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How Science is Decoding Addiction and its Impact on the Brain

Even before the Temperance Movement took hold in the early 20th century or the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous shortly thereafter, most people considered addiction to be a moral failing. The thinking assumed that a lack of character and willpower was the spiritual germ that led people to destroy their lives with alcohol, drugs, gambling and […]




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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Addiction

The environment a child grows up in is not the single determining factor for their overall health and wellbeing as an adult. For example, countless children of alcoholics leave home to become productive adults who never struggle with alcohol or drug abuse. In other words, the child of a banker robber won’t necessarily become a […]




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Project Semicolon Promotes Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness

Suicide, tragically, is all too common. Not only is it a sign that someone’s suffering was so intense they felt it necessary to end their life, but it leaves in its wake a trail of additional victims: friends, family, loved ones, and entire communities. Project Semicolon is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of suicide. […]




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