New Bridge Foundation – One of Newsweek’s Top 10 Best Addiction Treatment Centers in California

Dear Colleagues,   New Bridge Foundation has been selected by Newsweek as one of the top 10 best addiction treatment centers in the state of California! We are very honored by this recognition and are delighted to share it with you.   Newsweek partnered with the global market research firm Statista, Inc. to select the…

Emergency; Later Suicide

On May 7, 2020, the National Institute of Health issued a press release highlighting the findings of a new data analysis, which they had funded, and which had been published in the American Jour-nal of Preventative Medicine. The striking discovery found that patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid overdose are 100 times…

Jump in Suspected Overdoses

The Washington Post has reported that suspected overdoses ,not all of them fatal, nationally jumped 18% in March 2020, 29% in April 2020, and 42% in May 2020. These numbers were collected from data gathered from ambulance teams, hospitals, and police. The theory is that the culprit behind the spikes is the Coronavirus pandemic. The…

National Military Appreciation Month

Every May, we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), a declaration that encourages United States citizens to observe the month of May by honoring the current and former members of the U.S Armed Forces, including those who died serving their country. Introduced in 1999 by Senator John McCain, both the Senate and House of Representatives…

No Criminal Charges Filed in Prince’s Death

On April 19, 2018 it was announced by Carver County attorney Mark Metz, that no criminal charges will be filed in Prince’s death. Prince died on April 21,2016, from an accidental fentanyl overdose after taking counterfeit Vicodin pills that were laced with fentanyl. During a press conference it was reported that there was no evidence…

The Surgeon General Advises the use of Naloxone.

On April 5, 2018 the US surgeon general issued a rare public health advisory recommending that more Americans carry the life-saving drug Naloxone. The last such advisory was issued in 2005 and focused on drinking during pregnancy. Naloxone, also known as Narcan ,can be administered to save the life of someone who is overdosing on…

National Alcohol Screening Day

First launched in 1999, by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an outreach, education, and screening program meant to raise awareness about the harmful consequences of problem drinking.  NASD can also connect individuals who are at risk with different treatment options. Held annually, on the first Thursday of April,…