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Are Females More Susceptible to Effects of Marijuana?

Source: Medical News Today | Posted on September 3, 2014

In the first study to assess sex differences in sensitivities to THC, the key ingredient in cannabis, researchers have found that smoking the concentrated marijuana of today may be riskier for women – thanks to the hormone estrogen.

In the first study to assess sex differences in sensitivities to THC, the key ingredient in cannabis, researchers have found that smoking the concentrated marijuana of today may be riskier for women – thanks to the hormone estrogen.

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Join Texas Recovers for the Big Texas Rally for Recovery, Saturday, Sept. 13th

Source: Texas Recovers | Posted on September 2, 2014

Join thousands of people from across Texas at the State Capitol in Austin for National Recovery Month, Saturday, September 13th, 2014, to show your support for people living in and seeking Recovery in Texas from addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. Join people in recovery, their family members and friends, addiction treatment professionals… continue reading »

Join thousands of people from across Texas at the State Capitol in Austin for National Recovery Month, Saturday, September 13th, 2014, to show your support for people living in and seeking Recovery in Texas from addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. Join people in recovery, their family members and friends, addiction treatment professionals and allies in Texas. Let’s spread the positive message that people can and do recover!

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All aboard for Big Texas Rally for Recovery

Source: MYPlainview.com | Posted on September 2, 2014

The Big Texas Rally for Recovery will be held on the State Capitol grounds in Austin on Saturday, Sept. 13, in honor of National Recovery Month for the fifth year in a row.

The Big Texas Rally for Recovery will be held on the State Capitol grounds in Austin on Saturday, Sept. 13, in honor of National Recovery Month for the fifth year in a row.

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September is National Recovery Month

Source: SAMHSA | Posted on September 2, 2014

In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery,… continue reading »

In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and promotes ways individuals can use to recognize behavioral health issues and reach out for help. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

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One in 10 Deaths Among Working-age Adults Due to Excessive Drinking

Source: CDC | Posted on June 26, 2014

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in Preventing Chronic Disease. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006 to 2010,… continue reading »

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in Preventing Chronic Disease. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths per year from 2006 to 2010, and shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years.  These deaths were due to health effects from drinking too much over time, such as breast cancer, liver disease, and heart disease; and health effects from drinking too much in a short period of time, such as violence, alcohol poisoning, and motor vehicle crashes.  In total, there were 2.5 million years of potential life lost each year due to excessive alcohol use.

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More Americans Use Cannabis, Seek Treatment: UN Drugs Agency

Source: Reuters | Posted on June 26, 2014

More Americans are consuming cannabis as their perception of the health risks declines, the U.N. drugs agency said on Thursday, suggesting liberalization may further increase its use among the young. In a finding that could feed into an international debate on the decriminalization of marijuana, it said more people around… continue reading »

More Americans are consuming cannabis as their perception of the health risks declines, the U.N. drugs agency said on Thursday, suggesting liberalization may further increase its use among the young. In a finding that could feed into an international debate on the decriminalization of marijuana, it said more people around the world, including in North America, were seeking treatment for cannabis-related disorders.

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CDC releases new round of anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers

Source: Fox News | Posted on June 24, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new round of aggressive anti-smoking ads, part of its “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign. Featuring real people living with the effects of tobacco use, the ads are scheduled to begin appearing nationwide on July 7.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new round of aggressive anti-smoking ads, part of its “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign. Featuring real people living with the effects of tobacco use, the ads are scheduled to begin appearing nationwide on July 7.

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