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Suicide and the Military

When someone commits suicide, it’s a tragedy. When we are losing more soldiers to suicide than to the Afghanistan war, it’s a tragic epidemic. In June of 2010, there...
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A New Day, A New Life

“If you are reading this, it’s likely that you decided to create a healthy, rewarding life.” And so begins the 365-day journey A New Day, A New Life: A...
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Ordinary Heroes

Last night I went to a convenience store. I was joking with one of the two female cashiers working the late night shift when this guy stormed in, shouting...
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Facts About Cocaine

If you snort, smoke or inject cocaine or care about someone who does, you more than likely have some unanswered questions about the nature and effects of this powerful...
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Treatment for Marijuana Abuse

The question is what can be done to help people become and remain abstinent. For those who cannot remain abstinent, an initial goal is measurable improvement. The first step...
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Treatment for Cocaine Abuse

An enormous increase has occurred in the number of people seeking treatment for cocaine addiction during the 1980s and 1990s. Treatment providers report that cocaine is the most commonly...
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Facts about Marijuana Use

After a decade of decline, marijuana use has steadily increased among American youth. The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which assesses drug and alcohol use among American...
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Symptoms of Substance Dependence

Here are some of the signs and symptoms that are typically associated with substance abuse. A maladaptive pattern of substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as...
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Symptoms of Substance Abuse

Abuse of a substance is generally characterized by an unhealthy pattern of substance use leading to significant impairment or distress, as manifested by one or more of the following...
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