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Archive for May, 2016

At Hampshire County jail, addicted inmates get extra support, Narcan, before they are released

During their incarceration at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, drug-addicted inmates are constantly hearing advice on how to get clean and stay sober “on the outside.  “They are encouraged to take advantage of services from sober houses and intensive outpatient programs to Narcotics Anonymous meetings and medical methods to quell cravings, including suboxone.  […]

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Schools attend SBIRT conference

On January 15th, fifty school nurses, counselors, and administrators gathered for an all day conference to build their district’s capacity to integrate Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).  During the morning presentations, Dr. Ruth Potee provided an outstanding lecture on addiction in the developing brain.  And Dr. Robert Roose offered a fabulous presentation […]

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