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2013-11-11 23:24:48

Passages Malibu issues statement on the stakes of being a high profile athlete in a competitive environment Malibu, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 In late September 2013, San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. After a stint in substance abuse counseling and inpatient rehabilitation, CBS Sports reported on October 31st that the 24-year star athlete was reactivated from the reserve-non football injury list. The 49ers have a bye this...

2013-11-06 23:27:06

Passages Malibu issues statement on the prescription medication misuse trend. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 On October 24th, Bloomberg reported that the Food and Drug Administration will place the hydrocodone family of painkillers under tighter controls. The news is a drastic policy reversal from the FDA, which will seek to move the most popular pharmacy drugs in the US from a Schedule III substance to a more securely monitored Schedule II substance. In 2011, roughly 131 million...

2013-11-05 23:33:52

Passages Malibu comments on the efforts to reign in prescription medication misuse. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 On Saturday October 26th, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) worked with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage Americans to turn in their unused prescription medication in an effort to fight misuse, misdirection, or other potential opportunities for abuse. The event only recently concluded, but it was estimated that local, state, and federal...

2013-10-30 23:33:50

The report revealed the scope of the prescription drug misuse epidemic in the US, state-by-state. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 A new report, released on October 7th by the Trust for America’s Health, showed alarming statistics regarding the development of widespread problems with American prescription medication misuse since 1999. Drug overdose fatalities, a majority of which stemmed from prescription medication, doubled in 29 states since 1999. Misuse and abuse of prescription...

2013-10-29 23:31:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on the connection between past trauma and vulnerability for substance dependency. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Following a September 19th report by CBS News, Congressional leaders planned to meet on October 10th to discuss the overmedicating of returning US service people. A records request by CBS News revealed VA data that showed narcotics prescriptions to have jumped 259% over the past 11 years, while the number of patients treated by the VA was...

2013-10-23 23:31:11

Passages Malibu comments on coping with professional pressure, an crucial aspect of long-standing company philosophy. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 In a recently published book, 'Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol,' author Ann Dowsett Johnston examines the rising rates of female alcohol dependence and its connection with professional stress and an increased focus on perfectionism. An excerpt of the book recently appeared in The Atlantic, on October...

2013-10-15 23:31:57

Passages Malibu issues statement on the underground marketplace whose owner was recently arrested by the FBI. (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Two and a half years ago, an underground website called Silk Road opened allowing the anonymous purchase of illicit substances including heroin, cocaine, and a variety of other drugs. The Washington Post reported on October 2nd that the alleged owner and operator of the site, Ross Ulbrecht, was arrested at a public library in San Francisco. The Silk Road...

2013-10-09 23:32:44

Passages Malibu issues statement on the website’s listing of prescription drugs. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Legislators from the states of California and Nevada have teamed up to draw attention to listings on CraigsList.org, a popular public website that appears to allow individuals to freely resell prescription medication. The resale of prescription medication is illegal and, perhaps more urgently, the prescription drug misuse problem has reached epidemic proportions in the...

2013-10-08 23:34:38

Cooler weather underscores more chances to enjoy outdoor alternative treatment options. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 This past September 22nd marked 2013’s official passage of summer into fall. As the heat from summer eases, Passages Malibu is using the opportunity to offer a more well-rounded selection of Adventure Therapy options. Adventure Therapy at Passages Malibu includes a wide variety of engaging outdoor activities meant to build up self-confidence and stimulate...

2013-10-02 23:32:44

Passages Malibu releases statement on policy changes revealing the move away from incarceration, toward treatment. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 When online health marketplaces opened on October 1st, the US began enrolling Americans in low cost insurance plans that include addiction treatment as a part of basic health coverage. These new changes are currently offered on the web, under the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). They indicate a trend moving non-violent substance dependency...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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