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Patch Blog: Something Worth Celebrating 

Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Sheryl Sprague, Rushford Prevention Manager, blogs for Patch.com.

Trends in Teen Drinking Discussed 

Monday, November 21, 2011
Article posted on November 21, 2011 about recent event sponsored by Rushford, Glastonbury Drug & Alcohol Council, and the Town of Glastonbury. The presentation featured information on modern teen trends surrounding drugs and alcohol.

Study shows residential treatment programs improve outcomes for teens 

Monday, November 14, 2011
National Study Shows Teens Improve at Private Residential Treatment Programs and Schools

Rushford Gets Grants to Teach Mental Health First Aid 

Friday, November 11, 2011
When a person gets hurt or sick in a public setting, chances are someone with CPR or first aid training will step out of the crowd to help. But very few people are trained to assist in a mental health crisis. Thatís where Mental Health First Aid comes in. Thanks to two recent grants, Rushford will be expanding the Mental Health First Aid training program it piloted last year by offering trainings in the Meriden/Wallingford community.

Despite Power Outages, Rushford Programs Are Up and Running 

Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 31st - All Rushford programs are up and running today; however, some programs have been relocated due to power outages. Please see information below for updates on Rushford programs.

Rushford Offers New Groups for Teens in Middlesex County 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Patch Blog: First Aid training for Mental Health 

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sheryl Sprague, Rushford Prevention Manager, blogs for Patch.com

Connecticut has one of nation's highest rates of teen drinking  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Connecticut ranks second among the 50 states for binge drinking and fourth for alcohol use among teens age 12 to 17. About 13 percent of teens in the state binge drink and nearly 19 percent participate in underage drinking in a single month, according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Relatable Design for Teens in Treatment 

Monday, October 10, 2011
Rushford at Stonegate, an innovative new program for adolescent males struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health and academic disorders, was recently featured in Addiction Professional magazine.

Teen Drinking Culture Exposed 

Monday, October 10, 2011
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University reported in June that 72.5 percent of high school students have consumed alcohol, and cited adolescent substance abuse as America's "No. 1 public health problem." Connecticut ranks second among the 50 states for binge drinking and fourth for alcohol use among teens age 12 to 17. About 13 percent of teens in the state binge drink and nearly 19 percent participate in underage drinking in a single month, according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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