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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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 …

“A Million Steps” To Addiction Recovery

“A Million Steps” To Addiction Recovery

By Edie Weinstein, MSW @EdieWeinstein1 What fortitude, determination, preparation and intention would it take to leave the comfort, security, …

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Addiction Treatment

Personal Goal Of Abstinence Has Best Outcome In Alcohol Treatment

Personal Goal Of Abstinence Has Best Outcome In Alcohol Treatment

As a rule, treatment programs for alcohol abuse/addiction have one of two main goals: establishing drinking abstinence or reducing the harm caused by a client’s/patient’s ongoing alcohol intake. However, …

Finding Free Addiction Resources

Finding Free Addiction Resources

Battling addiction is a challenge and it requires being as knowledgeable as possible. To be successful at getting and staying sober, you need to know about the disease of addiction. You need to have all the important …


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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 …