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Not Your Father’s Pot

By editor10022 July 11, 2016

Today’s pot is not the same pot of past generations. The content of Tetrahydracannabinol, THC, the intoxicating chemical in marijuana, has soared from less than 1% to more than 13%. Experts are concerned about the long-term impact of pot smoking, most notably addiction. The University of Mississippi, in a laboratory that tracks the potency of […]

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TOPICS Spring 2016 Edition is Here!

By editor10022 June 13, 2016

The spring 2016 edition of TOPICS, our bi-annual printed newsletter, is arriving in your mailbox soon, but if you can’t wait, click here now. This issue recaps our annual gala held in April at the Mandarin Oriental and celebrates Hallways, our school-based social-emotional wellness and prevention program.  Read on and let us know what you […]

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Probuphine: An Implant That Treats Opiate Addiction.

By Andree Corroon June 2, 2016

Last week the FDA approved the first ever implant to treat Opiate addiction.Once a user has become stable on Suboxone, the buprenorphine can be administered through and implant for up to 6 months. This new drug is thought to be a ‘game changer’ in the treatment of Opiate addiction and hopefully we will see a marked decrease […]

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Smokey Robinson shares his life story and experience with addiction

By Andree Corroon May 10, 2016

Smokey Robinson has always been in the limelight. Even now, nearly 50 years in the entertainment business, Smokey continues to make a mark on people all over the world. Although he is most well-known for his imprint on the music industry, he says that he has another job: talking to young people about the dangers of addiction […]

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NEW MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS GROUPS TO SUPPORT 12 STEP RECOVERY

By Fran Calafatello April 29, 2016

  Meditation and Mindfulness are proven tools to support recovery. One of the most effective ways to practice meditation is to participate in regular group meditations. Freedom Institute’s Meditation and Mindfulness for People in Recovery is a group focused on learning meditation and mindfulness skills to support recovery and relapse prevention and is especially tailored […]

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