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NEWS & EVENTS

January 11, 2019

The Recovery Matters license plate, designed by Jan Brown and in partnership with SpiritWorks, the McShin Foundation and True Recovery, helps raise funds to support recovery throughout the Commonwealth. This license plate is a great way for you to show your support for...

December 11, 2018

Special training available for those interested in volunteering with The Chris Atwood Foundation to train individuals in their community to use naloxone. Great for individuals who are comfortable with public speaking to small groups and are committed to increasing acce...

August 16, 2018


The silver lining in this grim report is that some states in New England are demonstrating how they've reduced their death rates, even while numbers climb as much as 27% in other states.

Read article here 

July 31, 2018

Kelly J. Clark, a psychiatry medicine specialist, believes a major problem fueling the opioid crisis is the fact that most healthcare providers do not know how to treat drug addiction.  

“We can fight stigma with knowledge. The more we see addiction as a chron...

July 28, 2018

How an opioid 30 times stronger than heroin infected the industry. Prince's sister and Tom Petty's family weigh in ... 

Many of those hard-touring acts – at or near what would be retirement age in other professions – are dealing with the long-term effects of life on the...

July 25, 2018

Effective treatment strategies exist for opioid addiction. Here is a guide to help you understand the difference between three of these treatments, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. 

Learn about treatments here 

Source: The Boston Globe 

July 21, 2018

Christopher Poulos is an attorney who has overcome addiction to achieve his dreams. His story is inspiring. 

"Growing up, I had lots of advantages and lots of challenges. I had a loving mother and grandparents who were incredibly caring, supportive, and well-educated. W...

July 17, 2018

Grant will allow Non-profit to expand efforts to provide life-saving medication to the community

For Immediate Release:

Reston VA, (July 17, 2018) - The Chris Atwood Foundation, a non-profit based in Reston, announced it received a grant of $77,707 from Fairfax County. T...

July 12, 2018

All sworn Virginia State Police personnel through the rank of first sergeant are now trained and equipped with NARCAN to save lives from overdose!

“Equipping our uniformed and investigative personnel with NARCAN dispensers was necessary due to the continued increase in...

June 25, 2018

Harvard Medical School addiction expert John Kelly wants to couch the language of addiction. “This goes beyond political correctness ... exposure to these specific terms induces [an] implicit cognitive bias."

Kelly conducted a pair of studies to test his theory that cer...

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