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Can You Give Homes to the Homeless?

Can You Give Homes to the Homeless?

A program in Charlotte is doing just that … with some impressive results. By Whitney Isenhower Carlotta Mauney was homeless for nine..

July 28, 2015 with 0 Comments
Diverse Group Works to Prevent Overdose Deaths

Diverse Group Works to Prevent Overdose Deaths

As deaths from narcotic overdose in North Carolina climb, public health officials, activists, police and others are strategizing how to..

July 16, 2015
Using Job Training as a Path to Sobriety

Using Job Training as a Path to Sobriety

Career training programs have been shown to vastly improve a person’s chances of staying clean and sober. By Christine Vestal Stateline..

July 9, 2015
A Place for Recovery

A Place for Recovery

The Healing Place of Wake County offers hope for recovery from addiction through peer interaction. By Taylor Sisk Caleb is a man intent on..

July 6, 2015
Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

Advocates Urge Measures to Prevent Drunk Driving

MADD leadership and volunteers gathered at the legislature to push for a law requiring ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk..

July 1, 2015
Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

Federal Grant Will Help Thousands Recover from Substance Abuse

By Rose Hoban More than 4,000 people who are working to recovery from substance abuse disorders will have some extra help, thanks to a $7.8..

June 30, 2015
N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

N.C.’s Injury-related Deaths Slowly Declining

North Carolina’s injury rate has fallen, with overdose deaths leading the drop. By Rose Hoban North Carolina is one of only nine states..

June 18, 2015
A ‘Watershed’ Opportunity to Save More Lives from Overdose and Infection

A ‘Watershed’ Opportunity to Save More Lives from Overdose and Infection

The Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference was held in Asheville last week, convening advocates working along the front lines..

June 17, 2015
Good Samaritan Update On Its Way to McCrory

Good Samaritan Update On Its Way to McCrory

Gov. McCrory could soon sign a bill that makes changes to North Carolina’s Good Samaritan Law – changes supporters hope will save..

June 11, 2015
Gun-safety Debate Accompanies Legislative Push

Gun-safety Debate Accompanies Legislative Push

Lawmakers contemplate loosening some of North Carolina’s gun laws, even as public health experts are seeking ways to reduce gun..

June 9, 2015
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