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The problems of exercise extremes

In recognition of Mental Health Month 2017, Mental Health America has produced a great series of online resources about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness — or even could be signs of mental health problems themselves. (more…)

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Experts to UN: We have the tools to prevent drug harm

The United Nations’ 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs today wrapped up a week of meetings in Vienna, Austria, where world drug policy experts advocated for stronger efforts to prevent harms associated with drug use. Among them was Pubudu Sumanasekara, vice president of IGOT International, an umbrella organization headquartered in Stockholm that leads […]

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Early intervention can pay off

Early interventions in a child’s life can have a profound impact on delaying and reducing drug use when they become adolescents. With that aim in mind, the National Institute On Drug Abuse has compiled a comprehensive guide that takes researchers and practitioners through what’s needed to intervene in a child’s life in its beginning years […]

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Powdered alcohol another threat health

Before it has even had a chance to hit their markets, state lawmakers in more than half the country have moved to ban powdered alcohol. As with other drink mixes, such as Kool-Aid or Tang, consumers just add water and stir. Powdered alcohol mixes also include appealing flavors especially popular with kids — but what […]

Parents have addiction resources

With the spread of marijuana for recreational and medical use, parents are expressing more concerns about the impact on their children. They are seeking addiction resources There are many ways to stay informed and find solid guidance to address challenges. Several recently released books, videos and articles aimed at preventing marijuana use and debunking common […]

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10 ways to fight holiday stress

The holidays are a time to relax and share wonderful memories with loved ones, but it’s not all wonderful and warm for everyone. This time of year can be a time of great stress and serve as a reminder of negative or traumatic times for many people who either are conflicted or scared about being […]