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Frequency of Energy Drink Use Linked with Risk of Abusing Prescription Drugs

Written by Guest Author on Apr 18, 2014

The Partnership at Drugfree.org recently released the following article. College students who consume energy drinks are more likely than their peers who don’t use them to abuse prescription drugs, a new study concludes. The more energy drinks a student consumes, the greater their risk. The … [ read more ]

New Survey Shows Importance of No Alcohol Message for Teens

Written by Patty Baker on Apr 17, 2014

CADCA recently reported the following encouraging information from a recent survey. New data from a national survey of high school students shows that teens who receive a message from their parents that underage drinking is completely unacceptable are more than 80 percent less likely to … [ read more ]

Ministry Health Check-up – Personal Spiritual Health

Written by Allen Turley on Apr 16, 2014

In reviewing the health of our ministries, it is important that we examine our own lives. Rooted Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, … [ read more ]

Alcohol Awareness Month – Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

Written by Patty Baker on Apr 15, 2014

April is the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.’ (NCADD) Alcohol Awareness Month. And CADCA coalitions nationwide are joining NCADD affiliates, schools, colleges, churches, and countless community organizations in sponsoring events that increase public awareness and educate people about the treatment and prevention of … [ read more ]

New Hampshire seeing alarming rise in drug-addicted infants

Written by Guest Author on Apr 14, 2014

Doctors will tell you it’s normal for a newborn to cry. But when the tears are accompanied by shaking, shudders – even seizures – a mother might have passed on to her child something other than DNA: a drug addiction. As prescription drug and heroin … [ read more ]

Dramatic Increase in E-cigarette-Related Calls to Poison Centers

Written by Guest Author on Apr 12, 2014

CADCA recently released the following article, E-cigarettes aren’t as safe as many people assume. The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a CDC … [ read more ]

Get Involved – National Drug Prevention Week

Written by Patty Baker on Apr 09, 2014

National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. This observance, May 18-24, is powered by communities nationwide that host prevention-themed events to: Increase the visibility of behavioral health and … [ read more ]

Got Drugs?

Written by Patty Baker on Apr 08, 2014

April 26th, 2014 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This day has been selected to promote a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of prescription medications. According to results from … [ read more ]

LCDC Certification Through SAGU?

Written by Allen Turley on Mar 24, 2014

SAGU is investigating your interest in an online LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) certification course. The program consists of 35 hours in the mental health/substance abuse field and 9 hours of Bible. At the center of the program are the six (6) state required courses … [ read more ]

Ministry Health Check-up – Spiritual Health

Written by Allen Turley on Mar 24, 2014

In the previous eNewsletter - Ministry Health Check-up, I suggested at least four criteria to help us evaluate the health of our ministry. With this article we examine the first criteria – spiritual health. The fact that Teen Challenge is an evangelistic discipleship ministry brings clarity … [ read more ]