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For the last 15 years, the CASAColumbia’s Family Day program has helped parents across the nation recognize that simple acts of parental engagement can help prevent substance use in children and teens. This year, Family Day is being recognized on Monday, September 28th, and there are several ways to get involved.

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As rates of opioid addiction and overdose continue to climb, public officials are grappling with effective ways of responding to this public health problem. One strategy for preventing opioid overdose deaths is through the use of naloxone, a medication that blocks the effects of opioids.

Welcome to Five Minutes With, where we take a few moments to better get to know the CASAColumbia staff. Today we’d like to introduce Jackie Horan, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist and Project Director within the Adolescent and Family Research department.

CASAColumbia sat down with Greg Williams, Campaign Director of UNITE to Face Addiction, to discuss the organization’s work to reduce the human and social costs of addiction.

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