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2011-09-14 07:15:00

Narconon Freedom Center expands rehab in Indiana as local Indiana residents go out of their area to help remove temptation and participate in the program boasting a 70% success rate. Albion, MI (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Narconon Freedom Center is expanding their rehab in Indiana giving residents an opportunity to be out of their local area and to do the program that boast a 70% success rate that is 4 times greater than the national average. Removing the drug or substance abuser from his...

2011-08-15 13:58:22

Addiction is a chronic brain disease, not just bad behavior or bad choices The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a new definition of addiction highlighting that addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavioral problem involving too much alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex. This the first time ASAM has taken an official position that addiction is not solely related to problematic substance use. When people see compulsive and damaging behaviors in friends...

2011-08-15 07:00:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health issues the 2011 report of the top 10 health concerns for kids; internet safety and sexting join drug abuse, obesity, smoking as top child health problems in eyes of public ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adults rate drug abuse and childhood obesity as the top health concerns for kids in their communities, according to the fifth annual survey of the top 10 health concerns for kids conducted by the...

2011-08-13 00:00:31

Right Step and its new partner for fast and accurate drug testing solutions, Dominion Diagnostics, are hosting "lunch and learn" tutorials. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Right Step and its new partner for fast and accurate drug testing solutions, Dominion Diagnostics, are hosting "lunch and learn" tutorials"”please join us: The Basics of Pharmacology and Toxicology for Urine Drug Screening; An Overview of Current Treatment Challenges with Designer Drugs August 16, 11:30 am...

2011-07-20 05:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online resource, RxSafetyMatters.org, is now available to help healthcare professionals, law enforcement, and community organizations combat the illegal diversion and abuse of prescription medications. Pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P. has developed RxSafetyMatters.org to provide information on programs initiated by the company and organizations with which it is partnering to help deter medication misuse and abuse. (Logo:...

2011-07-14 15:14:00

CHICAGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is a leader in providing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders treatment. Dr. Phil Welches, Clinical Director for Gateway Foundation, will be a co-presenter in a webinar on July 26, 2011, sponsored by the renowned Hazelden Treatment Centers. The webinar will present the Hazelden/Dartmouth Co-occurring Disorders Program (CDP), a comprehensive program containing multiple curricula that are...

2011-07-05 17:08:00

CHICAGO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment today announces a major enhancement to RecoverGateway.org, which provides an expanded offering of educational materials related to drug and alcohol prevention. The new Tools & Resources section offers in-depth information for parents, families, teens and adults on all facets of substance abuse treatment and related issues. The new Community Education section offers information on how...

2011-06-29 14:00:00

~ Study Finds 90 Percent of All Americans Struggling With Addiction Started Abusing Substances Before Age 18 ~ NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national study released today by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University underscores the vital role of parents in preventing drug and alcohol abuse among their children and teens. The study, "Adolescent Substance Use: America's #1 Public Health Problem," reveals that adolescence is the...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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