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Ecstasy, Fake LSD, and Sort-Of Magic Mushrooms: The Future of Dance Music’s Drugs SPIN “Many people are experimenting with the drug ecstasy. I heard you say once that a lie is sweet in the beginning and bitter in the end, and truth is bitter in the beginning and sweet in the end. I have been meditating, but I don’t have the experiences people report from the drug ecstasy. Is the drug like the lie, and meditation the truth, or am I missing something that could really help me?” – Osho, Life: A Song, A Dance

Living with a Drug Addict: Holding the Line Also Means Letting Go « return to blog home Living with a Drug Addict: Holding the Line Also Means Letting Go Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 The Partnership is excited to welcome new blogger Bill Ford to the Intervene community! Bill is a former addict and father of children with drug addiction.

Anatomy Videos: MedlinePlus <span>To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript.</span> These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. The videos play in QuickTime format. If you do not have QuickTime, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you view a video. You can download the Apple QuickTime player at: Dr. Kiersten Cerveny died from acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication after night of partying in Chelsea The New York City Medical Examiner has found that Dr. Kiersten Cerveny died from acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication.The Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of death as accidental. The 38-year-old dermatologist and mother of three was found dead after a night of partying in Chelsea more than two weeks ago. Cerveny had a seemingly picture-perfect life. She lived with her husband and children in a house in Manhasset and she had a dermatology practice in Williston Park.

Substance Use Disorders and Vocational Rehabilitation Implications Technical Assistance Brief (2011) Introduction This Technical Assistance Brief on substance use disorders is intended to: provide a clear, detailed understanding of the disability; describe the implications for the vocational rehabilitation process and approaches that are aligned with current evidence-based or consensus practices and recovery-based principles; and, identify useful specialized resources. Sex Education That Works What is sex education? HIV and sex education for scouts in the Central African Republic Sex education ('sex ed'), which is sometimes called sexuality education or sex and relationships education, is the process of acquiring information and forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, sexual identity, relationships and intimacy. Sex education is also about developing young people's skills so that they make informed choices about their behaviour, and feel confident and competent about acting on these choices. It is widely accepted that young people have a right to sex education.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: CDCDASH HomeDataYRBSS Helping People Change What Families Can Do to Make or Break Denial by David Mee-Lee, M.D. The Dilemma for Families Affected by Addiction Martin was a 22-year-old son who lived with his parents. They loved him, but were equally frustrated with him. Martin would borrow the family car to “run out briefly” for cigarettes.

Most Cancer Types Boil Down to Bad Luck (Newser) – Roughly two-thirds of cancer types researchers recently studied largely appear to be the result of random mutations and not inherited genes or environmental and lifestyle factors. Reporting in the journal Science, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine investigated 31 common cancer types and found that 22 of them (including leukemia, bone, testicular, ovarian, and brain cancer) appear to mostly be attributed to just plain bad luck; the nine largely attributed to genes and lifestyle include skin, colorectal, and lung cancer. The analysis revolved around stem cells, which comprise a small number of the total cells in most tissues but tend to be where tumors form because they are constantly dividing to repair damaged tissue—and thus there is, simply mathematically, more opportunity for mutations to occur in these cells.

Family Structure Influences Whether Letting Teens Drink at Home Leads to Problems A teen’s family structure influences whether allowing them to drink at home leads to alcohol problems later on, a new study suggests. Teens living with both biological parents who were allowed to drink at home had the lowest levels of alcohol use and problems later on. Those living with either a single parent or in a blended family (such as a biological parent and a stepparent) who were allowed to drink at home had the highest levels of alcohol use and problems, according to The Boston Globe. The study appears in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. It included 772 children ages 12 to 17, along with their parents. They were first interviewed in 1989, and were re-interviewed up to four times over the next 15 years.

Sober and Shameless I posted on FB back in June about helping a drunk women outside a meeting I attended. This is the post: Tonight, I helped a drunk homeless woman get to the ER and off the cold street. She was outside a meeting; body shaking, tears rolling down her face, her belongings stuffed in a bag, completely alone, with no where to go. 9 in 10 Cancer Cases Are Our Fault: Study (Newser) – Despite a recent study claiming the opposite, scientists say getting cancer isn't just bad luck in most cases. A study out of Stony Brook University shows as much as 90% of cancers are caused by external factors, like smoking, drinking, sun exposure, and air pollution, and are thus more preventable than previously thought. "There are changes that we can all make to our lifestyles to significantly reduce our risk of cancer," a rep for the World Cancer Research Fund tells the Telegraph, adding some of the most common cancers "could be prevented by adopting a more healthy diet, exercising more, and maintaining a healthy weight." Scientists note cancer is too common to be explained by mutations in cell division, as a January study suggested, though external factors can cause high rates of mutations, per the Los Angeles Times. "Intrinsic risk factors contribute only modestly to cancer development," a study author says.

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