Sober Living

Is A Sober Living Home For You?

You’ve just completed an in-patient drug or alcohol treatment program. You are ready to go out and face the world. But are you? If not, a sober living facility could be for you. What exactly is a sober living facility?Treatment-Centers.net describes it: Sober living is intended to be a transitional housing option for addicts and ….

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The Long Conversation: Is AA A Religion?

In what has to be a record breaking conversation, users of the James Randi Educational Foundation forum have been debating one question for almost a year and a half. The original post asked, simply, “Why do people insist AA is not religious.” The thread started in July of 2010, and at this writing has more ….

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Wine Researcher Caught Cheating

It’s become common knowledge that red wine has health benefits. Now, with the exposure of academic fraud by a noted researcher, those results are in doubt. Dr. Dipak Das, a University of Connecticut researcher, specialized in studies about cardiovascular health. The research on wine and the benefits for moderate drinkers was a part of this ….

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Illegal Gambling Exposed

CNBC has been running a series called “Crime Inc.” that deals with the landscape of illegal activity in the United States. In mid January, they profiled illegal gambling on the show and the information was shocking to anyone outside of the gambling community. The modern picture of illegal gambling is much less about organized crime ….

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New Anti-Smoking PSAs Are Graphic, Disgusting, And Hopefully, Effective

The Center for Disease Control has upped the ante for anti-smoking public service announcements (PSAs). By showing the graphic (and disturbing) results that come from smoking, the hope is that the shock value will translate into a behavior change. The new spots (which can be seen here) show what life is like with a tracheotomy. ….

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Drink Responsibly, Or Just Drink?

A press release from Alcohol Justice claims that alcohol manufacturers are abusing the “drink responsibly” campaign. They are calling for more regulated advertising, and more restrictions instead. According to this organization: Alcohol Justice reviewed “drink responsibly” messages in print ads in the September/October 2011 issues of forty-one different magazines that enjoy a high proportion of youth ….

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Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized

It’s no secret that US consumers buy Chinese products by the bargeload. Whether it’s clothing or electronics, American shoppers can’t resist the savings from overseas manufacturing. When this is combined with smuggle to avoid paying taxes, it represents a powerful combination – very cheap but with a great profit margin. Cigarrette smuggling was in the news ….

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