Sandy Durbala

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a safe haven for families in recovery

Posted by Sandy Durbala on Jan 6, 2019 7:06:00 PM

Prelude's Transitional Housing Program

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Topics: Addicton, Prelude, Recovery, Behavior Management, Transitional Living, Transitional Housing, Families in Recovery, Sober Living

An Investment with a big return

Posted by Sandy Durbala on Dec 13, 2018 2:35:48 PM

Prelude has kicked off a fundraising effort to renovate the Bernie Lorenz Recovery facility, our transitional home for women in recovery.  Funds raised will pay for the complete renovation of the kitchen and four bathrooms, improve the physical accessibility, security and safety for residents and staff, and repair structural issues on this aging home.

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Fighting opioids in iowa

Posted by Sandy Durbala on Oct 26, 2018 10:24:59 AM

The Iowa Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) is a two-year, state-wide initiative to expand and enhance opioid use disorder prevention and treatment services across Iowa.  The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) awarded Prelude grant funds through STR to perform a needs assessment of opioid use in Johnson, Washington, Iowa and Cedar counties in Eastern Iowa.  The assessment was facilitated by Prelude’s prevention staff and the results were shared with community members at an event hosted by Prelude. We also received funds to provide training on the use of Narcan and distributed 72 boxes of the medication to local law enforcement agencies and first responders. Narcan (naloxone) is designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose by binding to opioid receptors and blocking the effects of opioids.

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Topics: Opioid

National Recovery month 2018

Posted by Sandy Durbala on Oct 18, 2018 10:10:56 AM

Every September, National Recovery Month is celebrated around the country to bring awareness and understanding of substance use disorders and to celebrate individuals and families in recovery as well as the professionals who helped them along the way.

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Topics: Addicton, Recovery, recoverymonth

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From prevention to intensive residential care, Prelude offers a range of services to help you and your loved one lead a full, productive life.  Prelude Behavioral Services has been providing comprehensive services since 1969. We are committed to serving hard-to-reach and disenfranchised populations and to breaking down barriers that hinder access to behavioral health care for all Iowans.



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