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TV star tells story of drug abuse to ‘full house’ at SSU

“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been with the least I’ve ever had. Life feels full again.” TV star Jodie Sweetin talked to a full house in the Satellite Student Union Thursday night to discuss her life in front of the ...

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Recovery is possible

By Myles Barker and Manuel Gutierrez/Special to The Collegian Part 3 of 3 Methamphetamine: there is help out there. You just need to ask.   Bud Searcy, director of the Academy Rehab Program for men at the Fresno Rescue Mission ...

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Addicts finding hope through education

By Myles Barker and Manuel Gutierrez/Special to The Collegian Part 2 of 3 Paula Gillespie’s ongoing challenges to stay clean from methamphetamine aren’t all that uncommon — rehabilitation is a lifelong process. There are a number of rehabilitation clinics in ...

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Just as prevalent and addictive as ever

Myles Barker and Manuel Gutierrez/Special to The Collegian Paula Gillespie, whose real name is being kept confidential to protect her privacy, 41, had everything going for her in her mid-20s. She had just graduated from Fresno City College, landed a ...

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One step closer to recovery

No one else could make this decision for him – Scott S. was the only one who had the power to take back control of his life. “I was the last person to know until I looked in the mirror ...

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‘In Our Own Voice’ addresses mental health, recovery

There is an illness that affects about 6 percent of all Americans, yet there are often no visible symptoms. It is not contagious, and there is still much we do not understand about it. These millions of Americans suffer from various forms of mental illness, a disability that is just as real and severe as physical ailments, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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