Writers In Treatment is once again proudly presenting The REEL Recovery Film Festival, and this year one of the seven venues is Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Time to save the date so you don't miss ...
Hiring agencies and managers will be on hand, along with representatives for Sunrise Detox and the new state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment facility opening this summer at 1417 Brace Road, in Cherry Hill, NJ.
The Marriott West Palm Beach on Okeechobee Boulevard will host a luncheon featuring Christine Stapleton, benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Christine Stapleton (Palm Beach Post reporter and author) will keynote the Second Annual Luncheon of the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Palm Beach County chapter, and Sunrise Detox will be there.
List of over 130 National Drug Take-Back locations in South Florida, where anyone can safely and anonymously rid themselves of unwanted prescription drugs.
National Drug Take Back Day 2013 offers over 130 locations in South Florida for convenient drop off. This is the best way to safely dispose of unwanted drugs, keeping our kids, streets, and environment safer.
Magician David Blaine reveals that his "magic" is sometimes just hard work, dedication, and commitment. He believes that if one man can do something, then another man can, too. And once he believes he can do it, he works hard until he has done his very best to achieve his goal (such as staying underwater without breathing, for 17 minutes!)
The NTSB has started a discussion about lowering the DUI threshold to 0.05% BAC
The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) has started a conversation about lowering the DUI (driving under the influence) threshold to 0.05% BAC. While DUI is governed by state law, a common threshold level is 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
As access to powerful prescription medications becomes more restricted, we hope the various agencies involved will maintain a strong focus on the patient and the family, not just dollars and regulations. Patients in pain need help, and patients facing withdrawal from previous high levels of powerful painkillers need assistance.
As states implement prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), the DEA cracks down on "high prescribing" physicians, popular pharmacies, and drug distribution systems that are out of compliance with regulations, and drug companies switch their manufacturing facilities to "tamper proof" pain pills, the patients run into difficulty getting access to their medications.
Marijuana legalization is a complex issue worthy of serious consideration. But will it get serious consideration? We're not sure.
Several states have de-criminalized possession of personal use quantities of marijuana. Some have begun the process of legalizing marijuana as a consumer product, so that it can be sold to the general public as a recreational drug (like alcohol and cigarettes) and of course, taxed. Obviously we think this is a bad idea.