mower slid down some wet grass, slicing open the back…
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Hope Fest 2019

Fellowship  RCO Staff at the 6th Annual Hopefest (previously know as Soberfest) There were many agencies showcasing the services available to the  Recovery Community, Food, Live Music, Narcan Training and Distribution. 

Fight Substance Abuse, Get Your Student Loans Paid

It’s always exciting to be able to announce a new programs that can provide relief to student loan borrowers. The National Health Services Corp (NHSC), a federal agency, has established a new student loan repayment assistance program that can provide up to $75,000 to eligible borrowers who make a commitment to helping communities struggling with…
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FedUp Goes Local 2018

This year’s Fed Up Goes Local Rally was a success. The event was hosted by the City of Pembroke Pines at the beautiful Charles F. Dodge City Center. Fellowship RCO along with the City of Pembroe Pines, Liz Fisher, StoppNow, and South Florida Wellness Network collaborated in the creation of the event.  All of the…
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