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Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders Recovery is Possible
When it comes to mental illness and substance abuse disorders, prevention is key to reducing such conditions, and individuals who have embraced recovery have felt its benefits. The Affordable Care...more



Mindfulness Meditation Could Cut Smoking Addiction
In a study published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers discovered that a form of mindfulness meditation called Integrative Body-Mind...more

Cell and Animal Studies Could Enable Development of Effective Drugs for Addiction
The Scripps Research Institute's team of scientists has explored a combination of cell and animal studies that enable the development of effective drugs for addiction with fewer side effects. The...more

Young People with Impulsive Attitudes Prone to Drink Heavily
University of Liverpool researchers conducted a study that reveals impulsivity in young people can contribute to heavy drinking at an early age. The findings illustrate that marking...more

Southern Colorado Agencies Apply for Mental Health Grant
Several agencies in Southern Colorado are seeking for a mental health grant that will enable them to continue their efforts in expanding their emergency services. The grant will be funded by...more

Need for Substance Abuse Counseling Increases in Dickinson
The Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson increased its need for substance abuse counseling to cater to the area's growing population. The Center, to meet the needs of the residents in...more

Alcohol Justice to Release Report on State of Public Transit Alcohol Advertising
Alcohol Justice, a youth, adults, and community organizations that comprise the Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads on Public Property in Los Angeles, is releasing a report on the state of alcohol...more

Teen Energy Drink Use Associated with Substance Use
A study in the January/February Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, documents teens who consume energy drinks are more likely to use...more

NIMH Study Finds People with Serious Mental Illnesses Can Lose Weight
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study indicates that people suffering from serious mental illnesses can lose weight and maintain weight loss through a proper lifestyle...more






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Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return...



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