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Drunk and Stoned Behind the Wheel: Double the Driving Risk

Posted on July 18th, 2016

Awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving tends to increase during certain times of the year, especially around holidays, proms, and summer vacations. With four states and the District of Columbia now legalizing recreational marijuana use and other states considering putting measures on the ballot to legalize pot for recreational use, there’s more awareness about marijuana in total. Not much in the way of research has been conducted on the dangers of drinking and smoking pot and then getting behind the wheel — until now.

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Recovery and Relapse

What to Do When Your Loved One Relapses

Posted on July 5th, 2016

Relapse is often a normal part of the recovery process because of the chronic nature of addiction. About 40% to 60% of people in recovery from substance abuse will relapse at some point. Watching a loved one slip back into destructive behaviors after getting sober is a gut-wrenching experience. Anger, sadness, exasperation, disappointment, resentment, fear and helplessness are just some of the emotions you may cycle through. Your knee-jerk reaction might be to unleash all of these feelings upon your loved one. However, to get the end result you desire — helping your loved one get sober again — you may consider taking a different approach.

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Nature and Addiction

Can Nature Help You Overcome Addiction?

Posted on June 27th, 2016

Most people who’ve spent time outdoors may notice their spirits lift after a hike in the woods or a brisk walk on a sunny day. But is nature powerful enough to help people recover from addiction and mental health issues? Science and ecopsychology experts would argue yes.

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