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  • Google Glass
    Googleism: The new alcoholism?
    Google Glass: Harmless toy for grown-ups, or potentially dangerous addiction? Released Oct. 14 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, doctors in San Diego reported the first known case of Google Glass withdrawal.The 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical...
  • Cannabis
    Marijuana: Harmless high or addictive agent?
    Lots of questions circulate the debate over the legalization of marijuana: “Can it really help with certain medical issues” and “How young is too young to use it” are just a few examples. But new studies suggest what we...
  • The United Way Of Southwest Alabama
    United Way Of Southwest Alabama
    The United Way Of Southwest Alabama is helping build a better community by giving people assistance with food, clothing, shelter, financial counseling, after school programs, mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, services for people with...
  • New program in Wenham offers alternative to addiction treatment
    New program in Wenham offers alternative to addiction treatment
    A new addiction recovery program has opened quietly in one of the smaller north shore communities and only recently has received some notice from the local citizens. Cross Keys Retreat is a residential program in Wenham, Massachusetts that offers...
  • What is sobriety?
    What is sobriety?
    “I’m sorta sober”, “I’m almost sober”, “I’ve been sober from cocaine for 8 months, I just smoke weed now”.All three of these comments, and the many others like them uttered daily by people...
  • Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.
    Spiritual healing for the cyber-powered family
    Next week St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay launches its first parish mission with Father Emmerich Vogt O.P, founder of 12-Step-Review (a publication of the Western Dominican Province), who will be teaching the principles of...
  • 30,000 people commit suicide in the United States each year while 750,000 people will attempt it.
    The Suicide Epidemic: How can we protect our children?
    In light of the nation’s tragic loss of beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams a little over a month ago, many hearts are still heavy as we remember his movies, his comedy, and the warm and genuine nature that so many have associated...
  • opioid addiction
    Drug return program expands coverage to opioid pills
    The local prescription drug return program will now cover the disposal of prescription opioid painkillers which are increasingly being linked to thousands of drug-related deaths, the Attorney General announced Monday, according to USA Today.The...
  • Benzoes cause more anxiety over long term
    Benzoes cause more anxiety over long term
    The class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines are very effective for the treatment of anxiety, However, they were never intended for long-term use. Those of us in the treatment field regularly see people who have multi-year prescriptions for drugs...
  • Remembering Robin Williams
    In Memory of Robin Williams
    We can still love and adore Robin Williams, while faulting him for denying one harsh truth. That is, he faced mental illness in the form of depression and, likely, bipolar disorder. Had Robin Williams been honest with himself and others about this...
  • Drinking and driving
    North Carolina parents blamed for teen's tragic death from vehicle crash
    A North Carolina couple and their teenage child face charges for allegedly providing an alcohol to a teen, moments before he died from a terrible car crash, a report on WRAL.com said.Authorities said Jonathan Gregory Taylor, 18, was served alcohol...
  • 'The Country Girl': Georgie Finds The Bottles
    A Second Look at 'The Country Girl'
    The author has written about 1954's The Country Girl before, but in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide, it deserves a second look.The film stars William Holden, Grace Kelly, and Bing Crosby. Bernie Dodd (Holden) needs to find a lead for...
  • Robin Williams remembered
    Robin Williams death has many mourning, draws attention to mental health issues
    This week brought shock and sadness to movie fans around the world as prolific actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead, reportedly having died by suicide. As reports of his death came on Monday, social media was soon flooded with tributes...
  • Robin Williams - comedic face of depression
    Robin Williams - comedic face of depression
    We’ve all been inundated with posts and tweets about the unfortunate passing of Robin Williams. At the risk of saying what’s already been said, I still feel that as someone who lived in the dark hole of depression for 8 years, it is...
  • Dogs aid in treatment of addiction
    Dogs aid in treatment of addiction
    Love is considered a universal healer so it's a short leap to imagine all the many ways a dog can heal a soul. One frontier where dogs are making their loving mark is with those recovering from addiction.We've long known the practical '...