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 A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of our latest news and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Flagler Open Arms Recovery Services.

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On the Road with OARS in May

Aprils 20, 2021

Take a look at all the places you can find us this May!

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COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY ACT (CARA) 3.0

April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated America’s deadly drug epidemic. Due to despair, unemployment, and substance abuse, addiction is rising in America. Suspected overdoses rose 18 percent nationally during the first three months of the pandemic compared to prior months, according to the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program. The Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) became law on July 22, 2016. CARA’s evidence-based programs have received strong federal investment. Several key provisions of CARA 2.0 were enacted as part of the SUPPORT Act on October 24, 2018. In FY 2021, Congress funded CARA programs at $782 million. As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is bipartisan agreement that more resources are necessary to turn the tide on the addiction epidemic. CARA 3.0 builds on the original CARA and CARA 2.0 by increasing funding for prevention, education, treatment, and recovery. Coupled with policy changes to strengthen the federal government’s response to this crisis, CARA 3.0 authorizes $785 million in dedicated resources to evidence-based prevention, enforcement, treatment, criminal justice, and recovery programs. CARA 3.0 answers the urgent call for adequate and sustained resources that appropriately reflect the magnitude of the crisis.

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Flagler OARS Partners with Partnership to End Addiction

April 14, 2021

Community Partners Network (CPN) includes organizations across the United States, encouraging collaboration, communication, and sharing of resources among its members.

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December 1, 2020

Read our year-end report here and learn everything that your RCO has done to support recovery.

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Flagler OARS Makes a Splash with Beachside Festival

September 14, 2021

Flagler County, Florida (September 8, 2021) -- Flagler County’s Recovery Community Organization, Flagler Open Arms Recovery Services (OARS), will host its inaugural National Recovery Month Festival on Saturday, September 18, at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Flagler Beach from noon until 8:00 PM. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for EVERYONE: every person; every family; every community”. The festival event includes live bands, recovery speakers, food trucks, NARCAN distribution, area recovery partners and exhibitors … all coming together to celebrate recovery in Flagler County.

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From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Flagler Open Arms Recovery Services

June 9, 2019

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