National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The St. Louis Heroin Epidemic: Who Is Addicted And Where Is It Coming From? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-heroin-epidemic-who-addicted-and-where-it-coming <p>St. Louis has a heroin problem. And the problem is growing, especially among suburban youth.</p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/actors-apparent-heroin-overdose-points-widespread-trend">As previously reported</a> by St. Louis Public Radio, the number of deaths in Missouri caused by heroin has doubled in recent years, with 90 percent of those deaths occurring in St. Louis.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:30:18 +0000 Camille Phillips 34137 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The St. Louis Heroin Epidemic: Who Is Addicted And Where Is It Coming From? NCADA St. Louis And Harris House Present Play Based On Lives Of Alcoholics Anonymous Founders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ncada-st-louis-and-harris-house-present-play-based-lives-alcoholics-anonymous-founders <p>Two St. Louis organizations dedicated to combating alcoholism have teamed up to bring a play about Alcoholics Anonymous to the city.</p><p>&quot;Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. and Dr. Bob&quot; is set in a 1948 meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous as the organization&#39;s two founders share their stories of recovery. The play will be performed on the campus of Logan University on Saturday, October 5, with proceeds benefiting NCADA St. Louis and Harris House.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:45:56 +0000 Camille Phillips 30396 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NCADA St. Louis And Harris House Present Play Based On Lives Of Alcoholics Anonymous Founders Greg Williams Wants To Sensationalize Recovery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/greg-williams-wants-sensationalize-recovery <p>When anonymity is one of the major tenets of the best known addiction recovery organization, it seems incongruous that Greg Williams, a person in long-term recovery from drug abuse, is urging others like him to publicly disclose their status.&nbsp; He believes that is the answer to counter the stigma that is still prevalent toward addiction and treatment for it.&nbsp; He is so certain that he is right that he has devoted months of his life to “The Anonymous People,” a film documenting the many “game changers” as he calls them, people who are willing to be open about their success with recov Tue, 07 May 2013 23:05:49 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 26178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Greg Williams Wants To Sensationalize Recovery