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Looking Forward: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trump’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Looking Forward: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trump’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction What will the fight against opioid addiction look like under President Trump? Although the president-elect has yet to appoint the Secretary of Health and Human Services who will inherit this public health crisis, Trump and his transition team have been discussing possible strategies since […]

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Legalizing Marijuana in California: Information for Parents

Legalizing Marijuana in California: Information for Parents It is likely that Proposition 64, which will legalize the use of recreational marijuana in California, will pass in November. At least, that is what most people expect. As a person with substance use disorderion treatment provider, it matters little to me whether or not marijuana is legal […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Fentanyl Overdose

How to Protect Yourself from Fentanyl Overdose After a recent cluster of more than forty overdoses and ten fatalities in the Sacramento area, officials are scrambling to find solutions for addicts that will save their lives. These overdoses and deaths were caused by the drug fentanyl, an opioid that is among the strongest available. Usually […]

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Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: Three of the Newest CDC Guidelines for Opioid Use

Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: Three of the Newest CDC Guidelines for Opioid Use   Anyone tuned into substance abuse issues in the United States knows there’s been a growing epidemic of opioid-based prescription medication abuse. But what, if any, role should the government take in addressing this national health crisis? This month the Centers for Disease […]

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Om More: 3 Signs You Need to Start Meditating

Om More: 3 Signs You Need to Start Meditating    It’s natural to do what’s pressing and put off activities that give longer term results. But that may not be what’s best for us. A group of neuroscientists from Harvard recently published a study that shows you don’t have to wait forever for “long-term benefits.” […]

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Don’t Ask the Internet: 3 Mental Health Myths

Don’t Ask the Internet: 3 Mental Health Myths   The internet allows us to answer any question, anytime of the day or night. Or does it? Anyone who’s perused the web’s medical pages knows that sometimes too much information can be worse than none at all, unduly causing stress and anxiety. Medical information is great, […]

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Baby Blues: Three Invisible Risks of Giving Birth

Baby Blues: Three Invisible Risks of Giving Birth   Giving birth to a child is one of the most magical experiences of life, right? While many mothers do experience feelings of euphoria following the birth of a child, it’s not uncommon for some to have trouble recovering from the delivery or adjusting to their new […]

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