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What do Nike, Dove soap, Burger King and the Partnership all have in common? They’re all mentioned as examples of companies on the cutting edge of “Marketing with Meaning.” In the new book “The Next Evolution of Marketing: Connect with Your Customers by Marketing with Meaning,” marketing strategist Bob Gilbreath outlines how this concept, [...]
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Pharmacotherapy may be the future of substance addiction You may know that addiction is a chronic brain disease, but are you aware of the latest medications available to treat its symptoms? While some worry about treating alcohol and drug dependence with medicine, the reality is that pharmacotherapy products help many people achieve and maintain recovery. So [...]
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A Mother-Daughter Story of Substance Abuse and Recovery “By my sixteenth birthday, this is the list of drugs I used constantly: massive amounts of marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, PCP, cocaine and alcohol. A couple of days after my sixteenth birthday, I tried crystal meth for the first time.” “Addicted Like Me,” co-written by mother Karen Franklin and [...]
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College students who drink heavily could be more likely to catch the flu this fall. Although young adults are not considered to be the most susceptible to the H1N1 influenza virus (previously called “swine flu”) they still need to take precautions – especially if they binge drink. A recent article in Medical News Today reported [...]
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As the recent crash on New York’s Taconic Parkway demonstrates, it’s not just drunk driving we have to worry about on the road. Drugged driving – defined in most states as driving when a drug “renders the driver incapable of driving safely” or “causes the driver to be impaired” – is increasingly becoming a problem. [...]
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!–end-media–> According to most national surveys, use of the addictive illicit drug methamphetamine has dropped significantly over the past 5 years, with especially strong declines noted since 2005. However, in recent months, reports about a possible resurgence of the drug—and the highly toxic home labs in which it can be manufactured— have surfaced in major [...]
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CASA founder Joseph A. Califano’s latest book helps parents keep their kids away from drugs and alcohol. “Every American child will be offered alcohol, cigarettes, addictive prescription pills, marijuana, other illegal drugs, or a number of these substances before they graduate from high school. Many will get such offers while in middle school. And most will [...]
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Teenage depression and drug addiction are often linked, but new advances in science may be able to help treat both. By Joanne Nicholas for Partnership for a Drug Free America “There’s ample evidence that many children use drugs to self-medicate for depression, not to mention a host of mental-health disorders. The drugs they take may become the [...]
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