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In an attempt to curb drunk driving and consumption by minors in the city, the Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee (LAPLUMC) on Oct. 10, 2017, approved a measure aimed at stricter enforcement of the sale of alcohol at gas stations. “Vendors such as gas stations that sell alcohol may be overlooked in […]

Posted in Heroin Treatment - 0 Comments

Working unassumingly from the living room of her house in North California, Tracey Helton Mitchell has taken it upon herself to save the lives of people addicted to heroin and other opioids. She has been posting doses of the generic version of naloxone, a medication which rapidly reverses opioid overdose, to whoever asks her for […]

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A constant feeling of uneasiness along with intrusive and undesirable thoughts that cause sweaty palms and a hazy sense of an impending catastrophe are some of the many ways in which anxiety disorders manifest themselves. Surprisingly, such symptoms are also present in individuals struggling with depressive disorders. According to a study by Nicholas Jacobson and […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the sales of prescription opioids in the United States nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, without any significant reduction in the amount of pain Americans experience. However, during these 15 years, there has been a steep rise in the number of deaths due to opioid […]

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As the United States continues to reel from the opioid and heroin epidemic decade after decade and we try to reach at the root of the problem, it emerges that it has persisted not just for years or a couple of decades, but for well beyond that. According to Ekow N. Yankah, law professor at […]

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In today’s digital world, undoubtedly mobility rules. Studies suggest smartphone or tablet users spend about two-thirds of their time using a mobile app. Each day, a plethora of apps enter the market, leaving Americans with their heads buried in smartphones. Such mobile applications include telehealth or telemedicine apps, which aim to facilitate the transfer of […]

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Most Americans spend a large part of their long waking hours at workplace. Their emotional health depends on the office environment and work culture. However, in spite of the huge role of the workplace in employees’ well-being, most employers tend to ignore the importance of mental health. Though it is true that genetics and prior […]

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In 2016, California led the country with its enormous production of 13.5 million pounds of marijuana, exceeding the output of the rest of the states. In the wake of the bumper produce, the state Department of Food and Agriculture had commissioned a study. The findings of the study highlighted the wide gap between overall pot […]

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Despite unending drug wars waged by former presidents – including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barack Obama ­ for the past several decades, marijuana somehow seems to be winning the race. Cannabis, which had its humble beginning as an ordinary pharmaceutical ingredient, has made inroads into millions of American households […]

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It was just another day in Oct. 2004 when Noel Braun’s wife Maris told him of her plans to meet a friend to exchange some books. Noel instinctively knew that his wife was lying; the first time in 42 years of their marriage. When Maris left home, Noel had a “dreadful apprehension” of the impending […]