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VH-1’s Celebrity Rehab Show Draws Critcism from Recovery Community

January 15, 2008

An organization dedicated to changing the public’s perception of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is asking people to speak out against the way addiction treatment and recovery is being portrayed on VH-1‘s new reality show, “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Faces and Voices of Recovery has written a letter to VH-1 president, Tom Calderone,

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“Mean Mom” Takes a Stand on No Alcohol Rule

January 9, 2008

A woman from Iowa is becoming a bit of a celebrity because of an ad she is running in The Des Moines Register to sell her teenage son’s car. Much to her son’s dismay, the ad reads: “OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don’t love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for

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Screening for Problem Drinking at the Doctor’s Office Saves Money

January 8, 2008

A 10-minute screening and talk with a doctor about problem drinking can be extremely cost-effective for the health system, according to a recent review published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. However, only 8.7% of problem drinkers report receiving such screening or advice from their doctors. The systematic review looked at data from randomized

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Presidential Candidates Weigh in on Drug and Alcohol Abuse in America

December 21, 2007

In preparation for the upcoming Iowa Caucuses, the Partnership for Drug-Free America and the Partnership for Drug-Free Iowa asked the Presidential candidates 2 questions relating to drug and alcohol abuse in America. Seven of the candidates – Senator Christopher Dodd, Senator Barack Obama, Senator John Edwards, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Senator Mike Gravel, Mike

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Are you enabling your loved one’s alcohol or drug problem?

December 17, 2007

Before Thanksgiving, this blog posted holiday tips for those living in recovery. The holiday season can be difficult for those families and friends who have a loved one with a drug or alcohol problem as well. Friends and family members struggle with what they should, or can, do to help their loved one. They are

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Party, post, regret.

December 11, 2007

CNN.com has an interesting article in their Health section today. “Young women drink, party, post” talks about a Facebook page called “Thirty Reasons Girls Should Call it a Night.” The page features drunk photos of young women, posted (mostly) by the women themselves. According to the article, pictures on the page include a young woman

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Online Alcohol Screening Tools Help Employers Save Money

December 6, 2007

According to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, alcohol-related productivity loss to employers costs $134 billion annually. However, an article on the Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems website reports that those employers who invest in screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems can receive a return on investment of at least 215%. A 2006 study

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Girls Particularly Vulnerable to Peer Influence in Drinking Alcohol

December 5, 2007

A recent study has found that peers and gender can influence teen alcohol use. Girls, in particular, are vulnerable. The study, which used data from a population-based, longitudinal twin study of behavioral development and health-risk factors from Finland, found that the influence of risk factors associated with peers appeared to be stronger in girls. Researchers

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Portland, ME Ranked 7th Healthiest City for Women Despite Higher than Average Drinking Rates

November 29, 2007

Self magazine recently ranked Portland, ME the 7th healthiest city for women. The magazine surveyed 100 of the largest metro areas in the U.S. to find “the fittest, healthiest and happiest women in the land.” The survey looked at criteria that included death and disease rates, environmental indicators, community resources and lifestyle habits. San Francisco

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This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

This was definitely a life changing experience. The staff was wonderful and I am leaving here sober, happy and healthy. I thank everyone for their love and care.”

– Back Cove Women’s Residential Program Client

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