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2011-09-16 01:40:00

Event on Capitol Hill Previews 15th Annual PRISM Awards Showcase Television Special Debuting Nationally on September 25th on Twelve Cable Networks Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 As part of National Recovery Month, âPrivate Practiceâ star Caterina Scorsone, entertainment executives, elected officials and leading national figures gathered tonight at the Rayburn House Building to preview highlights from the 15th Annual PRISM Awards Showcase television...

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2011-08-02 10:30:00

According to a US government report, more than half of Americans over the age of 12 drink alcohol, with a quarter of them binge-drinking within the last month. The report, released last month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), says that about 52 percent of the 137,436 Americans surveyed between 2008 and 2009 said they drank in the past month. The report also found that one in 14 teens has also used marijuana. New Hampshire led all 50 states in the...

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2011-07-24 05:45:00

More than one-fifth of all Americans are binge drinkers, regularly consuming more than five alcoholic beverages a day, according to the results of a new Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released Thursday. Twenty-three percent of the population reported participating in binge drinking, according to Daniel Bates of the Daily Mail. Furthermore, approximately 8-percent of underage drinkers surveyed said that they would get drunk on a weekly basis, despite being...

2011-07-11 16:28:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chief Clinical Officer of the nation's largest treatment provider, CRC Health Group's Dr. Philip Herschman, said that "Today's New York Times article, "Rethinking Addiction's Roots, and Its Treatment," gets it right: substance abuse is a chronic disease. For years, CRC Health Group, the nation's largest substance abuse treatment provider, has had as a central message, "My addiction is a disease," encouraging people to seek help...

2011-07-06 09:19:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is open for the 25th annual Alternatives conference http://www.alternatives2011.org, the oldest national mental health conference organized by and for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, to be held October 26-30, 2011, at the Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida. "The theme - 'Coming Home: Creating Our Own Communities of Wellness and Recovery' - reflects the desire for community by individuals with psychiatric...

2011-05-07 00:00:28

Awards to InTheRooms.com, Richie Supa; TV/Online Host Alison Haislip from "The Voice" Signs On Burbank, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 The 15th Annual PRISM Awards, presented last week, have for the first time taken a heavy music and social media focus, according to Brian Dyak, President and CEO of the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) which presents the awards in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and FX Network. The PRISMs honor the...


Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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