Thanks to New Canaan Community Foundation

I’m grateful for the support from the people of New Canaan Community Foundation, including Sharon, Lauren, Carolyn, Jennifer and Nicole. Just received great news this week that our partnership–which includes grants and fiscal sponsorship–is even STRONGER. See you at our September 5th Community Addiction Awareness Vigil. #helpingeachothertoheal

Day at Capitol a success

Great day today in the busy Hartford State Capitol building as the Embrace the Facts team met with legislators. We discussed marijuana’s key risks (addiction, impaired driving, psychosis, and developing brain) at every opportunity. Special thanks to Representatives Lucy Dathan and Tom O’Dea for introducing us on the House Floor, and for State Senator Alex Bergstein meeting with us. Hope …

Important community events in April-May including CMC Parent Workshop

During April and early May, there are a number of important local educational events on addiction and drug misuse topics.   One to highlight is the CMC Foundation’s Parent & Family Training Workshop taking place on Saturday, May 4th, 9AM at the Greenwich Audubon Center.  Jeff Foote and Carrie Wilkens, Co-Founders of CMC (Center for Motivation & Change) and Co-Authors of Beyond …

4 Meetings coming up discussing facts about marijuana

Following our Kevin Sabet presentation, it’s gratifying to know others are hosting events where scientific and medical facts about marijuana are highlighted. #debunkingthemyths • Wednesday, April 24 at 7-9PM: What About Weed? A Discussion about Marijuana.  Kevin Hill, MD, Harvard and Alecia Dager, MD, Yale.  Host, Darien YWCA.• Friday, April 26, 9AM-1:30PM: Cannabinoid Use: Myths, Facts & Implications.  Primarily focused on medical …

April 10th Pathway Session with Julia Latimer

Grateful to have Julia Latimer, treatment placement specialist, present last evening at the Y. With people like Julia helping, there are multiple pathways to recovery. #multiplepathwaystorecovery

March 5th Reefer Sanity Event a big success

Thank you, John Hamilton and Kevin Sabet.  You made Reefer Sanity a great success.  Video of Kevin’s presentation available here and slide deck here.  See topics and time breaks below: 0:00 Intro by John Hamilton 1:20 Kevin Sabet starts speaking 4:30 Tobacco kills more than 10 times the amount of people who die of opioid overdose 11:30 Huge disconnect between …

Thank you Team Orange

Thanks Peter and Cini for your efforts, along with those of our entire staff of orange T-shirts!

Thanks John and Tiffany

John and Tiffany, for your help with Reefer Sanity (March 5th at Saxe Auditorium).  You represent your respective organizations, Liberation Programs and Aware Recovery Care, extremely well.