Letter From the Editor: Thank You

Thank you for being part of the Join Together community as we celebrate our first anniversary.

I am extraordinarily grateful to be part of this experience. I was a longtime subscriber of the Boston University School of Public Health’s Join Together news service before our collaboration to make it part of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids in 2011, and always admired their editorial content and advocacy efforts. We strive to uphold this legacy.

Over the past year, we have worked tirelessly to provide you with the top daily drug, alcohol and tobacco addiction prevention and treatment news that affects you and your community, including exclusive expert commentaries and high-quality feature articles. In case you missed any of our top news stories, I invite you to read some here:

A Place at the Table: Master’s Degree Not Necessary

Medical Group Calls Addiction Brain Disorder, Not Behavior Problem

Dual Diagnosis: The Status of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in The U.S.

Opioid Addiction Treatment and the Criminal Justice System

Does Anonymity Fit Into Recovery in the Social Media Era?

Combining Energy Drinks with Alcohol More Dangerous Than Drinking Alcohol Alone

Nike Pulls “Dope” and “Get High” T-Shirts From Boston Window Display

While it’s a privilege to provide you with this free resource, we need your help. Knowledge is power and we want to educate individuals nationwide with our vital information. Please invite your friends, family, teachers, coaches, clergy members and anyone or group you think would benefit to sign up for our Join Together Daily or Weekly eNewsletter at drugfree.org/enewsletters.

Help us enhance and expand Join Together services and reinstate the Treatment Research Bulletin and Continuing Education Program by choosing to make a gift of $15, $20, $30 or more.

Please make your tax-deductible contribution here.

I hope you will consider getting involved today, and stay with us and thousands more to celebrate Join Together’s second anniversary in 2013.

Thank you,

Candice Besson, Join Together Managing Editor

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    Juan Talamoni

    April 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Congratulations and thanks to you for yours valuable contribution to knowledge about addictions!!!

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    April 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    I come to this website quite a bit. Your articles help keep me up-to-date on what is going on in substance abuse. I want to extend my appreciation to everyone at Join Together in the magnificent job they do. Here’s to many more years of success!

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    April 10, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Thank you – this has been a great source of reliable information as we continue to learn about our son’s addictions. It helps keep me aware of what is going and what is happening in the future with this disease.

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    April 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Congrats. You are a valuable resource, especially in providing a “forum” (in the “Leave a comment” feature) that allows (some of) us advance the addictions treatment field by challenging archaic and limited viewpoints so prevelant in this business.

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