referring to The percentage of teens who participated in organized sports at least four times a week increased from 23% to 42%.
He then became a consultant to the first residential drug treatment center for teens in Iceland, in a town called Tindar.
I think it’s safe to say that most teenagers have tried and/or abused alcohol or illegal drugs, yet teen substance abuse rarely gets the attention it needs.
advertisement – advertisement – learn moreI remember seeing presentations from a program called DARE, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, when I was in school.
Alcohol is readily available and easy to obtain, be it from parents’ liquor cabinets or fridges, older siblings, or underage bars.
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GOP Healthcare Plan Would Eliminate Substance Abuse Recovery Mandate
In its current form, the GOP’s plan would eliminate the mandate to cover substance abuse treatment through Medicaid, cutting off funding for an estimated 1.3 million Americans currently in recovery.
Speaking at an event in Saratoga County this week, Sen. Charles Schumer once again said he opposes the Republican plan that’s being touted as “Trump Care” and hopes the substance abuse funding will remain intact.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — As federal lawmakers continue to debate the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, local treatment providers are concerned about the impact it may have on those battling addiction.
“It’s a big concern to us in terms of us being at a moment in time where we need to be expanding services and not reducing services,” said Susan Roberts-McManus, Glens Falls Hospital Center for Recovery director.
At a time when the nation is battling a heroin and opioid abuse epidemic, the director of the Glens Falls Hospital Center for Recovery says the Medicaid reimbursements are critical; about 70 percent of their patients at their two centers in Washington and Warren Counties use Medicaid to pay for some or all of their treatment.
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