averhealth launches #DaysSober campaign

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averhealth launches #DaysSober campaign On November 1, averhealth kicked off a #DaysSober campaign to celebrate milestone sobriety anniversaries in our York, PA, St. Charles, MO and Richmond, VA locations. Patients who achieve sobriety milestones of 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 and 365 days can opt-in to have their photographs taken for social media and posted on our celebration walls in the patient service centers. The response from patients has been overwhelmingly positive. We plan to roll out the campaign to our other patient service centers over the next few months. There is no cost to our customers or our patients to participate. This is our way of further committing to positive long-term outcomes and enhancing the patient's averhealth experience. Follow us on Instagram to see more of the patient photos.   DS

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Clark County Jail doubles inmates in drug treatment program

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Clark County Jail doubles inmates in drug treatment program By Katherine Collins A new drug treatment program in the Clark County Jail is unlike any other program in Ohio and is aimed at preventing crime, Springfield leaders said. McKinley Hall expanded its drug treatment program within the Clark County Jail earlier this month to allow for nearly double the number of inmates to participate. Previously, only about 30 inmates could enroll in the drug treatment program within the jail, now there’s room for 60 inmates.  

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Oklahoma to Slash Mental Health, Drug Abuse Programs

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Oklahoma to Slash Mental Health, Drug Abuse Programs By Tim Talley OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs for 189,000 Oklahoma residents, including some addicted to opioids, will be eliminated or slashed on Nov. 1 because of state budget cuts, the state mental health agency director said Wednesday. Commissioner Terri White of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services said the agency will have to drastically cut its budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 if state lawmakers don't fill a $215 million hole in the state budget. The hole was created when the state Supreme Court overturned a $1.50-per-pack cigarette tax that was supposed to help fund the agency.  

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