Author archives: Dianne Villamin

17
Nov
2022

Dangers of Fentanyl to Young Kids

17.11.2022 Nick Recent News

In September, two 15-year-old Los Angeles girls overdosed on fentanyl.  A teenage girl at a Hollywood high school died,  and another was hospitalized after taking what police believe were counterfeit pills filled with fentanyl. The incident, which is being investigated as a homicide by Los Angeles police, comes as federal officials announced new national counts of overdose deaths, showing

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2
Nov
2022

Employee Onboarding Program Launch

2.11.2022 Nick Recent News

After 36 years of anticipation, on October 1ST,  Social Model Recovery Systems finally launched Social Model Recovery Systems University onboarding process, the agency’s very first onboarding program. The onboarding program is led by the newly appointed Director of Education and Training, Denise Hernandez. The two-week onboarding process consisted of welcoming our newest team members to

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27
Oct
2022

Celebrate Life. Live Drug-Free.

27.10.2022 Nick Recent News

In honor of Agent Camarena, Mid Valley Outpatient celebrated “Red Ribbon Week” by decorating their wall to spread awareness and education to our participants. In response to the killing of Agent Enrique Camarena in 1985, youth in communities and people who fight to eliminate the destruction caused by drug use began wearing “Red Ribbons” as

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21
Oct
2022

Halloween Warning: Parents Advised to Check Candies After Fentanyl Seized at LAX

21.10.2022 Nick Recent News

Weeks before Halloween, narcotics officials said they seized 12,000 suspected fentanyl pills hidden in bags of candies like “Skittles”, “SweeTARTS”, and “Whoppers” at the airport. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau Detectives and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents assigned to a task force at the Los Angeles International Airport seized approximately 12,000 suspected fentanyl pills.

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12
Oct
2022

$1.6 Billion to Address the Addiction and Overdose Crises

12.10.2022 Nick Recent News

The US Department of Health awards $1.6 Billion to address the addiction and overdose crises. On September 23, the Department of Health and Human Services through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is awarding $1.6 Billion in grants to combat addiction and overdose crises.

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11
Oct
2022

Run4Recovery 2022

11.10.2022 Nick Recent News

Social Model Recovery Systems staff and residents had the privilege of taking part in Run4Recovery, hosted by Aurora Charter Oak Hospital on October 1st. This event promotes healthy living and recovery from substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. It was great seeing the residents and their children join in the games! The morning was filled

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7
Oct
2022

Recovery Happens Annual Event

7.10.2022 Nick Recent News

September is National Recovery Month, which raises awareness and promotes understanding of mental health and substance use disorder. Recovery Month spreads a message of hope and that behavioral health is essential to overall health. Recovery Month celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery, in all its

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27
Sep
2022

The Best is Next

27.09.2022 Nick Recent News

Story of Darcy Mascarenas “Thanks to Social Model, I am about to embark on the greatest adventure.” My name is Darcy. I have struggled with mental health most of my life. I was in a rough spot in my life back in 2017. I was homeless with nothing in my name, not even a cellphone,

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11
Aug
2022

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

11.08.2022 Nick Recent News

The new 988 Mental Health Hotline is now live. Mental health crisis is one of most severe effects of Pandemic. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, second leading cause of death of people ages between 10 and 34 are “suicide”. To help address the mental health, the Congress passed the

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4
Aug
2022

The Butterfly Art Project

4.08.2022 Nick Recent News

Residents at Royal Palms participated in an art activity project. Art Therapy has been proven to be an emotional outlet to express oneself and eases the mind which is good for the soul. We have witnessed the artistic gift that many of our residents had put aside for many years blossom into art that is

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