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Drug Courts Recognize Addiction as Disease, Not Crime

Substance abuse provides a motivation for many crimes, from petty theft to physical assault. Traditionally, law courts focus on the crime, not the underlying cause. As a result, many addicts find themselves caught in a repeating cycle of arrest, imprisonment and release. The cycle costs the legal system millions every year. More importantly, people suffering …

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Promises Behavioral Health Notice of Privacy Practices THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.This Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”) describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (“PHI”), as well as how you can obtain …

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The State of Abuse in PA

Drug overdose deaths are increasing in Pennsylvania, which means rehab facilities in PA are working harder than ever to get people the help they need. Researchers have begun studying the rates of overdose deaths for specific races, genders and age groups in order to put together a targeted action plan that can save lives.

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Understanding Pennsylvania’s Heroin Epidemic

Did you know that about 3,000 Pennsylvanians have died over the past five years because of opioid abuse, or that an astonishing 80 percent of people using heroin first became addicted to a prescription painkiller? With heroin in Pennsylvania costing less than beer, heroin abuse is an epidemic that crosses every social boundary. Here is …

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Is Secondhand Alcohol Dangerous?

Chances are you know all about secondhand smoke. You may not have heard about the dangers of secondhand alcohol, however, yet you may already be a victim. Learn more about secondhand alcohol, and find out why your loved one’s drinking problem may be costing you more than you think. Problems Associated with Secondhand Alcohol Unlike …

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What’s the Difference Between Marijuana and Medical Marijuana?

The recreational use of marijuana in the US began around 1910, and by 1931 it was illegal in at least 29 states. Today federal law prohibits the cultivation, possession and sale of marijuana, but some states are trying to work around that. In fact, 23 states have legalized the use of medical marijuana:AlaskaArizonaCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDCDelawareHawaiiIllinoisMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMontanaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew …

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