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Why we need to focus on Prevention, and how you can help

Meridian HealthCare offers a full range of addiction treatment services. But as Meridian CEO Larry Moliterno says, they are also taking the lead in our community in Prevention efforts, to stop addiction before it starts. There are steps families can also take to help in this effort. …

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The Face of Addiction…and the Faces of Recovery

by Larry Moliterno When I ask people what they think the “Face of Addiction” looks like, I typically get the same answers. They tend to think of a down-and-out man or woman living under a bridge, or walking the streets aimlessly looking for their next fix. They may think of …

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Protecting Our Children from Addiction – Part 3

by Larry Moliterno The last few months we’ve been discussing why, as a community, we don’t protect our children from addiction like we protect them from car accidents, sunburn, and other diseases/safety hazards. But how do we start to do this? We first have to remember that this is not …

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Protecting Our Children from Addiction – Part 2

by Larry Moliterno We know that we’re struggling with addiction in our community at epidemic levels. But is it possible to prevent addiction before it happens? Last month, I discussed all the safety precautions we routinely put in place to keep our children safe; yet we seem to lack in …

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Protecting Our Children from Addiction – Part 1

by Larry Moliterno In your life, certain moments stick with you. Not too long ago I attended a funeral of a young man in his 30s who had died from a heroin overdose. I watched his mother standing next to the casket, as she looked at him in disbelief. I …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #9 – “A Strategic Plan”

Think of your strategic plan as like a GPS system for your life. Set your destination, and then carefully plot the course of how you’ll get there. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #8 – “Protecting Our Kids”

We work hard to protect our kids from injury (seat belts, etc.). How can we protect them from the dangers of drug and alcohol addiction? In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #7 – “Others’ perspective”

Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, far from being just a cliché, is actually one of the surest ways to build trust between yourself and others. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #6 – “Chasing Perfection”

Perfection is something that can never actually be attained. But by striving for it, we can achieve excellence. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that you react to every day. With …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #5 – “Emotions”

Taking the time to understand our emotions and what’s really behind them can make a tremendous difference in how we interact with and relate to others. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and …

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