Housing benefit scrapped for 18-21 year olds 
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At 21 I was mentally ill, couldn’t work, had a dead alcoholic dad and my mum on benefits across the sea.
More than 50 years on, the murder of Kitty Genovese is still throwing up fresh psychological revelations
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It's a sad, sad story, but one that continues to fascinate psychologists and psychology students alike. By Christian Jarrett
Can you get addicted to morphine?
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Yes, you can get addicted to morphine after just a few doses. More here on morphine's addiction potential and ways to recognize it. Plus, a section on non-opiate pain relief alternatives.
2017 Drug Trends in San Antonio
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In 2015 – 2016, the population of San Antonio, Texas was more than 1.3 million people. Of this total, an estimated 50% of the population consists of Hispanic and Black residents, while around 40% of the state is White, and the remaining 10% is made up of other races. While San Antonio is a culturally diverse city with many historical attractions, it does have a prevalent drug problem. Law enforcement officials, social services and researchers have been paying particular attention to the
2017 Drug Trends in Norfolk
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Norfolk is a city of 242,803 people, located in the Commonwealth area of Virginia. The city has for many decades been home to many military bases, including the world’s biggest navy base, the Naval Station Norfolk. Despite its strong military presence, there is one problem that local authorities and the federal government are still battling to win against – the war against drugs. Heroin and Prescription Drug Overdoses In 2015, 115 people overdosed on heroin and prescription
2017 Drug Trends in Seattle
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As seems to be the case nation-wide, heroin is the rising trend in the Seattle, Washington area.
2017 Drug Trends in North Las Vegas
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North Las Vegas is notorious for drugs, drinking and its fast-paced lifestyle. Although situated in a picturesque setting, the dealings that happen in the city belie its apparent calm and demeanor.
2017 Drug Trends in Tucson
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Tucson is located in the state of Arizona, a state that shares a border with Mexico. It’s not surprising to see just how drugs can be such a big problem in the city, since a lot of drugs are smuggled across the border for a higher profit. Tuscan has a population of more than 520,000. Many of the people living in the area are illegal Mexican immigrants, approximately 10% of the 41% of Mexican migrants in the city. South Tucson in particular, is notorious for being a high crime zone and
8 Ways Addiction Counselors can Build Trust with Clients
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In this article, we discuss eight ways that an Addictions Counselor can build trust with a client using NLP strategies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Mother's Day: For Those Who Celebrate and Those Who Mourn
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Mother's Day is a holiday that is marked world-wide. Countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, China and Japan, just to name a few, give moms a special day shout-out on the yearly calendar.Historically, Mother's Day has been a day where children and other family members honor mothers or individuals who are nurturing and caretaking in maternal ways. For some, it's a day of celebration, of expressing one's love and appreciation for a mothering figure. The day is m
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.Though about 1 in 5 adults and children experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, mental illness continues to be stigmatized and misunderstood.Learn more about mental illness, stigma and ways to educate others in my TEDx talk.
Waiting to Be Seen for Who You Really Are?
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Sharing the newest post on my new blog, The Kind Self-Healing Project. The process of becoming aware of what we’re actually thinking takes practice. Yet there are great rewards. The value in catching our thoughts is the gateway to becoming self-aware. Anyone who is on a journey of personal growth must become self-aware; it’s an [...]
How Taking ‘No’ for an Answer Can Build Intimacy
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The Good Men Project just published my article on how to navigate personal boundaries – read it here, “How Taking No for an Answer Can Build Intimacy“ “There’s a difference between a ‘No’ that pushes away and a ‘No’ that shows you who someone is.” Excerpt:  For each type of relationship—those with friends, neighbors, family, [...]
Self-Care is Not Selfishness, it’s One’s Lifeblood
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You cannot indulge in too much self-care over the holidays. You don’t have to become a flickering bulb that has lost its vitality.  Keep your fuse fully charged, even if for the first time in your life. Don’t keep pushing, trying to rally, and going, going, going until you’re running ragged and awaiting one of two [...]
Updates on a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Pennsylvania
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Tracking progress on our home state’s efforts to modernize our PDMP
Evidence for simplicity, genericity, openness and holistic competence
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N-th mover to Integrated, Person-Centered and Holistic Carewalk the talk, sour grapes, or holistic humbug?Although, sadly (and all down to me) I stepped off the PhD programme with an MRes, the intention was not to bring my journey with Hodges' model to a close. The joke of course with this model is that you are always presented with a crossroads. As I've written previously (even in draft!) this model is a baton to pass on to others. If the workforce of the 1970s to date evaluates its contributio
Rethinking the 'Cause' of Depression
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Dr Stephen Strakowski proposes a novel way to think about depression etiology and discusses what it means for treatment. Medscape Psychiatry
Jury Still Out on Cannabidiol for Psychiatric Disorders
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There is currently no reliable evidence to support the use of cannabidiol for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, a new review suggests. Medscape Medical News
Huge Meta-analysis Finds Deaths From ECT 'Extremely Rare'
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Patients and clinicians can be reassured that deaths related to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are very rare, and the incidence appears to be decreasing, according to a huge meta-analysis. Medscape Medical News
Spasticity Drug Cuts Alcohol Consumption in High-Risk Drinkers
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Primary care patients with high-risk alcohol consumption have significantly better rates of low-risk drinking or abstinence with baclofen vs placebo, the results of a French study indicate. Medscape Medical News