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Ryan Hampton
Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak What Is Social Distancing? Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Schools and other gathering places such as movie theaters may close, and sports events and religious services may be cancelled. What...
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The Voices Project is proud to partner with Justin Bieber for the YouTube Originals release of SEASONS. During episodes 5 and 7, The Voices Project and its closed Facebook group, “Voices to End Addiction & Inspire Recovery” are featured as resources for viewers to tell their stories and share their experiences with addiction and mental health...
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Calling all changemakers in addiction recovery advocacy and activism! Mobilize Recovery is coming back this year and we can’t wait to reveal the details and process to get involved and attend. BE THE FIRST TO GET NOTIFIED about the 2020 process, partners, schedule and venue – and how YOU can join changemakers from all over...
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The Voices Project is proud to collaborate with Google for its Recovery Month launch of the Recover Together Initiative. This groundbreaking collaboration puts recovery voices front and center at a time when millions of Americans are struggling with substance use disorder. Google’s Recover Together campaign includes personal stories from people in sustained recovery, including recovery...
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Late last month, a court in Oklahoma held drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson accountable for the role its products play in the national drug epidemic. Johnson & Johnson will pay $572 million, which must go toward supporting treatment and recovery services for people who struggle with addiction. However, accountability and public awareness are just the...
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(republished from the New York Times Editorial Board, August 28, 2019.) In 1998 tobacco manufacturers reached an unprecedented agreement with 46 states, which had sued the companies for engaging in decades of deceptive marketing practices that contributed to an epidemic of tobacco-related illness and death. Over the next 20 years, the industry paid some $125 billion to the...
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For people who use opioids—whether their use is intentional or accidental, and whether their substance of choice is prescribed or self-administered—overdose is always a risk. Even people with a tolerance for opioids can experience an overdose. In these life threatening situations, naloxone is essential. Without it, many people do not survive. That’s why The Voices...
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Mobilize Recovery is a nationwide recovery initiative, supported by Facebook and spearheaded by The Voices Project. The initiative’s goal is simple: to create a network of people who are passionate about recovery and motivated to get involved in grassroots efforts to end the drug epidemic. Although our national public health crisis surrounding addiction started decades ago,...
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Addiction is a mental health disorder. Substance use disorder (SUD) is classified as a chronic mental condition, yet the stigma of addiction is so severe that people with SUD are often excluded from the national conversation on mental health. All mental health conditions, including addiction, must be a priority for policymakers. We need real action...
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Heroin stole my daughter and I will never let my girl be forgotten. Through her story I hope to help others. When you have children, you never dream that you will outlive them. Addiction stole my daughter and changed my life forever. My first born, my person, my baby girl, is gone forever. Shalynn Brooke...
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