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How to Talk to Your Teenager About Drugs – A Parent Communication Strategy

By: Julia Bearden The prevalence of substance use among teenagers increases with grade level. Even if your teen is not using the chances are high that they will be exposed to some type of substance use during high school. One of the most common substances used by teenagers is alcohol. According to InnerAct Alliance of…
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Peace River Center’s Community Action Team Continues to Receive More Specialized Training

By: Julia Bearden Peace River Center’s Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team has made tremendous strides in the past year to increase specialized training of their therapist’s and staff in order to provide a wider range of treatment options for clients. Some of the training include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR),…
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Peace River Center and Genoa show off pharmacy at Wellness Clinic

Genoa operates approximately 340 pharmacies nationwide that are co-located at behavioral health and addiction treatment centers, said pharmacist Bhavesh Bhakta, the site manager. By Marilyn Meyer LAKELAND – Peace River Center and Genoa showed off a new pharmacy venture with a grand opening this week at the facility, located inside the mental health agency’s Wellness Clinic…
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Groundbreaking marks start for Peace River Center mental health project

By Marilyn Meyer The Ledger LAKELAND – A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for Peace River Center’s 20-bed crisis stabilization unit in Lakeland was an opportunity for local dignitaries to speak about the overwhelming need to provide assistance to people under duress who may harm themselves or others. Bill Gardham, chief executive officer of Peace River Center, said…
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Lowe’s Bartow Thank you Thank you Thank you…

Peace River Center has been so fortunate to have the recent community involvement in creating a child-friendly environment at the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in Bartow, Fla. Today the Community Relations Department had the opportunity to present Lowe’s with a plaque for choosing Peace River Center as the recipient of their Lowe’s Heroes Project. Outdoor Awnings, concrete…
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