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Join one of our new Event Committees!   ASAP Coalition members recently voted to establish a new committee structure for events and fundraisers that ASAP participates in every year. We previously had one committee outside the coalition at-large – the Sustainability...

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Recent Happenings at ASAP
Recent Happenings at ASAP

ASAP Volunteer John Kelsey and Staffer Jennifer Burnette with Kim Lay and K9 Al at Drug Awareness Day   A lot of fantastic volunteers have given their time to support ASAP events the past couple of months. Since our last newsletter, ASAP has participated in DEA Drug...

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FROM THE DIRECTOR: FDA APPROVES EPIDOLEX®

    FDA APPROVES EPIDOLEX®, A PURIFIED FORM OF CBD: HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CBD PRODUCTS?     The last week of June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidolex®, a cannabidiol (CBD) oral solution to treat seizures associated with epilepsy,...

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Substance Misuse Bytes
Substance Misuse Bytes

You may have noticed the increasing trend of vape pens and e-cigarettes coming on the market. With increased marketing and availability, often comes increased use, especially among adolescents. Many of you may be thinking, “But, aren’t vape pens just water? Should we...

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What You Need to Know

  Restorative Yoga as an Alternative for Pain Management     In the U.S., we are often familiar with yoga for stretching, strength building and balance. All yoga has good qualities, but why consider restorative yoga? Because many of us are exhausted. Our battles and...

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New Advocacy Page!
New Advocacy Page!

Take a few moments and check out our new Advocacy page under Resources. We've provided the most recent substance misuse White Papers as well as a video presentation provided by our very own Stephanie Strutner. In this presentation, Stephanie talks about the...

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From The Director
From The Director

  VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT COMMUNITY RESOURCE   Activist, scholar, and professor Marjorie Moore once said "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of...

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Recent Happenings
Recent Happenings

  It's been a busy start to 2018 for ASAP of Anderson. In late January, Main Street Baptist Church in Clinton hosted a Faith Forum night to educate their congregation and others about the role of the faith community in preventing substance misuse and supporting...

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Substance Data Bytes

    Tobacco use in Anderson County has decreased in years past, going from 16.2% of 6th through 12th graders having used in the past 30 days in 2012, down to 13.8% in 2014 and reached an all-time low in 2016 at 7.4%.  Knowing that reducing access is one of the most...

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Ally Account: Youth Day on the Hill

  After attending Day on the Hill for the first time last year, I have realized the vitality and significance of being part of a larger purpose. Even though most teens are concerned with things that affect them personally, I think it is important for the youth to...

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What You Need To Know

  Wellness Program at First Baptist Church of Clinton       The Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Clinton provides many opportunities for wellness activities and fellowship. Among the many ministries offered by the church, First Baptist provides fitness...

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ASAP Updates

  As is custom, ASAP coalition members have already started spending some time with legislators. In early February, ASAP staff traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the CADCA Forum conference. Throughout the week, ASAP connected with other coalitions from our state as...

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Recovery at Powell Offers Healing, Support

Recovery at Powell, a ministry of Powell Church, focuses on healing, restoration, and transformation for all of us.  We all encounter challenges within our lives through our addiction, our loved one’s addiction, divorce, loss of health, loss of employment, broken...

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NARCAN Training for Agency Staff

Agencies trained by ASAP to administer NARCAN may access training for their staff by following this Dropbox link: (The black slide is normally where the video plays. A link to the video is posted below.)   Naloxone Training Dropbox Link   The training video may be...

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