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Industries Suffering From the Most Substance Abuse

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:15

Substance abuse can be harmful to personal mental and physical well-being. It also takes a heavy toll on the economy.

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Alcohol and Stroke Risk

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:04

Does drinking alcohol increase your risk of stroke? That's a good question without a simple answer. It all depends on the type of stroke - ischemic or hemorrhagic - and how much alcohol you consume each day over time.

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How Much Alcohol Is Really OK?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:41

All the good news/bad news studies about alcohol can leave you confused. But research suggests that you still need to keep moderation in mind when you raise a glass.

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Opiant Pharmaceuticals and Titan Pharmaceuticals Collaborate to...

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:29

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced a collaboration to explore development of a novel approach to the prevention of opioid relapse and overdose in individuals with opioid use disorder. The companies will conduct a feasibility assessment of a subcutaneous implant using Titan's proprietary ProNeuraa sustained release technology to administer an opioid antagonist.

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For five years, recovery housing at Bethsaida has helped women beat homelessness

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:24

Patrice Chapman at the Bethsaida Community, Inc. recovery house in Norwich Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

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SOS calls a lifeline for addiction recovery

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:46

Giving love, support and access to resources to those in the early stages of drug addiction recovery is what a group of volunteers and employees SOS Recovery Community Organization on a daily basis through its telephone recovery support service, or TRSS. The peer-support organization makes upwards of 200 calls each week to let those on the other end that someone is thinking about them and ask how they can help.

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St. Louis craft brewer sees niche with nonalcoholic offerings

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 08:40

Wellbeing Brewing Co., a newcomer to the St. Louis craft beer scene, is seeking to set itself apart from competitors by leaving out what some consider an essential component of beer: alcohol. Wellbeing is starting out this fall with two beers: Heavenly Body NA Golden Wheat and Hellraiser NA Dark Amber.

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'Dabbing' cannabis may release cancerous toxins

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 04:49

Researchers have analyzed the chemical composition of the vapors released by butane hash oil - a cannabis extract commonly used in "dabbing," or vaporizing - and found carcinogenic substances. The practice of " dabbing " has also gained popularity; users think that dabbing is safer and gets them a "cleaner high."

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The Journey: Spiritual waiting

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 23:03

I recently finished reading a memoir by actress Carrie Fisher. Most of you know her as Princess Leia from the movie "Star Wars." In her memoir she warmly and humorously talks about her addiction to alcohol and drugs, struggles with bipolar, growing up in Beverly Hills and being raised by celebrity parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

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TV legend Bobby Davro reveals drinking problem

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 19:13

The comedy star, 59, broke down in tears as he admitted for the first time that he is "dependent" on alcohol. In a brave move, he has vowed to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

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Hunger, Both Physical And Emotional, In 'The Comfort Food Diaries'

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:09

A few years ago, suddenly jobless and homeless, Emily Nunn set out on what she sardonically calls her "journey back from madness." It would culminate in her new memoir, The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart .

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Gaudenzia receives $2.5 million grant

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:45

A local drug and alcohol treatment house is celebrating their one-year anniversary with a large grant from the federal government. Gaudenzia House of Healing works with women and their children facing addiction issues.

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Owners Beware of "Double Agents"...

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:23

"The increase of opiate addiction has fueled a new sophisticated addict, the treatment for money addict. All the recent news about drug addiction show a surge in people struggling with substance abuse Source: .

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Nebraska court's ruling ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:14

Nebraska's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal involving four stores that wanted to resume beer sales in a small border village near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that has struggled with alcohol abuse problems. The court's ruling, in dismissing the appeal, effectively upholds an April decision by state regulators to refuse renewal of the stores' liquor licenses, citing inadequate law enforcement in Whiteclay.

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Demi Lovato Reveals When She Hit Rock Bottom

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:14

In recent years, Demi Lovato has been candid about her sobriety journey and mental health. Now the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer has opened up about the darkest hour that forced her to seek treatment for alcohol addiction and drug abuse six years ago.

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Rare 'Functional Amnesia' Gets 1st Comprehensive Study

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:41

And it's usually associated with causes such as a severe blow to the head, oxygen deprivation, drug or alcohol abuse, or degenerative brain disease. However, there is another rare type of memory loss, called psychogenic amnesia, that appears independent of a brain disorder or injury and is linked to psychological factors.

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Review: Spinning and Toiling, but Not Finding Coltrane's Sacred Love

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:23

It probably doesn't make sense to call a work of art perfect, but for "A Love Supreme," John Coltrane's four-part musical masterpiece recorded in 1964, the word sacred feels true and right. It's an offering, one that seems more invincible and raw with each hearing.

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Recovering alcoholic's unique court battle for liver transplant shelved after his health improves

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 01:19

An alcoholic Ontario man's unique attempt to have the courts make him eligible for a liver transplant has been put on hold for a surprising reason: Cary Gallant's improving health means he may not need a new organ after all. Gallant, a Sault Ste.

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Job in jeopardy, HHS chief promises to repay charter costs

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:06

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks at the Mirmont Treatment Center Friday Sept. 15, 2017, in Media, Pa.

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GCASA bids farewell to Dr. Magdi Credi

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:36

Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is sad to say goodbye to Dr. Magdi Credi. Dr. Credi began working as the Medical Director at GCASA almost seven years ago.

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