President Trump to declare opioid crisis a national emergency

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration plans to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, a designation that would offer states and federal agencies more resources and power to combat the epidemic.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency. It's a national emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "We're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.

"We are going to draw it up, and we are going to make it a national emergency. It is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

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Little Rock 1 of 10 with sobriety court; with 6 participants, program aids hard-core DWI offenders

By Brandon Mulder

Courtesy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Judge Gruber's sobriety court, a yearlong intensive treatment program for certain people charged with driving while intoxicated who opt into the program in lieu of jail time, heavy fines and community service hours.

Following a nationwide trend, Gruber's program is the first of its kind in Little Rock and one of 10 in the state, according to data from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The programs target what the National Center for DWI Courts calls "hardcore DWI offenders."

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Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcoholism and Addiction

On November 17, the US Surgeon General issued a historic report on alcohol, drugs and health.  The comprehensive publication explains, in easy to read language, the effects on the brain of alcohol and drugs and how misuse can become a disorder. It outlines evidence showing that prevention, treatment, and recovery policies and programs really do work.  Likewise, multiple resources must come together inside a community to curb the rising pandemic.  Among them, 12-step programs and recovery group meetings work to treat youth, adults and families who have been impacted. To read the report in full, download a copy.   

21st Annual Golf Classic a Big Success!

Due to everyone's generous support, service and love, the 21st Annual Golf Classic and the first ever Howling at the Wolfe was a tremendous success! Both events on September 30, 2016 raised almost $36,000 for the Wolfe Street Foundation.

Thank you to our the Board of Directors for their support and the event committee for working so hard to bring all of this together. To the donors ad sponsors of both events, we could not be any more grateful of your support. Volunteers, you are the backbone of these events. Everything that you do behind the scenes made this a successful venture. 

And to our golfers and party attendees....thank you for being a part of this wonderful day!

Again, we are grateful and humbled by everyone's continued support of Wolfe Street Foundation.

'Voices of Love' Memorial Service to be held in honor of beloved Maggie Chafin Langley

Wolfe Street Center will host a Memorial Service for Maggie Chafin Langley on Sunday, August 14th from 2 - 4 pm.  Please join us for a heartfelt celebration of our wonderful Maggie. Close family and friends released today this tribute in her memory:

We are writing with sadness at the passing, and with gratitude for the life of Maggie Chafin Langley.  Maggie died on August 3rd with over 25 years of sobriety at age 65, surrounded by family and beloved friends after a protracted fight with kidney failure.  Maggie was a long-time member of the 120 1/2 group at Wolfe Street and worked on the front lines of recovery for many years.  She helped hundreds of people find a new life and tried to help hundreds more.  Maggie worked at Serenity Park, the Kelley Foundation, the Mid-Arc "slobbering center" (as she called it!) and other treatment facilities.  She shared amazingly generously of her clarity, humor, wisdom and hope.  She is survived by her devoted sister Barbara Chafin Kutko, and brother-in-law John Kutko of Clarksville, Arkansas, her husband Ron Langley of Australia, numbers nieces, nephews and their children, and streams of friends from a life richly lived, deeply felt and often enjoyed.  She will be sorely missed.  

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