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    • 18 APR 18
    Grab a Leash Instead of a Drink

    Grab a Leash Instead of a Drink

    Ever been greeted by a dog who’s thrilled to see you, snuggled up with a sweetly purring cat or cracked up at something a cockatiel blurted? Then you have a sense of how the power of pets can make people feel better physically and mentally – benefits that the Human Animal Bond Research Institute has

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    • 18 APR 18
    Addiction Medicine Physicians Specialize in Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    Addiction Medicine Physicians Specialize in Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    Why Seek Out an Addiction Medicine Physician? If you have a problem with your heart, you see a cardiologist. Your skin? A dermatologist. And if you have a problem with alcohol or drug addiction? An addiction medicine physician may be your best bet. Here are six things to know about addiction medicine physicians – and

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    • 20 FEB 18
    Substance Use and Addiction in the Restaurant and Hotel Industry

    Substance Use and Addiction in the Restaurant and Hotel Industry

    As a restaurant manager in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Amanda Dillard spent many years working in an environment where alcohol flowed freely and drugs were readily available. “It was a culture of drinking, using drugs, partying and staying up late at night,” Dillard recalls. Eventually, the lifestyle caught up with her. She became addicted to

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    • 20 FEB 18
    Yoga in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

    Yoga in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

    Maura Tapley is a yoga instructor at RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta. Five days a week, she leads a group of patients in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) through breathing and poses designed to calm the mind, strengthen the body and facilitate self-reflection and self-awareness. Yoga is used by addiction rehab programs and by people

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