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Expanded Screening Needed for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Official Says

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Staff reports Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a “significant public health problem,” a new National Institutes of Health study confirms. Strategies are needed to expand screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment, said George F. Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. People with FASD may experience growth deficiencies, facial abnormalities and organ damage, […]

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Former MLB Player Will Share Story of Overcoming Addiction

Former Major League Baseball player Barry Lyons will visit Corinth this week to share his testimony about overcoming addiction with the help of Jesus Christ. Lyons of Ocean Springs will also speak at East Booneville Baptist Church on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited to hear Lyons speak on Thursday at Living Free […]

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New Drug Treatment Program in Corinth Offers Clients ‘Another Option’

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new drug and alcohol treatment program in Corinth will soon enter its second year. The Region IV Intensive Outpatient Program on Cass Street offers clients a middle ground between residential treatment and regular outpatient services. “I feel like it’s given people another option for treatment,” said Phillip […]

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Alcorn County Has ‘Huge’ Drug, Alcohol Addiction Problem, New Program Aims to Help

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Editor’s Note: This is the fourth part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Corinth and Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Drug and alcohol addiction is an “astronomical” problem in Alcorn County, and a new program aims to help those who are struggling, an official […]

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