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2014-06-13 23:00:52

Harbor Village Comments On The Alarming Rates of Prescription Pill Abuse Among Maryland High School Students Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 As reported by the Frederick News Post in the article 'Survey: Prescription Drug Use Reaches One in Four High-School Seniors in Frederick County' (6/12), a recent survey has made an alarming find about high school students in Frederick, Maryland. According to this survey, researchers have found that at least one in every four high...

2014-06-12 23:11:39

In his latest blog post at http://www.perwickstrom.com, entrepreneur, author, speaker and drug treatment facility CEO Per Wickstrom is asking parents what could be the most important question they’ll ever be asked: are you unknowingly encouraging your child’s substance abuse problem? (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 In his latest blog post at http://www.perwickstrom.com, entrepreneur, author, speaker and drug treatment facility CEO Per Wickstrom is asking parents what could be the most important...

2014-06-12 23:11:37

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking “what is prescription addiction?” in its latest video. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking...

2014-06-12 23:01:59

The MACO Substance Abuse Summit slated for today, June 12th from 9:30am – 3:30pm; the summit will focus on the needed collaboration among many different departments (executive, administrative, public safety, law enforcement, health, and social services) to address the impact of substance abuse in the community. Dr. O’Brien will present with other leaders about facts surrounding the rising heroin epidemic in Maryland, and the collaborative response to these efforts that has been taken...

2014-06-11 23:00:39

Sunshine Summit Lodge, a Narconon drug rehabilitation program in California, has witnessed the trend of initial drug use change from illicit drugs over to prescription painkillers over the last decade. Because of recent news about the prescription epidemic, the facility is offering solutions through a new series of articles through it’s website, as well as effective treatment. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 According to the CDC (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention), deaths from...

2014-06-10 13:18:19

The Kavli Foundation Neuroscientists agree that abuse of drugs hijacks circuits in the brain that are crucial for decision-making, but society as a whole tends to stigmatize addicted people for lacking self-control. Slowly but steadily, scientists say, they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes. A group of addiction...

2014-06-09 23:00:19

Harbor Village takes a look at new study from the University of St. Thomas which finds that lack of sleep can have negative effects on school performance. These effects also were similar to those of drug abuse. St. Paul, Minn (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 As reported by PBS News Hour (6/2), a new study suggests that lack of sleep can have similar effects as abusing drugs such as marijuana or alcohol. The research, which took place at the University of St. Thomas, surveyed college students in...

2014-06-09 16:25:50

Hundreds of Doctors to Gather to Develop Strategies to Reverse Rx Abuse Epidemic in New Jersey and Release of Parent Testimonial Video Featuring Four New Jersey Moms Whose Children Were Impacted by Rx Abuse and Heroin Abuse to be Released as Part of Week Long Activities. MILLBURN, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of the first ever designation of June 9 -13, 2014 as Opioid Abuse Awareness Week, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will be...

2014-06-06 23:07:23

Nootropics create heightened levels of focus, concentration and mental clarity without the dangers of energy drinks or prescription stimulants. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 According to, The Daily Mail, in an article published in 2012, a 15-year-old from Columbus, Ohio was rushed to an area hospital after collapsing during a marathon session of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that lasted between four and five days. The boy reportedly had several energy drinks and only took breaks to...

2014-06-06 23:01:54

Abt Associates wins a three-year, $1.5 million grant to evaluate a substance abuse initiative by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Abt Associates will evaluate an initiative by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation aimed at delivering prevention and early intervention activities designed to screen youth for substance use in a variety of medical and community-based settings. The work will be fulfilled under a three-year, $1.5 million grant. The process for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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