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Strong State Alcohol Policy is a Protective Factor against Binge Drinking
In a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a novel composite measure that comprises of 29 alcohol policies reveals that a strong alcohol policy...more



The Link Between Depression and Poor Parenting
Researchers at the University of Exeter found that depression is likely to cause difficulties with parenting. The new article, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, suggests that...more

Obamacare Should Help More People with Mental Health Care Issues
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 32 million people will receive mental health or substance use disorder benefits, or both, under the Affordable Care...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

Underage Youth Who Use False ID to Obtain Alcohol at Risk for AUDs
In a soon-to-be published issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, underage youth who use false identification (ID) in order to obtain alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk...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

Schuylkill County Chosen for Expanded State Block Grant Program
Schuylkill County was among the 10 counties chosen to participate in the expanded state block grant program for human services. The expanded block grant program will enable county officials to...more

L.A. County Board To OK Mental Health Treatment Law That Aims To Reduce Incarceration, Homelessness
The Los Angeles County will be voting on a discretionary state law that enables court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses. Laura's Law, which was passed in 2002...more

New Study Says Addiction Can\
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance. Krishna Patel at Institute of...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






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Social Enterprise in the Baltic States


Social Enterprise in the Baltic States

The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) have seen a positive economic growth in the last four years. Social enterprise startups are rising, thriving and increasing. Social entrepreneurs like Sabine Sile of Latvia’s first charity shop Otra Elpa, Riinu Lepa of Tagurpidi Lavka and  Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Zane Bojare of  Lude, and Paavo Ala of Meditech Estonia have invested their time, money and resources to create social impact in their localities.




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