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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



NY Nonprofit Aims to End Homelessness and Addiction
Project Renewal launched a culinary training program that trains people for food service jobs in hopes of ending cycles of homelessness, addiction and jail time. With its Nonprofit Comfort Food...more

Startling Distinction in Brain Activity among Alcohol-Dependent Women
A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not...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

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

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

Abused Children Prone to Smoking More as Teens and Adults
According to a paper found online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers have learned people are apt to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but tend to smoke more...more

NC DHHS Announces Details of Statewide Telepsychiatry Plan
North Carolina's Department of Health and and Human Services announces the details of a statewide telepsychiatry plan. The plan, which will commence operations in January 2014, will further the...more

Young Marijuana-Consumers More Aware of Health Risks than Abstainers
In a study entitled "Health literacy and substance use in young Swiss men" published in the International Journal of Public Health, findings show that young consumers of cannabis (or marijuana) are...more






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Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.




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