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“It’s time to stop calling them alcoholics and addicts”

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This July 21, 2014 TimesOnline Editorial piece talks about person first language as it pertains to people with substance abuse disorders.

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English: Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 22, 2005) – Sailors discuss the Navy Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program at the 3rd annual USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Health Fair. The health fair gave Yokosuka Sailors an opportunity to learn about making healthy lifestyle choices and it also educated them on fitness resources at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Tucker M. Yates (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

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“Penn Foundation rededicates expanded inpatient facilities for drug, alcohol recovery”

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This June 24, 2014 Montgomery Media article and video on the Montgomery

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English: Total recorded alcohol per capita consumption (15+), in litres of pure alcohol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

yNews.com website talks about the re-dedication of an inpatient treatment facility for helping people with addictions not just with getting into recovery from their addiction, but the facility is also equipped to aid with mental health needs of the person and their family members.

“Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism”

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This June 24, 2014 Miami Herald article found on the Centre Daily Times website talks about gender differences in not only how drugs are processed by men and women, but also talks about some of the treatments and which genders gravitate towards certain ones over other treatments.

Human female pelvis, viewed from front.

Human female pelvis, viewed from front. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Giving Up Smoking: The New Way to Get ‘Rich’ Quick?”

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This undated article on the Money.co.uk website offers some insight into the financial benefits of quitting smoking.

I am a former smoker myself, and when I quit, I was spending about $150 per month on smokes and was averaging about 4 or 5 cartons per month around the year 2009.  I found at that time that cost of items to help me quit was far less than what I was paying per month for smokes.  my insurance covered Chantix which worked well for me, so I think I paid $10 or less for my supply of Chantix.  I bought lots of hard candy which cost me about $10, but was very helpful when I would get cravings or feel like I needed to be doing something with my hands or mouth to keep them occupied.  The first thing I noticed after I quit was that I was less stressed due to financial issues, because I had an extra $150 to work with each month.  So even though quitting smoking was challenging, the financial reward was priceless.

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A 21 mg dose Nicoderm CQ patch applied to the left arm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Changes to Prescription Database Bill Puts House and Senate at Odds”

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This March 20, 2014 NPR article talks about the struggle between the Pennsylvania State House and Senate over whether

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

or not a warrant would be needed to allow police to get access to a prescription database.

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“Casey promoting bills to combat prescription drug abuse”

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This February 28, 2014 The Morning Call article talks about new bills being proposed by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey aimed at curbing the rate of drug overdose related  to opioid type pain killers.

 

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English: Bob Casey, the junior senator in the United States Senate for the state of Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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“How can I talk to my child about underage drinking?”

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This January 22, 2014 Healthy Kids Blog post found on the Philly.com website talks about an online tool that can help parents learn ways to open lines of communication with their teens about underage drinking.

 

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