Health Notes, June 26, 2020

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Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education

Narconon suggests that an addict should attend a program longer than the traditional rehab stay.

An addict’s body takes way more than 28 days to physically heal from the damage the drugs and alcohol have done to their body.

Making the shorter but “more convenient” rehab stays not very effective. An addict should take the time to physically get better then dig into the different things they need to deal with emotionally. They will then have the best chance at remaining clean and sober for good.

For more information on treatment, visit

For a no cost screening or referral, call (877) 841-5509.

Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions

Living Healthy with Chronic Conditions, a free live telephone class, will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays until July 27.

The class will help participants maintain or improve quality of life, set goals, and problem solve. Free book and CDs included.

Pre-registration required by calling Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189.

Quit tobacco classes

There are many free virtual group quit tobacco classes offered in June.

Connect using a computer, tablet, cell phone or landline. Free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges included.

Pre-registration required by calling Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 or (877) 784-8486.

Virtual healthy eating every day classes

A free virtual healthy eating class will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, until Aug. 26.

Participants will learn how to select the right balance of foods for optimal health, develop and maintain healthy eating habits, use lifestyle management skills to cope with triggers for unhealthy eating, and set realistic goals and rewards.

Connect with video using a computer or mobile phone.

Pre-registration required by calling Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189.

Health programs for seniors

Evidence-Based Online Live Health Education Programs for seniors age 60 and older are provided by Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center in Partnership with ElderSource and the Department of Elder Affairs.

Active living every day class will meet at 2 p.m. each Monday until July 20. Learn the skills needed to become and stay physically active.

Pre-registration is required by calling Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189.

SMA Healthcare offering free webinars for youth

SMA is now offering youth programs virtually.

Interactive sessions cover topics such as physical activity, healthy eating, ways to deal with stress and peer pressure, and how drug use can interfere with living a healthy lifestyle.

Teen Talk is at 1 p.m. Tuesdays for grades 6-8 and Thursdays for grades 9-12 at on LifeSize.

For more information, email

Alzheimer’s Association offers dial-in support

The Alzheimer’s Association is introducing a new way for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones to gain support.

The association's Helpline offers around-the-clock support. To contact a dial-in support group or for more information, call (800) 272-3900.

AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings in all of Volusia County.

For more information, visit or call the hotline at (386) 756-2930.


Al-Anon, family groups for families and friends of alcoholics, offer numerous daily meetings in Volusia County.

For more information, call (904) 315-0233, (888) 425-2666 or visit

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous helps with eating problems in Volusia County with a 12-step recovery program.

For more information or to find a program, visit or call (505) 891-2664.

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