When you die, your guardian angel appears next to your soul and escorts you to Heaven. Usually. If an Angel of Death is also required, they show up and do the job. Usually.
Rhodes was a... More > twenty-something part-time librarian. Jericho was a three-thousand-something full-time avenging angel. Classic boy meets girl.
But now Heaven is recruiting a new Grim Reaper in the battle of Good versus Evil. Rhodes has to learn the ropes before the Legions of Hell attack.
But his trainer is serving a penance for conduct unbecoming an angel. His would-be recruiter unwittingly drops a house on him. And a jealous angel is gunning for him in a lethal love triangle.
When you die you go to Heaven, instead of becoming a Grim Reaper, escorting souls to Heaven, falling in love, and battling demons. Usually.< Less
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded the multisite Young Adults in the Workplace (YIW) initiative to study the effectiveness of diverse approaches to workplace-based... More > prevention of substance abuse. Six teams adapted evidence-based programs to target young employees and then implemented the programs in retail, restaurant, health care, construction, skilled trade, and transportation industry workplaces. This book describes the programs, the adaptation and implementation processes, and the YIW cross-site evaluation.< Less
The abuse of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) is undeniably linked with economic and personal adversities for both individuals and society. It is estimated that the annual national cost of substance... More > abuse is more than $144 billion. This includes related health and mental health care, social welfare, victim's losses, unemployment and lost productivity, and criminal justice system costs. The immeasurable human suffering caused by chemical dependency is equally disturbing. Family dysfunction and violence, children affected by alcohol or other drugs before birth, homelessness and poverty, accidents, homicides, suicides, and crime are often rooted in the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.< Less
The mission of drug courts is to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related criminal activity. Drug courts promote recovery through a coordinated response to offenders dependent on alcohol... More > and other drugs. Realization of these goals requires a team approach, including cooperation and collaboration of the judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, probation authorities, other corrections personnel, law enforcement, pretrial services agencies, TASC programs, evaluators, an array of local service providers, and the greater community. State-level organizations representing AOD issues, law enforcement and criminal justice, vocational rehabilitation, education, and housing also have important roles to play. The combined energies of these individuals and organizations can assist and encourage defendants to accept help that could change their lives.< Less
The papers that are published here offer a compelling look at a number of ways in which rural and frontier America is addressing alcohol and other drug abuse and the problems that accompany the... More > abuse. Recognizing the efforts of AOD experts, caregivers, and communities in rural and frontier areas is one important goal of the Award for Excellence. Representatives of CSAT and NRIADA presented awards to the authors of the first, second, and third place papers at the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in June 1996. David M. Paschane accepted the first place award for "Drug Use, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and SexRelated Risk Behaviors in Alaska," which he wrote with Henry H. Cagle, Andrea M. Fenaughty, and Dennis G. Fisher. The second place award was presented to Boyd D. Sharp, Rodney (Roadrunner) Clarke, and Richard Pohl for their paper, "In Rural and Frontier America, It Takes a Whole Community to Rehabilitate a Substance Abusing Criminal.< Less