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Lost --- My killer instinct

I guess I’m just not good at killing people. I confess that I have, in the past, tried to ignore the pleas from Riley to “help him.” But when it comes right down to it – I just can’t do it. Riley has been in and out of hospice a lot over the past couple of years. Show More Summary

Researchers identify drug that alleviates opioid withdrawal

Opioid use and abuse is a significant social, health and economic issue. Researchers have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent rodents. For their study, the researchers looked specifically at two common opioid drugs: morphine and fentanyl.

Does drinking alcohol desensitize me to love?

My stat-site of the this WP blog show that somebody found my blog by asking some search engine (not  Google) ‘does drinking alcohol desensitize me to love? In case you are still around: I think the answe is yes. Alcohol … Continue reading ?

EASY DIY Slime with Glitter and Essential Oils

Thank goodness for this EASY DIY Slime with glitter and Essential Oils! If you’re a parent…especially one who is working from home, I believe you’ll understand the gratitude when I tell you that today was a PD day for the kids at school. Show More Summary

day 1: don’t toss it away

from my inbox E (not yet a penpal): “Hi, My day 1 feels like a long time ago now. but it’s only been 146 days. and each one is easier than day 1 was. they’re not all perfect, some are hard, and on some of them, I wish I could crawl into a hole or […]

Wednesday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to SarahJune31! Happy Day 50 to Lime Tree! Happy Day 50 to MelMel! Happy Day 50 to Wynn! Happy Day 50 to BalanceBeam! Happy Day 50 to Dusty! Happy Day 50 to Chalee! Happy Day 50 to Sobriety Shingles! Happy Day 50 to Jazzie! Happy Day 50 to Lars! Happy Day 50 […]

5 Essential Oils Life Hacks

Essential oils are all the rage these days and there are tons of uses for them, everything from cleaning to repelling. Almost everyone knows about essential oils and their helpful properties but there are some uses for essential oils which aren’t widely known. Show More Summary

SGR Ep117 - Do I Need a Sponsor?

How important is having a sponsor? This episode features friend, mentor and Shane’s sponsor Buddy C. After nearly losing his life to alcoholism, it took Buddy 6 years of going back and forth from sobriety to relapse. He stayed in a 12 step program the entire time, and eventually figured out exactly what it was that he was missing. Show More Summary

Addiction and Mental Health Parity Progress is Slow, Especially for Children: Expert

While there have been substantial gains on the issue of parity – making addiction and mental health coverage equal to physical health coverage – much work still needs to be done, especially for children, according to Ron Manderscheid,...Show More Summary

Rise in Drug Overdoses Contributes to Increase in Premature Deaths Among Whites

A new study finds premature death rates in the United States have risen among whites and American Indians/Alaskan Natives. A significant jump in drug overdoses is the primary reason for the increase, HealthDay reports. The post Rise in Drug Overdoses Contributes to Increase in Premature Deaths Among Whites appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Researchers Discover Gene Variant Linked With Opioid Addiction in African Americans

The discovery of a gene variant associated with opioid addiction in African Americans may lead to personalized methadone treatment, according to HealthDay. The post Researchers Discover Gene Variant Linked With Opioid Addiction in African Americans appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Hospitals Retraining Staff to Minimize Opioid Prescriptions

A growing number of hospitals across the country are rewriting protocols and retraining staff in an effort to minimize opioid prescriptions, PBS NewsHour reports. The post Hospitals Retraining Staff to Minimize Opioid Prescriptions appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

More Americans with Substance Use Disorders, Mental Illness Got Insurance Under ACA

More people with substance use disorders and mental illness had insurance coverage in 2014 because of the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds. Many barriers to treatment remain, according to...Show More Summary

Study: 28 Percent of American Adults, 9 Percent of Teens Use Tobacco

Twenty-eight percent of American adults, and 9 percent of teens, use tobacco products, according to a new survey. Researchers found 40 percent of people who use tobacco say they use more than one product. Cigarettes and e-cigarettesShow More Summary

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