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NEWS & EVENTS

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...

June 21, 2018

 The Chris Atwood Foundation is offering special pay-what-you-can scholarships for residents of Virginia for the BALM, an online family recovery education program.The BALM family recovery program is a three-part method and comprehensive online program through which fam...

June 19, 2018

Wondering how and when to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol?

Conversations are one of the most powerful tools you can use to connect with and protect your kids. Check out this guide to age appropriate conversations starting at age two.

Read guide here 

Source: dru...

June 6, 2018

Parents from New Hampshire share their story and the change in their parenting approached that helped their son on his path to recovery. 

"I started to feel an immense sense of relief," Bea Duncan says. "I stopped feeling like I had to be private investig...

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