NEWS ARCHIVE - June 2012

June’s Newsletter for Partnership for Successful Living
POSTED ON June 27th BY PartnershipTeam
June’s Newsletter for the Partnership for Successful Living MORE >
Keystone Hall’s Vice President to Speak about Prescription Drug Abuse
POSTED ON June 26th BY PartnershipTeam
Our Vice President of Keystone Hall , Annette Escalante, will be part of a panel discussion about prescription drug abuse in NH, to be held at Nashua High School South on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. As we have expressed in earlier blogs, prescription drug abuse is a fast-rising drug trend in our community and nationally. Keystone Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire has seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients who report that their drug of choice is an opiate, typically in the form of a prescription drug.  Keystone Hall is also seeing a huge surge in youth who are also abusing prescription drugs. Alexander Hamel, along-time employee of Keystone Hall, said that the non-profit substance use disorder center is “commonly seeing this addiction in young adults between the ages of 18 and 30. According to Hamel, “many turn to abusing drugs initially MORE >
Harbor Homes New Veterans FIRST Home Underway
POSTED ON June 19th BY PartnershipTeam
Last week Harbor Homes celebrated the first dig at Somerville Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. The groundbreaking held in Manchester, New Hampshire was highly anticipated because this is the first time that Harbor Homes is building housing in Manchester.  The new building once constructed will be three stories of 26 units. The veterans home will provide transitional and permanent housing for homeless vets and their families to reside for up to two years. Harbor Homes currently operates two facilities in Nashua, New Hampshire; Buckingham Place and Delianis House. Harbor Homes is now trying to reach it’s goal to end veteran’s homelessness in New Hampshire by reaching out to the community of Manchester and helping the homeless vets of that area. Harbor Homes’ Veterans FIRST program in Manchester is a $5million dollar project that is a unique combination of housing and supportive services offered by Harbor Homes MORE >
AIDS Service Organization in Nashua’s Free HIV-Testing Scheduled to End
POSTED ON June 11th BY PartnershipTeam
In recent news we have heard a lot about a new at-home HIV testing kit. The FDA was recently recommended to approve an over-the-counter screening test, made by OraSure Technologies. It is a very simple test, involving rubbing your gums with a pad and then placing the pad in a vial of fluid. In 20 minutes, you can find out your HIV status – in the privacy of your own home – similar to a home-pregnancy test. The Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, greater Nashua, NH’s only AIDS Service Organization,  believes that testing is a very important part to reducing the spread of this complex disease. The agency currently offers FREE and confidential HIV testing and counseling to high-risk community members, using tests made by OraSure – the same company who makes the at-home test kits being considered by the FDA. While the at home kits MORE >
Drug Use in Today’s Classroom
POSTED ON June 7th BY PartnershipTeam
Scientific American posted five of the best infographics depicting the current trends around drug use nationwide. Last week we blogged about the fourth infographic that depicted the medical uses of abused drugs. This week’s installment is about the drug use in today’s classroom. With the visualization of this infrographic, it is easy to see that drug trends in schools are on the rise- in a major way. Studies conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that nearly half of 12th grade students tried drugs in the past, with about one-quarter actively using. Take a look, and leave a comment about what you think we can do, both as a nation and locally, to address this serious issue. If you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem , Keystone Hall can help. For more information or to schedule a confidential and free MORE >
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