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Angel Shot – A Drink Order That Helps Keep Women Safe

Bars in the U.S. are following a trend started in the UK; posting signs in women’s restrooms about how to alert staff if they don’t feel safe with their date. Sexual Violence and Abuse Strategy Coordinator for Lincolnshire County Council, Hayley Child, launched the “Ask for Angela” campaign last year. Stateside, the campaign has a […]




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Is There a Difference Between 12 Step and Non 12 Step Programs?

Though the scientific and medical communities came to the same consensus approximately 40 years ago, it bears repeating; addiction is a chronic, sometimes fatal disease that alters the chemistry of the brain. It causes compulsive, drug seeking behavior despite negative consequences or an individual’s intense desire to stop abusing a given substance. Yet, unlike other […]




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TMS Therapy for Depression Might Also Treat Addiction Too

It is a mammoth understatement to say life is hard, even if it’s true. No one skips through it without some type of challenge, be it financial, physical, professional, personal, medical, mental or any combination thereof. So it might not be surprising to learn that major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in […]




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5 Motivational Principles of Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Adjusting the way we think and act is one of the most difficult aspects of recovery, whether it’s from past trauma, depression, substance abuse or any number of life’s challenges. Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a therapeutic approach that helps individuals overcome uncertainty or ambivalence related to a change in their self-destructive behavior. Developed by […]




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