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  • Roxanne
    ... Subject: JT Direct: East Coast Hit by Rash of Heroin Deaths, Overdoses Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 11:02:38 GMT From: Join Together
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      Subject: JT Direct: East Coast Hit by Rash of Heroin Deaths, Overdoses
      Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 11:02:38 GMT
      From: Join Together <jto-direct@...>
      Reply-To: notice-reply-w6ku7nirf5bxixk@...
      To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>


      *Daily Edition*
      May 9, 2006

      *TOP STORY*

      *East Coast Hit by Rash of Heroin Deaths, Overdoses*
      Heroin users from Chicago to Maryland have been killed or sent to the
      hospital by a powerful drug mix that includes the painkiller fentanyl.


      *Remove Alcohol Ads from the 'T'*
      25,000 kids ride public transportation to school every day and are
      bombarded with alcohol promotions on MBTA trains and buses, and in
      stations. If you live in Massachusetts, tell the 'T' it's time to ban
      alcohol advertising.

      More action alerts <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/b7Aok1M1LmWL/>


      *Older Men Seeking Treatment for Alcohol*
      Americans ages 50 and older are more likely to seek treatment for
      alcohol dependence than any other drug addiction, and older men are
      particularly at risk of problem drinking.

      *Alaska House Reverses, OKs Marijuana Bill*
      The Alaska House of Representatives has changed course and approved a
      bill that aims to revive criminal penalties for possession of small
      amounts of marijuana.

      *Florida Lawmakers Aid Ex-felons Who Want Rights Restored*
      County jails will help ex-felons regain their voting rights and other
      civil rights under a bill passed unanimously by the Florida legislature.

      *Patrick Kennedy Admits Relapse, Enters Treatment*
      Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), cochairman of Congress' Addiction,
      Treatment and Recovery Caucus, has admitted to a relapse after a
      Washington, D.C., traffic crash and said he was entering a treatment

      More headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/61Aok1M1LmWA/>

      *YOUR TURN*

      *Mental Health Advocates Claim Victory: Vt.'s H-404 Becomes Law*
      Mental health advocates claimed a significant victory last week when
      Vermont's Governor Jim Douglas signed into law H-404, 'An Any Willing
      Provider' bill.

      More in Your Turn <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/O7Aok1M1LmWx/>

      *Take Action! *

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      Curbing Heroin Use: How to Make a Difference in Your Community

      TIP 26C: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults


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      Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
      Chapter Coordinator
      NAMA Board


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