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Rushford Awarded Mental Health First Aid USA Challenge Grant from National Council 

Friday, September 16, 2011
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) announced today it is awarding community dissemination grants to 18 organizations to support Mental Health First Aid programs nationwide.

Better Connecticut: Rushford at Stonegate 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Better Connecticut interviews Rushford Cheif Medical Officer Dr. Allen and Rushford Vice President of Child & Adolescent Services Frank Bartolomeo, Ph.D.

Local Volunteers Unite for a Day of Caring 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
September 13th was United Way of Meriden/Wallingford's Day of Caring, where employees from local businesses volunteer to help local non-profit organizations. This article discusses how Rushford benefits from this year's Day of Caring.

Patch Blog: Rushford's Back to School Checklist for Parents 

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Sheryl Sprague, Rushford Prevention Manager, blogs for

UNITED WAY: Governor's Nonprofit Liaison to Visit Middletown 

Monday, August 15, 2011
Several Middlesex County nonprofits, including Rushford will have the opportunity to share their work and goals with Deb Heinrich, nonprofit liaison to the governor, on Thusrday, Sept. 18. Heinrich is visiting communities to meet with nonprofits throughout the state as she seeks to learn more about what they do and the challenges they face.

Who Falls to Addiction, and Who Is Unscathed? 

Monday, August 01, 2011
We often wonder why certain people who experiment with drugs and alcohol fall victim to the struggles of addiction, whereas others are able to experiment without developing an addiction. Dr. Richard A. Friedman discusses how genes, environment, and psychology are all contributing factors to addictive disorders.

Budget Cuts Eliminating Beds for Substance Abuse Treatment 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Rushford CEO Jeff Walter weighs in on the consequences of eliminating substance abuse treatment beds due to budget cuts.

Liberty Bank Foundation Donates $2,000 to Rushford 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to Rushford Center to support the Meriden Students against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter.

Tomorrow's Outcome 

Monday, July 18, 2011
Rushford Clinician George Jones is a featured blogger on Here is his first blog post regarding summertime and the drinking culture that surrounds it.

Adolescence 'critical period' for initiation of substance use, study says 

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Nine out of 10 Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction1 started smoking, drinking, or using other drugs before age 18, according to a national study released by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

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