Tag Archives: substance abuse

Sparking Hope

Besieged by a rising tide of overdoses and suicide, the American life expectancy rate dropped for the third year in a row in 2017, according to reports released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life expectancy in the United States peaked in 2014, when Americans lived for an average of 78.9 years.…
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Hunger for Hope

Seeking a more intense high than pills provided, Jeremy Burton begged a friend to show him how to shoot heroin into his veins. A few years later, mentors in a 12-step program showed Burton how to find a path to sobriety. Nearly 18 months after giving up drugs, Burton hopes to show others how to…
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Nurturing Families

An upcoming educational group aims to help pregnant and parenting women who are struggling with substance use disorder. Project LINK will host “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” beginning April 10. The group will meet Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 600 Jackson Street in Fredericksburg. Lunch will be…
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Call for Art

Deadline for Entries: Monday, April 2 Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 Exhibition Dates: May 4–May 27   Rappahannock Area Community Services Board seeks entries for the 14th Annual “The Art of Recovery” exhibit. The art show features original artwork by adults with mental health challenges. The show is organized by members of Kenmore Club, RACSB’s…
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