Posts Posts by: "Ethan Painter"

National Drug Take Back Day Written by Leah Karas October 22, 2016: 12th National Drug Take Back Day Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the numbers of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from…(Read More)

Annual Meeting Recap Written by Emily Rose Finkle The Genesee County Prevention Coalition (GCPC) kicked off the new fiscal year with a very successful inaugural annual meeting on October 4, 2016.  The meeting was held in the Ramsdell Room at the Flint Farmer’s Market and featured dinner and decorations from various vendors at the…(Read More)

Reintroduction of the Coalition Written by Rebecca Jadwin The Genesee County Prevention Coalition (GCPC) began as the Genesee Alcohol & Addiction Prevention (GAAP) Coalition in collaboration with the Genesee Health System (GHS). In the past year the coalition has rebranded to become the Genesee County Prevention Coalition which maintains a relationship with the GHS but…(Read More)

To promote recovery and treatment of people with serious mental illnesses, the health care community must foster innovation in treatment and resources. We are making great strides with interventions such as Coordinated Specialty Care for early intervention in psychosis. Medications are a critical part of treatment and recovery for many persons, especially those with Serious…(Read More)

Excessive alcohol use negatively impacts our society in a myriad of ways. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism causes major damage at the individual, family and community levels. Nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually and alcohol misuse costs the U.S. an estimated $259 billion…(Read More)