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Are e-cigarettes with higher nicotine associated with more smoking, vaping?

The use of electronic cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations by high school students in California was associated with a greater likelihood of subsequent use of conventional combustible cigarettes and e-cigarettes, according to a new article.

Addiction: Men vs Women

Men and women are different – physically, mentally, and emotionally. So, it should come as no surprise that men and women require distinct things when it comes to alcohol and drug addiction treatment. To provide individuals with the best, most effective treatment, it is important to take into consideration the role that gender differences play … Continued

There is hope :-)

Yay! You can’t believe what has been handed to me, on a plate…. I’m back. Well, not yet, but I have hopes I could be. Happy now. ???? Since my boat started sinking I have been seeing my GP once … Continue reading ?

Because I can...

When a husband dies, people express their condolences in an attempt to comfort the grieving widow. In turn, the widow gets through one day at a time and mourns for the part of her that no longer exists. In some cases, it takes years for the widow to come to terms with her loss and get back to the business of living a full and productive life. Show More Summary

Beef Steak Skewer Appetizer Recipe

BBQ season isn’t over and if there’s one thing I love it’s this Beef Steak Skewer. We are Canadian and I don’t know if it’s a Canuck thing but our BBQ is never out of season. My husband Brad can be found on the back deck shovelling out thigh-high snow to get to the grill... The post Beef Steak Skewer Appetizer Recipe appeared first on Sober Julie.

Surrounded – When your Loved Ones Still Drink

I keep thinking about an email I got from a reader last week. Let’s call her Sharon. Her spouse is a (problem) drinker and has no intention of quitting. And the guy insists she doesn’t have a problem either.   What to do when it seems...Show More Summary


The #metoo ‘movement’ is upsetting me so I turned away from news and Facebook. I have difficulty with the negative reactions from ‘everybody’ to women sharing their painful stories. There is a (not so) funny thing to sexual abuse; in … Continue reading ?

doTERRA Compensation Plan Outline

If you’d have asked me when I was younger if I thought I could be an entrepreneur I would have looked at you like you were crazy! In my own mind the security offered by working for someone else far outweighed the risk of owning my own business. Here I sit years later owning this... The post doTERRA Compensation Plan Outline appeared first on Sober Julie.

Evidence for “Non-Evidence Based” Treatment

In recent years, there’s been growing enthusiasm in addiction treatment for Evidence Based Practices or EBP, defined as: “The conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care.” Who can argue with that?...Show More Summary

Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study.

To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research.

Wednesday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to Stanley! Happy Day 50 to Wafflehousemomma! Happy Day 50 to Leener! Happy Day 50 to Smokey! Happy Day 50 to MelMel! Happy Day 50 to Scrappy! Happy Day 50 to Peppercorn! Happy Day 50 to Springer Happy Day 50 to Debbi Does Sober! Happy Day 100 to LDM4ME! Happy Day 100 […]

How Are African Americans Doing? II: Economics and Education

In economics and educational opportunity, African Americans have barely been keeping pace in recent decades (if even doing that well), even as whites overestimate their status.

Cocaine use during adolescence is even more harmful than during adulthood

Scientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain functions. The research, made under controlled drug abstinence condition,...Show More Summary

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