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Removing Rock Bottom with Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of addiction is being a witness to a family member or friend’s painful struggle with drug and alcohol dependency. Very often the shame and guilt that those trapped in a cycle of addiction feel about letting down their loved ones fuels the self-destructive symptoms of their disease. Community […]




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A View Through the Cigarette Smoke: Americans and Tobacco Use

There’s no arguing that the cigarette smoking culture in the United States has shifted in recent years. Cigarettes are rarely popularized in films and on television as in the past. A vast majority of states have passed laws banning smoking in the workplace, as well as in communal spaces, and public awareness of the health […]




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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Among teenagers in the United States, the use of alcohol, prescription painkillers and cigarettes actually declined in 2014. This, however, is no time to get lazy as research suggests there’s a lack of perceived harm from youth where drugs like marijuana and e-cigarettes are concerned. So this year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) […]




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Avoid a DUI During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Tis the season for festive parties with coworkers and friends, as well as family get-togethers, to celebrate the holidays. A vast majority of these events will have alcohol on hand, which is why there are more DUI arrests between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of the year. In an effort to […]




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Emotional Accessories? Mood Altering Wearable Technologies

Mood affects just about every aspect of our daily lives. An individual’s mental outlook plays a role in how they deal with family, friends and work. Studies have also proven that positive emotions boost the immune system while negative ones suppress it. It should then come as no surprise that researchers, both medical and industrial, […]




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The High Stakes of Athletes and Alcoholism

Famous athletes who battled with alcoholism isn’t a new story. It’s widely known that Babe Ruth had a huge appetite for many things, including home runs and booze, but it didn’t seem to affect his home run count. Ironically, much of it came during prohibition, which might account for some of its secrecy. Years later, […]




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