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There’s an App for That:  Apps that Support Sobriety

There’s an App for That: Apps that Support Sobriety

There’s an App for That:  Apps that Support Sobriety According to the Pew Research Center, 68% of Americans have smartphones and 45% have tablet computers.  Along with smart phones and tablets come apps – apps that keep track of airline reservations; apps that count calories; apps that fetch drivers.  There’s an app for just about […]

The 21 Year-Old Minimum Drinking Age Law Still Saving Lives in the U.S.

The 21 Year-Old Minimum Drinking Age Law Still Saving Lives in the U.S.

The 21 Year-Old Minimum Drinking Age Law Still Saving Lives in the U.S. Over 30 years ago President Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act (NMDAA) that requires states to make 21 as the minimum age for purchasing or public possessing alcohol.  It is one of the most successful laws in traffic safety, and […]

The Baby Addict Myth

The Baby Addict Myth

The Baby Addict Myth In the 1980s and 1990s it was “crack babies.” Now it’s babies born “addicted to opiates.” We’ve spent 30 years trying to debunk the myth that newborns can be born “addicted” but the misinformation continues with current headlines like “Life begins with agony of withdrawal for opiate-addicted babies.” Over ten years […]

Cannabis Use: A New Approach to Harm Reduction?

Cannabis Use: A New Approach to Harm Reduction?

Cannabis Use: A New Approach to Harm Reduction? The topic of marijuana is of growing interest across the world.  At least 10 countries have seen or will see marijuana legalization either recreational or medical use: Spain, Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Ecuador, Israel[1] and Australia.[2] As of 2015, Bangladesh, North Korea, Czech Republic, Portugal, Uruguay, the Netherlands, […]

Veterans Treatment Courts – Supporting Our Returning Heroes

Veterans Treatment Courts – Supporting Our Returning Heroes

Veterans Treatment Courts – Supporting Our Returning Heroes Today is Veterans Day in the United States.  This means we should think, not just about those veterans who have been killed or physically wounded over the last decade and a half  of the wars in the middle east but, also of those veterans who return from those […]

The Hidden Epidemic: Alcoholism Among Seniors

The Hidden Epidemic: Alcoholism Among Seniors

The Hidden Epidemic: Alcoholism Among Seniors The American Medical Association called it a “hidden epidemic.” The National Institute of Health says it is “[o]ne of the fastest growing health problems facing” the United States. What is it? Alcoholism among seniors. There are more hospital admissions for alcohol related issues than for heart attacks among the […]

Combating DWI—Have We Done Enough?

Combating DWI—Have We Done Enough?

Combating DWI—Have We Done Enough? May 14th, 1988 is a day that will long be remembered by many.  On that day, the deadliest impaired driving crash in U.S. history occurred on Interstate 71 in Carrollton, Kentucky.  An impaired driver in a pickup truck going the wrong way on the interstate hit a church activity bus […]

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