Pot-Proofing Kids

Pot-Proofing Kids

Kids and marijuana don’t mix, as Dr. David Sack noted in a Los Angeles Times commentary, yet relaxed marijuana laws are making youth access to the drug easier than ever. Calls to poison control centers are increasing, emergency room visits are up, and the young are increasingly viewing marijuana as no big deal. The reality

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Book Review: Troubled Minds – Mental Illness And The Church’s Mission

Book Review: Troubled Minds – Mental Illness And The Church’s Mission

In her book Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission, author Amy Simpson lets out a long-held-captive “elephant in the room.” …

What My Ex-Best Friend Taught Me About Alcoholism

What My Ex-Best Friend Taught Me About Alcoholism

By Sean P. Egen I went to my ex-best friend’s funeral a few weeks ago. I was the best man at his wedding; he was the best man at mine. During …

New Law Would Increase Access To Drug Treatment

New Law Would Increase Access To Drug Treatment

A new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate could help to provide better treatment for addicts. While still in its early stages, the bill called the …

Corruption, Violence And Drugs Drive Honduran Child Refugees

Corruption, Violence And Drugs Drive Honduran Child Refugees

The refugee children flooding into the U.S. from the Mexican border have become a major source of controversy and debate. Everyone has an opinion as …

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Addiction Treatment

Women Affected By Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Need Residential Care For Own Substance Abuse

Women Affected By Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Need Residential Care For Own Substance Abuse

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the collective name for a group of conditions stemming from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Potential consequences of these conditions include congenital (present at birth) …

Brief Interventions More Effective For Alcoholics Than Other Drug Users

Brief Interventions More Effective For Alcoholics Than Other Drug Users

Brief interventions are educational and motivational sessions designed to encourage substance users to examine their patterns of intake and reduce involvement in behavior that can cause them harm. There is a substantial …


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Gay Men And Eating Disorders: The Silent Epidemic

Gay Men And Eating Disorders: The Silent Epidemic

Eating disorders are devastating illnesses that affect millions of Americans. We tend to think of anorexics and bulimics as being teenagers or young adolescent women, and many are. However, it is now coming to light …

Rachael Lander And Addiction In The Orchestral World

Rachael Lander And Addiction In The Orchestral World

The world of refined classical music is not one in which addiction to drugs or alcohol is expected. We expect to see substance abuse raging in the lives of rock and rap stars, but the truth is that classical musicians …