17 APR

Hilary Delladio
4:46 pm
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Cuts We Can’t Afford: Funding Federal Research into Medical Marijuana

Cuts We Can’t Afford: Funding Federal Research into Medical Marijuana The budget President Trump submitted to Congress for approval proposed a 5 billion dollar cut to the National Institutes of Health, part of the Department of Health and Human Services and one of the agencies responsible for overseeing ongoing medical research and innovation. Support from […]

6 FEB

Hilary Delladio
7:39 pm
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Natural Highs: Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Get You Through Adversity

Natural Highs: Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Get You Through Adversity   Harvard medical researchers agree: at its core addiction is a brain-based co-optation of our learning processes. Individuals addicted to heroin, prescription drugs, alcohol and even cigarettes all continue to abuse their drug of choice not because they’re blind to the damage it’s causing them, […]

17 JAN

Hilary Delladio
7:52 am
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The Secret Relationship Between Memories and Emotion

The Secret Relationship Between Memories and Emotion Ever wonder why recalling an intense emotional memory can make you start to relive the emotions you were feeling at the time? It turns out there’s more to the relationship between our memories and our feelings than meets the eye. New research suggests that the kind of hormones […]

29 DEC

Hilary Delladio
3:34 am
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New Year, Fresh Priorities: National Addiction Treatment Goals for 2017

New Year, Fresh Priorities: National Addiction Treatment Goals for 2017 What’s on your list of New Year’s resolutions? As a country, there’s no shortage of things we can change or improve upon; the way we’ve handled the opioid abuse crisis is no exception. Here are a few resolutions the United States should adopt in order […]

14 NOV

Hilary Delladio
4:33 pm
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Stronger Together: Prevent Addiction by Building Strong Coping Mechanisms

Quality relationships with loved ones are some of the most powerful and influential emotional support tools we have. Responsible parents want to know, “How can I have fun with my child while giving them the tools they’ll need to take care of themselves through life’s adversities?” Here’s how you and your loved ones can build […]

31 OCT

Hilary Delladio
5:14 pm
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It Takes a Village: Let’s Address Childhood Mental Illness

Watching a young person navigate the pitfalls of middle school and high school can be excruciating, especially if those years were hard for you. Once we become adults, we take on a new set of problems like paying bills and getting ahead at work, but kids suffer from mental stress and illness a lot more […]

30 SEP

Hilary Delladio
9:41 pm
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Check Yes or No: Unpacking the Choice of Addiction

Check Yes or No: Unpacking the Choice of Addiction When most people imagine themselves in an addict’s shoes, they see drug use as a simple choice to use or to remain sober. This misconception is understandable; to an outsider the trajectory of addiction is most visible as our friend or loved one’s continued choice to […]

14 SEP

Hilary Delladio
3:52 pm
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What We’re Learning About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

What We’re Learning About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy There was a time in American history when the sight of a pregnant woman smoking a cigarette wouldn’t make the average passer-by stop and stare. But as our medical understanding of the impact of nicotine on developing fetuses grew, so did our medical guidelines for a healthy […]

22 AUG

Hilary Delladio
3:47 pm
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Addiction Can Happen to Anyone: Here’s Why

Addiction Can Happen to Anyone: Here’s Why   “I never thought this could happen to me” are eight of the most terrifying words in the English language. For every person who becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, even if they were initially prescribed by a doctor as is often the case with prescription opioids, their […]

9 JUL

Hilary Delladio
12:04 am
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Four Ways to Comfort a Friend

Four Ways to Comfort a Friend When someone you care deeply for is in pain, not knowing what to say or do can be heart-breaking. Here are four ways you can bring comfort to a friend in need when you’re not sure what else to do. Listen. One of the most helpful ways that we […]

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