Monday, April 30, 2018

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With your support, WE ARE SO CLOSE TO OUR GOAL!

April is Metro Drug Coalition's anniversary month! To commemorate our 32 years of providing evidence-based substance abuse prevention services, we are having a giving campaign for the community to donate $32 throughout the month with a goal of reaching $3,200!

We have currently raised $1,778!

If we have 45 more individuals
$32 we will reach our goal!

There are only THREE days left in the campaign!
Will you partner with MDC?

If you would like to partner with MDC to celebrate our anniversary, click the donate button below to donate $32+ to substance abuse prevention work right here in Knoxville! Throughout the month, MDC will send an email with our campaign tracker on Monday's so you know how close we are to our goal! So far we are at $1,778. Help us reach our goal of $3,200 by donating today! We thank you for partnering with us and helping create a healthy and safe community, free of substance abuse.
Donate Today!
Metro Drug Coalition | 4930 Lyons View Pike | Knoxville TN 37919 | Phone: (865) 588-5550
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April 28, 2018
NAADAC Advocacy Webinar Series: Advocating in Your State – Where Most of the Rubber Meets the Road!
Are you interested in learning about advocacy, NAADAC’s public policy initiatives, and the many resources NAADAC provides to help you stay current on important state and national public policy issues that impact addiction professionals?

NAADAC's Advocacy Webinar Series has two new Advocacy webinars coming up!

Advocating in Your State – Where Most of the Rubber Meets the Road!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
Description: More attention is being paid to addiction policy issues than ever before. As NAADAC members, it is our responsibility and in our best interest to have a role in shaping emerging policy, both in Washington, D.C. and in our state capitols. While much attention is being paid to the national conversation, most of what influences a provider’s day to day operation occur at the state level. Join us to learn how YOU can make a difference for addiction professionals in your state!

Presenters: Michael Kemp, NCACI, ICS, CSAC, CSW, and Sherri Layton MBA, LCDC, CCS.

Michael Kemp, NCACI, ICS, CSAC, CSW, is the Director of Peer Recovery Services at Oregon State Hospital – Salem. Kemp has been a NAADAC member since 1995 and serves as co-chair of NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee.
Sherri Layton MBA, LCDC, CCS, began working in the addiction treatment field in 1977 and has worked for La Hacienda Treatment Center since 1992. She is co-chair of NAADAC’s Public Policy Committee and has served on that committee since 2008.
Price: Education is FREE to all professionals
Continuing Education Hours (CEs): Earn a certificate of completion for 1 NAADAC CE by passing an online CE quiz upon completion of the webinar. FREE for NAADAC members (Join now!). $15 for Non-members.
Mark your calendars for the June advocacy webinar! Register today for "The Current Status of Federal Funding Supporting Substance Use" by Robert Morrison, Executive Director and Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), on June 20 from 3-4 pm EST – worth 1 CE!
Did you miss our first three advocacy webinars? Watch them on demand.

Stay tuned for the dates of the additional webinars in the series to be announced! 

NAADACThe Association for Addiction Professionals
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.741.7686 / 800.548.0497

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Depression was a Dirty Word: Suffering from Dysthymia as an Asian American | The Fix

Depression was a Dirty Word: Suffering from Dysthymia as an Asian American | The Fix: Dysthymia feels like slowly moving backwards through limbo in a disjointed dream. You can’t go forward despite your best efforts so you simply admit defeat and just exist in half-fulfilled stasis.

Gritty New Drama 'Cleaner Daze' Shows Life in a Teen Rehab | The Fix

Gritty New Drama 'Cleaner Daze' Shows Life in a Teen Rehab | The Fix: 'I want to build community and remind people they aren’t alone. Cleaner Daze honors the humanity of people who have the disease of addiction.'

The Recovering: An Interview with Leslie Jamison | The Fix

The Recovering: An Interview with Leslie Jamison | The Fix: Jamison intertwines her personal disclosures with vivid inquiries into the work and lives of alcoholic writers before her such as Denis Johnson, Raymond Carver, Charles Jackson, Jean Rhys, and more.

What to Expect in Teen Rehab | The Fix

What to Expect in Teen Rehab | The Fix: Sometimes, for the young person, simply being removed from the environment where the dysfunction is occurring for a short while helps more than anything else.

Trying to Focus on Principles Before Personalities Can Be Grueling | The Fix

Trying to Focus on Principles Before Personalities Can Be Grueling | The Fix: I tried to focus on principles before personalities, but when I did not achieve satisfactory results, I began to hate myself.
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