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Physicians Call for Drug Abuse to be Treated as Chronic Disease
With drug overdoses causing tens of thousands of deaths every year in the U.S., physicians are calling for the crisis to be treated like a medical eme...Read More...
 
 
Congratulations to Ricky Lancaster!
Ricky Lancaster is celebrating 30 years of service at The Bridge. Read More...
 
 
Celebrating Angela Winkles' 15 Years
Gadsden administrative staff met on Friday, March 3 to celebrate Angela Winkles' 15 years of service to the Bridge. Read More...
 
 
One in Four High School E-cigarette Users Have Tried “Dripping”
A study of high school students found that one in four teens reported using e-cigarettes for “dripping”...
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Kim Harden Promoted
Kim Harden is now Director of Performance Improvement at The Bridge.Read More...
 
 
Fifteen years of Service
Judy Perry and Mike Cherry are celebrating fifteen years of service to the Bridge this week. Read More...
 
 
Drinking Is Worse Than Weed, Isn't It?
How would you answer if your teen asked you about marijuana being safer than drinking? While some teens may argue that weed is safer than alcohol......Read More...
 
 
Brenda Hopkins celebrates 15 years
The administrative office staff surprised Brenda Hopkins on her 15th year with The Bridge.   Brenda plays an important role in our billing and reporti...Read More...
 
 
Mike Chambers Retires
At the end of December, Mike Chambers will retire after eleven years of service with The Bridge. Read More...
 
 
Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine
Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adu...Read More...
 
 
Dad, Mom, Did You Ever Try Drugs?
Here’s what you can say if your child asks if you smoked marijuana or tried other drugs when you were younger:Read More...
 
 
My Son Died of an Opioid Overdose—No One Else Should
A father tells of his work to fight the epidemic.Read More...
 
 
Kratom Will Become Schedule 1 Drug
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced that kratom, a plant-based drug with opioid-like effects, will become a Schedule I drug....Read More...
 
 
Trailblazer Award
Clinical Director Ashleigh Simon and Associate Executive Director Mark Spurlock accepted the Alabama Department of Mental Health's Trailblazer Award ...Read More...
 
 
An Even Deadlier Opioid, Carfentanil, Is Hitting The Streets
A powerful drug that's normally used to tranquilize elephants is being blamed for a record spike in drug overdoses in the Midwest....Read More...
 
 
Prescription Drugs Aren't As Bad As Street Drugs, Right?
Abuse of prescription medicines can be just as addictive and dangerous (even fatal) as the abuse of illegal street drugs.Read More...
 
 
Marijuana Is Legal Now, Right?
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but marijuana for medical purpose is now legal in 25 states, of which four (plus Washington, DC) have leg...Read More...
 
 
Why is Heroin So Addictive?
Heroin use impacts the brain more severely than other substances and can create brain changes that lead to addiction....Read More...
 
 
‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs,’ Tweaked for Today’s Parents
A graphic 30-year-old drug education campaign from Partnership for a Drug-Free America is being updated.Read More...
 
 
Brain Research Looks at Response to External Cues
Scientists are studying addiction at the cellular level to find better treatment....Read More...
 
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