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Surprise! We’ve Moved to Baltimore!

Not surprised? We wanted to let you know why we hadn’t posted in a while and the truth of the matter was this- we’ve recently finished our fancy leadership training program at our employer and have taken a new, bigger, role within the company up north. This role comes with increased responsibility and involvement, but…

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Working on addiction in the workplace

This post was originally published on this siteWhen unaddressed, alcohol and other drug use disorders in the workplace are costly and dangerous for organizations, as well as individuals. There are many good examples of successful programs and resources available that can help, and with over 22 million Americans currently in recovery from alcohol and other…

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What is addiction?

This post was originally published on this siteFollow me on Twitter @howard_shaffer Many people consider addiction to be a problem of personal weakness, initiated for self-gratification and continued because of an unwillingness or lack of sufficient willpower to stop. However, within the medical and scientific communities, the notion that pleasure-seeking exclusively drives addiction has fallen…

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As Opioid Panel Meets, Some Say Action, Not Study, Is Needed

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — Weeks before the presidential election, at a packed rally in New Hampshire, Donald J. Trump recounted the story of a young woman and her boyfriend who had fatally overdosed within a year of each other. He promised not just a border wall to keep drugs…

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Teens Are Getting More Depressed But Using Fewer Drugs

This post was originally published on this site   The latest snapshot of mental health and substance abuse among teens and adults tells a mixed story of optimism and opportunities for improvement. While teens are using fewer substances now than in the past, the overall opioid epidemic shows no signs of slowing. The data, compiled…

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When Opioid Addicts Find an Ally in Blue

This post was originally published on this site BURLINGTON, Vt. — In this college town on the banks of Lake Champlain, Chief Brandon del Pozo has hired a plain-spoken social worker to oversee opioids policy and has begun mapping heroin deaths the way his former commanders in the New York Police Departmenttrack crime. In New York…

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Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

This post was originally published on this site As the nation’s opioid crisis worsens, the authorities are confronting a resurgent, unruly player in the illicit trade of the deadly drugs, one that threatens to be even more formidable than the cartels. The internet. In a growing number of arrests and overdoses, law enforcement officials say,…

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Scientology has Returned to Pittsburgh

Scientology is once again taking a crack at establishing a church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scientology has returned to Pittsburgh with the opening of its new city office located at located at 416 Anthony St. in the borough of Carnegie, supported entirely by staff from the Church of Scientology of Cincinnati, after their office in the…

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Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

This post was originally published on this site   Cases of hepatitis C in the United States have nearly tripled within a five-year period, reaching a new 15-year high of around 34,000 new hepatitis C infections in 2015, federal health officials reported. Experts attribute the higher rates to more injection drug use during the ongoing…

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