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You can read about Kansas City Community Center in the news or press releases. We'll also have a newsletter and events calendar coming soon.
Are you a member of the media looking for a story or an expert source on alcohol and drug addiction and treatment? Contact Marketing Specialist Kara Cowie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-813-2350 (cell).
May 30, 2012: Callie Grantham, a Kansas City Community Center program manager, was featured in a KCTV 5 new story May 30 on people using synthetic products like bath salts and Pump It Powder to get high. Click here for the story.
May 11, 2012: A Kansas City Community Center client and staff members were interviewed for a special feature on methamphetamine addiction by Fox 4. The special, "Meth in the Metro: A Sobering and Somber Look in the Mirror," aired on the evening news and raised much-needed awareness of meth use, as well as KCCC services. Click here to watch two segments of the series.
April 30, 2012: Tyler, a Kansas City Community Center client, was featured in a news story April 30 on KMBC Channel 9, "Group Takes Aim At Youth Drug Use: Recovering Teen Addict Shares Experience." Read an article and watch the interview here.
April 1, 2012: A KSMU news story, "A Mother of Four,
Addicted to Meth, Enters Missouri’s Drug Courts," interviews a woman helped by
the Greene County Drug Court program, which is operated by the Kansas City
Community Center. Read
the article here.
March 5, 2012: Gail Dean, a drug counselor at the Kansas City Community Center, was featured in a KCTV 5 news story: "Heroin overdose deaths in Missouri are rising." Click here for the news story from KCTV 5 reporter Dave Jordan.
What's Going On Around The Country
March 2012: NIDA creates easy-to-read website on drug abuse
A new, easy-to-read website on drug abuse designed for adults with a low reading literacy level (eighth grade or below) was launched recently by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The site, which provides plain language information on neuroscience, drug abuse prevention and treatment, is also a resource for adult literacy educators. It has a simple design with a large default text size, motion graphic videos and other features that make it easy to read and use. Check out the new website now.
Even the Insured Feel Strain of Health Costs
By REED ABELSON and MILT FREUDENHEIM
Published: May 4, 2008
For millions of people with employer health insurance, premiums and co-payments have increased quickly while coverage has become less extensive.
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