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Month: September 2021

Delta-8 THC Use is on The Rise, But What is Delta-8 and is it Safe?

Marijuana is one of the most abused substances in the United States. In 2018 alone, more than 11.8 million young adults reported using marijuana within the last year.[1] While many states have legalized marijuana for medical and even recreational use, it is still illegal on the federal level.   Cannabis products contain two psychoactive compounds: tetrahydrocannabinol …

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Stages Of Change : Responding To Readiness

Ginny Mills, MAEd, LCMHC-S, LCAS, CCS has over 25 years of experience counseling individuals and families affected by substance use disorders. Ginny Mills has developed an extensive number of resources to educate and empower parents of children with a substance use disorder. Ginny is the Lead Parent Consultant for Parenting Through Addiction: The Other PTA(www.parentingthroughaddiction.com), …

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Harm Reduction: Person Support For Communities & Individuals

Jack Sykstus, LMFT is currently the Associate Director of Clinical User Experience with the Partnership to End Addiction in Washington, D.C. Jack is also the founder of of Jack Sykstus Therapies, LLC, which serves individuals in the Washington, D.C. area. Jack also works with families and individuals through Del Ray Psych and Wellness. In addition …

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Stages Of Change : Responding To Readiness

Erin Hinz, LPC-S is a founding member and therapist at Lifeline Solutions, LLC, which is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She has previously worked with Bradford Health Services. At Lifeline Solutions, LLC, Erin provides trauma focused therapy and conducts EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Erin has a great deal of experience working with individuals with …

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Substance Use & Adolescents : Prevention & Treatment

Dr. Rebekah Savage from the UAB Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine is a physician, who specializes in adolescents with substance use disorders and eating disorders. Dr. Savage has done extensive clinical research around the primary care of adolescents and young adults including the screening, prevention, and management of substance use and substance use …

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California Sober: The Latest Recovery Trend or a Dangerous Path to Follow

Singer Demi Lovato has had a long struggle with addiction, mental health, and an eating disorder. Demi has also been very vocal about showing support for those in recovery and advocating for those affected by mental health. After facing a near-fatal heroin/fentanyl overdose in 2018, Demi Lovato eventually turned to an approach that involves drinking …

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More Teens Are Buying Drugs on Social Media – Here’s What You Need to Know

In February 2021, Dr. Laura Berman, relationship expert and TV host, began speaking out and publicly grieving her 16-year-old son’s tragic, overdose death. Sammy, Dr. Berman’s deceased son, overdosed in his bedroom after purchasing Fentanyl-laced Xanax from a dealer via Snapchat.[1] Unfortunately, Sammy is not the only teenager this has happened to. In the past, …

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