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Legalized Marijuana Might Go Up in Smoke From Pesticides and Politics

Before the ink on new marijuana laws has even dried, there are looming signs of trouble. To coin a phrase, where there’s smoke, there might be a federal raid underway. In 2016, California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts joined a handful of other states by legalizing the use, cultivation and sale of not just medicinal marijuana, […]




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What’s the Difference Between CBT and DBT?

Advances in medicine and healthcare, even in the last 50 years, are far too numerous to name. People live longer, healthier lives than at any time in modern history. Treatment for mental health disorders, as well as substance abuse and addiction, have also benefitted from these advances. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy are […]




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Self Care – Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

“In the unlikely event of an emergency,” flight attendants tell us at the start of every flight, “oxygen masks will appear in front of you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth and breathe normally. If you’re traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first and then assist the […]




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Department of Transportation to Update Drug Testing Requirements

The crisis of prescription painkiller and heroin addiction has not let up. While other news dominates the headlines, whole communities continue to suffer devastating losses due to fatal opioid overdoses. Opioid dependency is so pervasive, the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) proposes four common prescription painkillers be added to the drug testing panel. This is […]




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Do You Have an Exit Plan for After Treatment?

Receiving treatment for medical issues is only the first step of a complete recovery plan. Whether the issue is cancer, a heart attack, mental health, or substance abuse, initial treatment is intended to halt the symptoms so recovery can begin. All recovery requires an exit plan, sometimes called discharge planning, and should begin as early […]




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Kaizen Strives for Continuous Improvement and a Change for the Better

The word “Kaizen” originated in Japan and has a history in lean management circles as a process for improvement within a company or organization but it can also be used as a model for individuals to make positive improvements in daily life. The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, simply translated as “change for the better,” is […]




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