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The Boston Globe

Jacob Carozza

12 January 2017

Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

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In Plymouth County, a program called Project Outreach is tackling the opioid epidemic by partnering with rehabilitation facilities and law enforcement. They are targeting people when they are still in the hospital aft...

The Montana Standard

Kathleen J. Bryan

11 December 2016

Boulder, Montana, United States

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The Montana prison system operates a pair of men's and women's treatment facilities that provide an intensive, nine-month treatment program for methamphetamine and opioid abuse that has shown high rates of success. Re...

Detroit Free Press

Jennifer Dixon

6 December 2016

Watsonville, California, United States

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Some social services push dads away and many primarily address mothers. PAPAS in California, is a program that helps strengthen families and reduce conflict through support groups and educational classes for fathers.

WTTW-PBS

Brandis Friedman

20 October 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago's Cook County Jail seeks to short-circuit the cycle of violence by involving young men from the city's most violent zip codes in a program that includes counseling, conflict resolution and anger management. Th...

The Washington Post

Colby Itkowitz

12 October 2016

Blackpool, England

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The key to ending social issues such as depression and homelessness may lie in prevention rather than reaction, and some non-traditional methods outside of the professional or government sphere are leading the way. Ca...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

5 October 2016

Lisle, Illinois, United States

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Part 1 of the Caregivers Crisis series: As parents of adults with disabilities face their own struggles with aging, health, and mobility they often find themselves at the frayed end of their resources. The Parent Supp...

The Taos News

Cody Hooks

3 October 2016

New Mexico, United States

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Taos High School has recently lost a couple of students and a recent graduate, all of whom committed suicide. The school has developed an Emotional Intelligence Retreat for its ninth graders as an opportunity to form ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

23 September 2016

United States

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Childhood trauma, or adverse childhood experiences (ACE), can cause a number of social problems such as dropping out of school, drug abuse, depression, and even becoming an abuser. The more accessible ACE research stu...

The Guardian

Jessica Reed

16 September 2016

France

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For some alcoholics, finding a way to quit can be a long and frustrating journey. Baclofen is a new drug in France that has previously been used to treat Multiple Sclerosis but is now being used to 'cure alcoholics'.

The Taos News

JR Logan

11 August 2016

Questa, New Mexico, United States

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Addressing addiction takes long-term care and a multi-faceted approach. A model program at the Questa Health Center in the village of Questa, New Mexico, combines treatment with the drug, Suboxone, alongside a behavio...

Rio Grande Sun

Wheeler Cowperthwaite

10 August 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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Alcohol has claimed more lives in Rio Arriba County in the past five years than other drugs. SMART, a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, provides one path toward recovery, increasingly incorporating scientif...

Yes! Magazine

Melissa Hellmann

4 August 2016

California, United States

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Led by peers and providing everything from group therapy to tips on how to build credit, the Timelist program works with the recently paroled as well as the presently incarcerated to reduce recidivism. Seven years aft...

The Taos News

JR Logan

4 August 2016

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

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A comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Taos, New Mexico uses a holistic approach to curbing addiction by offering group therapy along with traditional medical treatment. By addressing deeper mental and emotional f...

Yes! Magazine

Jaime Alfaro

22 July 2016

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Black communities are often left without adequate counseling services when faced with racial trauma, but clinical psychologists are working to address this. So far, solutions include opening clinics that specialize in...

The Roanoke Times

Amy Friedenberger

21 July 2016

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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In one year, the drug overdoses in Roanoke, VA have taken 12 lives and another 76 have overdosed but survived. The police department developed a new program called the Roanoke Valley Hope Initiative, designed to prov...

Global Press Journal

Lydia Matata

13 July 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

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Among the challenges for HIV-positive inmates are lack of food that meets their dietary needs and susceptibility to tuberculosis. The support groups, part of an HIV prevention and care program active in all the nation...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Victims of violence that end up in the emergency room can return within two years with more injuries because of retaliation efforts. Philadelphia’s Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Healing Hurt People program, or HHP, is an ER-based violence intervention program that works on the public health-based notion that violence - like other diseases that spread - can be prevented. It targets service...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing Hurt People (HHP), the program that helped save his life, now employs men like Jermaine McCorey - men who used to be a part of a violent life on the streets of Philadelphia - to reach out to boys and young men...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

26 April 2016

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Alcoholism affects homeless people around the world, a condition that makes them physically and mentally dependent on alcohol to maintain stable functions. The Oaks shelter in Ottawa serves free daily pours to severe ...

The Post Crescent

Katherine Lymn

17 March 2016

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

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After shortages of mental health options for kids and untold grief, counties in Wisconsin have responded with new kinds of support for at-risk youth. Wisconsin communities have increased access with reduced wait time,...

BBC

Kate Bissell

14 March 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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For many offenders, prison can be a tense, divisive, and anger-inducing environment, fueling the negative influences that landed them there in the first place and leading to high recidivism rates. Actor Tim Robbins - ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

29 February 2016

Kisumu, Kenya

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Distributing, promoting and lending continuing support to good ideas for fixing the world’s woes is as critical a task as thinking them up in the first place.

WTTW-PBS

Brandis Friedman

22 December 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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At monthly lunch meetings, former inmates get together with Chicago Police officers to make connections outside of law enforcement situations and try to understand one another better. The Building Bridges, Building Co...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

10 December 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland's infant mortality rate is double the national average. Sugar Mamas is a local program based on the national CenteringPregnancy programs where pregnant women who have diabetes meet twice a month to discuss ...

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