The Tara Treatment Center Blog

The Roots of Red Ribbon Week: Appreciating Law Enforcement Efforts

The Red Ribbon Symbolizes Sacrifice After his military service, Enrique Camarena became a police officer in his hometown and then a specialized illicit substance agent.  His family knew how passionately he cared, but worried that his determination may get him into trouble.  His mother tried to talk him out of it. “I’m only one person”,…

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Red Ribbon Week: Raising Awareness Across the Community

Red Ribbon Week 2018 Red Ribbon Week is a drug awareness and violence prevention campaign which takes place annually in the last week of October.   As the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, “Red Ribbon Week serves as a method and opportunity for communities and individuals to take a stand against drug…

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Substance Abuse Meets Domestic Abuse: Nicole Emerson’s ‘Turning Point’

Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and “Character” When she started as a case manager for Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, Nicole Emerson‘s favorite clients were the ones who successfully left their abuser and gained their own financial stability.  Nicole is quick to add that the clients’ definition of success isn’t always the same as her own.  She…

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Domestic Violence, Drugs, and Denial

Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’re reflecting on the ways that intimate-partner violence may be linked to substance abuse.  We contacted Caryn C Burton of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  She explains, “Substance abuse intertwines with intimate partner violence in two different ways. There is, overall, a…

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