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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



Use of Medications to Treat ADHD in Children and Adolescents Increases
According to a study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, there's a five-fold increase in...more

Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth
Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited. Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's...more

New Study Exposes Alcohol Consumption is a Continuing Public Health Disaster
A new study finds that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a 'necessary' cause of death and, which resulted in liver disease, the main culprit of these deaths. The study also finds that the risk...more

Football Tournament Tackles Homelessness and Addiction Recovery
The 'Homelessness to Recovery' football tournament is intended to help people recovering from addiction and homelessness. The tournament brought teams from across the North East area and even a...more

Youth Using E-cigarettes More Prone to Smoke More
Researchers from the UC San Francisco found that youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to try quitting, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less. The...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

Too Much TV Watching in Childhood Results to Long-Term Antisocial Behavior
According to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, Children and teens who watch a lot of television are prone to demonstrate antisocial and criminal behavior when grown up. The study is...more

How Do Homeless in Tennessee Get Help for Mental Illness
Michael Rabkin, Director of Media Relations at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, answers how the homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee. WGNS Radio...more

A Better Understanding of Human Addiction and Substance Abuse
In a study published online in Psychopharmacology, Rutgers University researchers found that the initial positive feelings of intoxication quickly fade and replaced by negative emotional responses...more






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Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector

Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector
Hong Kong’s social enterprise sector seems to thrive, and the government declares its support for...



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