Archive for January 2016

Lena Dunham Shuts Down Mental Illness Stereotypes In New Photos

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] “Research shows mental illness stigma can stand in the way of someone seeking treatment. It’s alarming, considering nearly one in four people globally will be affected by a mental health issue at some point in their lives.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lena-dunham-mental-illness-instagram_us_56a259b7e4b0d8cc1099cf59?utm_hp_ref=mental-health [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Proposed guidelines for physicians prescribing opioids raise concerns

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160121/BLOGEXTRA/160119751/proposed-guidelines-for-physicians-prescribing-opioids-raise-concerns [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Police bust alleged major heroin dealer

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Ramon Luis Torres and Marquez-Rivera were both charged with selling drugs and possession with the intent to deliver. Hopefully these two individuals (as well as the ones who purchased drugs from them) begin to follow a better path. http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2016/01/14/police-bust-alleged-major-heroin-dealer/78782906/ [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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This mother drank while pregnant. Here’s what her daughter’s like at 43.

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Kathy got pregnant when she was in 10th grade. Due to lack of awareness and education, Kathy drank heavily during her pregnancy. When her daughter, Karli, was born, the doctors said she was healthy. Kathy continued to drink during other pregnancies, and sadly, the babies…

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Male and female drinking patterns becoming more alike in the US

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] “In the United States, and throughout the world, men drink more alcohol than women. But a recent analysis by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, indicates that longstanding differences between men and women…

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America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Did you know that between 26.4 million and 36 million people worldwide abuse opioids? According to many sources, those who abuse opioids, or those who are using them for recreational purposes, are more likely to use heroin. Find the article here: http://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress/2015/americas-addiction-to-opioids-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Americans are Drinking Themselves to Death at Record Rates

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] “Alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in at least 35 years, according to new federal data. Last year, more than 30,700 Americans died from alcohol-induced causes, including alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis, which is primarily caused by alcohol use.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/22/americans-are-drinking-themselves-to-death-at-record-rates/ [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Brent served in the army for 6 years. After he returned home, he became dependent on alcohol to numb the pain of what he had seen and done during the war. Various aspects of his life were negatively affected by his drinking. Brent decided to…

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