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The Guardian

Preeti Jha

14 September 2021

Bihar, India

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The Bihar, India, state government banned drinking and selling of alcohol in 2016 after women in the mostly rural state mounted protests blaming men's alcohol abuse for rampant violence against women. Hundreds of thou...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

10 August 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Although COVID-19 has taken a toll on the healthcare industry, some providers and clinics have figured out a way to eliminate barriers during this time for those seeking treatment. According to the director of the Beh...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

25 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Social connection is crucial to recovery for people participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, but the quarantine mandated by the coronavirus has made that impossible. Support groups across the state of Washington are gra...

Mother Jones

Will Peischel

24 March 2020

Havre De Grace, Maryland, United States

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As meetings and social gatherings of all kinds have been postponed or canceled altogether, the support group Alcoholics Anonymous faced a particular challenge given the imperative and power of their in-person meetings...

Casper Star-Tribune

Chris Aadland

15 July 2019

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, United States

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On the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, a wellness court is helping connect clients with resources that are tailored to cultural practices "in addition to drug or alcohol treatment and mental health help." The progr...

WyoFile

Andrew Graham

15 November 2018

Devils Lake, North Dakota, United States

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In rural North Dakota where clinical treatment centers are hard to find, a program called Free Through Recovery "seeks to drive down North Dakota’s prison rates by creating networks of sobriety and support around peop...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

16 October 2018

Tooele, Utah, United States

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Communities That Care coalitions have developed across the nation with the goal of reducing the likelihood of teenage behavioral issues such as violence and alcoholism, as well as adolescent suicides. Already seeing p...

Yes! Magazine

Jen Soong

1 August 2018

United States

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Some universities are helping students stay sober. Institutions like Rutgers, Texas Tech, and University of Michigan offer counseling, support groups, and even recovery houses. Research shows these programs are overwh...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

3 July 2018

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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Prisons can reduce recidivism if they provide people who are incarcerated with drug and alcohol treatment, as it helps inmates address underlying issues. People who have been in and out of prison tell their stories ab...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

24 May 2018

Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States

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Qungasvik, a program developed by and for Yup’ik people living in Alaska, focuses on skills, craft making, and community connection. The program provides a strong support system and is helping to decrease incidence of...

The Guardian

Jill Burke

8 February 2018

St. Paul, Alaska, United States

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Residents of Alaska's St. Paul Island live through a legacy of generational trauma that includes high rates of domestic violence, child abuse, and alcoholism. However, the Island's political leadership have accomplish...

Pacific Standard

Sasha Chapin

8 February 2018

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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A facility in Ottawa called The Oaks gives alcoholics small amounts of alcohol throughout the day, and a place to live, to help them manage their addiction. Although research on the effectiveness of alcoholic recovery...

Deseret News

Jesse Hyde

20 July 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

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The Youth Iceland program has lowered rates of teenage alcohol abuse not by counseling teens to say no to drinking, but by providing opportunities to establish a healthy life and relationships. The program entailed in...

ACES Too High

Jane Ellen Stevens

2 May 2017

United States

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ACEs quantifies the adverse event in an individual's childhood, as a means to treat addiction. Understanding addiction as resulting from past events helps to treat these individuals through medication and developing a...

The Guardian

Sarah Johnson

5 April 2017

Finland

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Finland’s Mental Health Hub is an online resource that provides tools to manage stress, depression, and substance dependency as well as therapy with a diagnosis. The resource has helped treat low acuity mental health...

The Guardian

Claire Burke

17 February 2017

Westminster, United Kingdom

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Homelessness is on the rise in the UK, and for many "rough sleepers," finding sustainable support can be nearly impossible. But a number of charities, including Crisis, St. Mungo'ss, and Centrepoint are starting to ta...

Daily Trojan

Matt Lemas

28 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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At the University of Southern California, rates of binge drinking have been on the rise and are now reported as reaching above the national average. To combat this epidemic, the university is offering alternatives to ...

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'.

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...

BBC

Linda Pressly

7 July 2016

Ottawa, Canada

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The recommended treatment for chronic alcoholism is abstinence. But at the Oaks - a permanent home for those who once lived on the streets - residents are given a measure of wine at hourly intervals. It is called the ...

El Paso Times

Lindsey Anderson

17 May 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In an attempt to curb risky alcohol use and its consequences, advocates and researchers are launching two initiatives in El Paso – one to get people to reconsider their drinking habits, and another to reduce underage ...

El Paso Times

Lindsey Anderson

15 May 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Liver disease is killing El Pasoans at an alarming rate and draining resources as sick patients end up in hospitals and emergency rooms – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Liver disease’s three main causes are preve...

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 ...

BBC

Shabnam Grewal

19 March 2016

United Kingdom

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How to break a cycle of recidivism? Individual ex-prisoners share their own stories of how they have recovered from addiction and lives of crime, gotten their lives on track, and ultimately broken the cycle and stayed...

WNYC

Andy Mills

18 December 2015

United States

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Drugs like Naltrexone have shown a 78 percent success rate in reducing heavy drinking. However, only one percent of alcohol users ever get prescribed medication. Despite that some alcoholics are treating their illness...

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