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SafeCareBC Launched, Focus on Fewer Healthcare Injuries

SafeCareBC Launched, Focus on Fewer Healthcare Injuries
The category does not include retirement or seniors homes, or substance abuse treatment centers. Jennifer Lyle, a practicing kinesiologist and published author, was named executive director of SafeCare BC. The new association will provide cost …
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Audrey McFarlane Appointed to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse
Ms. McFarlane is currently the Executive Director at the Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Cold Lake, Alberta. She obtained her degree in Community Rehabilitation and has spent nearly two decades working with children and …

Why Fighting Veterans Affairs Is Like Fighting the Taliban
When you are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) you spend a lot of time being analytical. Whether it's a therapist, a doctor, or even yourself, understanding the origins of your PTSD is essential to your coping, and eventual treatment.
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Lawmakers Face Hundreds of Bills, Special Session

Lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session
AB2374, by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, R-Costa Mesa, would increase oversight of residential drug and substance abuse rehabilitation centers by requiring them to report a resident's death. It also would require those cases to be addressed by the state …
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Inmate suing Nebraska prison system over policy
Prison officials say the policy aims to eliminate special privileges and keep married prisoners on their individual paths to rehabilitation. Bonham … Foster said he wasn't sure what the center's rationale is for barring correspondence between the …
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Advocates seek investigation into DCF treatment of court-involved youth
"The whole system needs to be examined," said Abby Anderson, executive director of the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance, a statewide coalition of advocates and lawyers that represents children in the state's juvenile justice system. … But a more recent …
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How to Reduce Stress and Minimize Health Risks Naturally, Without Drugs

How To Reduce Stress And Minimize Health Risks Naturally, Without Drugs
We Americans represent five percent of the world population and take 75 percent of the drugs. We spend two and a half times what any other country does on healthcare and we are not even in the top 30 countries for health statistics. If the answer was …
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A Sobering Story: Addicts must confront their demons, experts say
So people tend to still see it as a moral weakness,” said Vince Mercuri, executive director of The Open Door Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment Center in Indiana. However, addiction is not a moral … That having been said, it still may seem …
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Forgotten Population

Forgotten Population
Each week Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC) Executive Director David Singleton visits the Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI). He feels his … He points to laws for nonviolent offenders also known as the Rockefeller Drug Laws as a main culprit …
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The Disinvestment Budget: Government Investments to Improve Our Economic
These agencies—the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services—account for nearly $ 1.6 trillion in annual spending, or about 45 percent of the entire federal budget. More importantly, however, these …. But the …
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Activists, school officials among those discussing heroin issues at lawmaker
Rob Portman of the Cincinnati area was scheduled to host the Wednesday morning gathering on heroin abuse, and prevention, treatment and recovery from the drug that's increasingly causing addiction and deaths across Ohio. Portman says a comprehensive …
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St. Louis Police Investigate Officers' Use of Force in Struggle With Mentally

St. Louis police investigate officers' use of force in struggle with mentally
ST. LOUIS • City police are investigating two officers' use of force in a violent encounter last month with a mentally ill man whose family recorded part of it on video. Mike Keller, executive director of the Independence Center, which is a “community …

Child shootings lead to call for 'gun court'
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Two 11-year-olds shot within one week. St. Louis city leaders say the cases are proof of a major problem. But there are conflicting ideas on the solution. One idea Police Chief Sam Dotson says could work has been nicknamed 'gun court …
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Dimitri Soudas Resigns: Conservative Executive Director Steps Down Over

Dimitri Soudas Resigns: Conservative Executive Director Steps Down Over
OTTAWA – The Conservative party lost top 2015 election organizer Dimitri Soudas Sunday, amid mounting concerns he was using his position to help his fiancee's nomination bid in a suburban Toronto riding. Party brass have been trying to convince …
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Heroin Addict Uses Near-Death Experience To Help Others
"All you can do is be there for them and tell them the right way against the wrong way and that this drug is destroying them and what it's doing to them as well as the family," said Helen. Last week … "We can support you but we can not rehab yourself …