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Ambrosia Treatment, NFL Hall of Famer launch ‘We Do Recover’ to remove addiction stigma

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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter is leading a new movement to end the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction, which is helping to save lives by through getting more people struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Ambrosia Treatment Center, a nationwide substance abuse facility with locations in Port St. Lucie, Singer Island, and West Palm Beach, has partnered with Carter, the Hall of Fame wide receiver, to launch the “We Do Recover” movement. “We Do Recover” aims to help the…

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Marco Rubio says federal government needs to provide more treatment funds for uninsured heroin addicts

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Sitting with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Florida’s Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio pledged Monday to do whatever he can to help combat the growing heroin crisis, saying that federal funds for treatment of uninsured addicts are critical. Jacobs has made Orange County’s heroin crisis a top priority for her efforts, and recently oversaw a task force looking for answers to a dramatic increase in heroin usage and deaths in Central Florida. And Rubio arrived Monday to assure her that…

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Bucs roll the dice with troubled defensive end Noah Spence

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The Tampa Bay Bucs were happy with their No. 2 draft pick. No, they were not in ecstasy. The Bucs drafted Eastern Kentucky’s troubled defensive end Noah Spence in the second round, a clear choice of talent over risk. No one doubts the ability of Spence, who had 13 ½ sacks. But Spence had twice been suspended for ecstasy while he was at Ohio State. Still, he has been mailing his last 20 weekly drug tests to NFL teams to…

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