#Substance Abuse

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The pandemic pushed Charlotteans to drink, a lot

The pandemic changed Charlotteans’ drinking habits. For some, increased alcohol consumption is leading to addiction and other serious health concerns. The big picture: The effort to stop COVID-19’s spread led to isolation, and at their core, substance abuse issues are diseases of isolation, Atrium Health’s Addiction Services manager Matt Orlousky tells me. To make matters worse, […] The post The pandemic pushed Charlotteans to drink, a lot appeared first on Axios Charlotte.
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Carroll Supervisors To Review Agreement With Minnesota Firm For Spatial Design And Air Handling Needs At Courthouse

At last week’s Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting, a discussion was held on the outcome of interviews with five design and engineering firms for spatial analysis and air handling needs at the Carroll County Courthouse. The board agreed on a proposal from SEH, Inc. of St. Paul, Minn. and will be reviewing a professional services agreement for possible approval at their next meeting on Monday, July 26. Other items on the agenda for the 9 a.m. meeting include a review of Request for Proposals for health services, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 substance abuse report and the fourth draw on the down payment assistance program. Routine business includes a construction update and utility permit requests from Secondary Roads, the quarterly report and an update from the Sheriff’s Office, the GIS quarterly report and manure management annual updates. The meeting is open to in-person attendance in the lower-level meeting room at the courthouse and can also be viewed on the county’s YouTube channel, a link to which is included below.
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Levitee Labs Inc.

12:35 PM EST - Levitee Labs Inc. : Announced that it has executed the following definitive agreements. (1) Asset purchase agreement to acquire all material operating assets of ACT Medical Centres, Inc., comprised of a group of five addiction and pain management clinics across Alberta, for $350,000 in cash. A leader in addiction and substance abuse treatments, ACT Medical hosted more than 35,000 patient visits in the past 12 months. (2) Share purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of three pharmacies in Alberta specialized in filling prescriptions for patients with substance abuse disorders, mental health conditions and chronic pain. The purchase price under this agreement is $3,685,262, payable in cash plus or minus customary working capital adjustments. (3) Share purchase agreement to acquire BlockMD LTD., which operates a leading telemedicine platform used by addiction patients to access doctors and order prescriptions in Alberta, for $1,475,000. Over the last 12 months, BlockMD conducted over 20,000 patient visits remotely through its platform. The BlockMD Purchase Price will be paid through the issuance of Levitee common shares, the number of Shares to be determined on the date of closing, subject to downside protection in the event the Shares trade below a predetermined price 4 months and 1 day post-closing of the transaction. Levitee Labs Inc. shares C.LVT are trading up 3 cents at $0.58.
Champaign, ILkhqa.com

Research shows correlation in substance abuse and gun violence

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Specialists in Central Illinois share there is a correlation between substance abuse and the increase in violence. Whether it is selling the substance, using a substance, and money has been driving factors. It's a trend being seen across the united states. "If there is even a...
Harford County, MDCecil Daily

Harford orgs receive grants to combat opiod epidemic

HARFORD COUNTY — Early on Wednesday, Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford announced that the Maryland Opiod Operational Command Center (OOCC) will be distributing $5.5 million dollars to opiod and substance abuse projects throughout the state. As grantees, three Harford County institutions, Harford County Government, Addictions Connections Resource, Inc. and the UMUCH/Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, are receiving over $400,000 combined to fund their anti-opiod programs.

Remembering Amy Winehouse

Remembering , Amy Winehouse. Winehouse died 10 years ago on July 23, 2011. The cause of death of the eclectic British singer was alcohol poisoning. Winehouse was only 27 years old. Three years earlier, she had become the first British woman to win five Grammys at the 2008 awards. With...
Easton, MDstardem.com

Festival of Hope coming to Easton

EASTON — The Festival of Hope event is scheduled for Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Easton. The festival includes musical performances and the launch of the Talbot Goes Purple’s fifth year of helping local residents dealing with addiction and substance abuse. The Aug....
Herald Community Newspapers

Five Towns faces off against substance abuse

Prompted by the relaxing of New York state’s marijuana laws and cultural concern over the alcohol consumption at synagogue kiddushes and the example it sets for young people, Madraigos, a Woodmere-based nonprofit that focuses on youth counseling, and Achiever, a community resource center in Lawrence, combined to hold a program at Congregation Beth Sholom, also in Lawrence.