POLARIS (report): “Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims”

Polaris does great work preventing, identifying and supporting those who have experienced human trafficking: Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) may be disproportionately affected by human trafficking. They face higher rates of discrimination and homelessness, making them especially vulnerable to traffickers. When LGBTQ trafficking […]


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Casey Family Programs 2017 “The Evolution of Hope” Report

The Evolution of Hope, Casey Family Programs’ 2017 signature report, showcases two communities — Gainesville, Florida, and Johnson County, Kentucky — that collectively brought together different resources, perspectives and supports to improve safety for children and families and reduce the need for foster care. And their work is making a […]


Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference (Presentation Materials)

Anyone who was not able to attend this years Ohio 2017 Opiate Conference, please know that they have made all of the presentation material available online. Please take a look and review, download and use the fantastic information. http://www.oacbha.org/ohios_2017_opiate_conference.php The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in Partnership with […]


What Doesn’t Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/13/523452905/what-doesnt-kill-you-can-maim-unexpected-injuries-from-opioids April 13, 20171:18 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered MARTHA BEBINGER FROM Lisa, a client at the AAC Needle Exchange and Overdose Prevention Program in Cambridge, Mass. Nearly five years after an opioid overdose she still limps — possibly because of damage the drug cocktail did to her […]


Understanding and Implementing the Recovery Coach Role

by | Apr 08, 2017 The relatively new role of “recovery coach” in primary care will be explored in an interactive format during a Sunday session designed to help attendees envision the position in their own practice. Through “Integrating Recovery Coaches into General Medical Settings,” which takes place from 8:30 […]

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White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH) recently published a white paper titled, “Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women.” This white paper explores what is currently known about the opioid epidemic, describes promising practices for addressing opioid use disorder prevention and treatment for […]


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China Krys Darrington Biographical Info Paragraph China Krys Darrington is a Recovery Coach, Peer Recovery Advocate, Public Speaker, Trainer, Program, Workshop and Curriculum Developer for Addiction, Substance Abuse, Treatment, Human Trafficking & Lifelong Recovery. She covers difficult subjects; from addiction to hard drugs, surviving sex trafficking and coming out the […]

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Registration is now live for Ohio’s 2016 Recovery Conference!

Registration for Ohio’s 2016 Recovery Conference is now available! This year, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will host Ohio’s inaugural recovery conference. This conference will offer education to individuals in recovery and family members from throughout Ohio! This […]