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Minnesota spends millions of dollars on housing patients after they get required mental health treatment
Minnesota spends millions of dollars on housing patients after they get required mental health treatment
Oct 17, 2017

A state hospital in Anoka, Minnesota, has spent over $92 million of taxpayers’ money in the last six years to provide accommodation to patients who don’t have a place to go after getting the required mental health treatment, media reports said. According to the Department of Human Services (DHS), the daily cost to maintain a

Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week: Need of the hour is stringent policies to fight back workplace bullying
Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week: Need of the hour is stringent policies to fight back workplace bullying
Oct 16, 2017

“I worked for the Law School Admission Counsel, the company which administers the LSAT. My boss never liked me and why she hired me is still unclear. She bullied me extensively, yelling at me in front of my coworkers, threatening my job privately in her office, and discouraging alliances with coworkers.” This real-life account of

National Emotional Wellness Month: Emotional well-being is as important as good physical health
National Emotional Wellness Month: Emotional well-being is as important as good physical health
Oct 12, 2017

Stress is an unavoidable aspect of life. A wide range of internal or external factors may trigger stress, affecting an individual’s sense of well-being, mood, behavior, self-esteem and physical health. A certain amount of stress is a normal part of life. However, if it persists over long periods of time, it is a matter of

British jockey Graham Gibbons tests positive for cocaine, faces action
British jockey Graham Gibbons tests positive for cocaine, faces action
Oct 04, 2017

Leading British jockey Graham Gibbons is facing action after testing positive for cocaine. According to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Gibbons’ urine showed benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, media reports said. If found guilty of acting in a manner “prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and/or good reputation of horseracing,” he could be banned for

Binge drinking in college may jeopardize job prospects later
Binge drinking in college may jeopardize job prospects later
Oct 03, 2017

Life in college is often considered a freewheeling phase for students, with unrestrained freedom to indulge in any and every activity they fancy. Campus life is a dream period for students with all-round revelries being an integral part of their routine, along with studies. Drinking with a peer group is one of the novelties students

Louis Theroux’s new documentary explores grisly world of drug addiction
Louis Theroux’s new documentary explores grisly world of drug addiction
Sep 29, 2017

Renowned documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux has come up with a new three-part television series titled “Dark States – Heroin Town,” which depicts the drug scene in the United States. It will take the viewer along the road of drug addiction in the country. The U.S. is grappling with a massive opioid epidemic, and the new

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Compassion key to deal with suicidal thoughts in a loved one
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Compassion key to deal with suicidal thoughts in a loved one
Sep 27, 2017

Listening to a close friend or a loved one talking about taking his/her life, or someone who has previously attempted suicide can be a daunting experience. The question which probably confounds most listeners is – how should one react in such situations? Perhaps the most important point is to take such individuals seriously and not

National Yoga Month: Yoga helps reconnect with oneself while recovering from addiction
National Yoga Month: Yoga helps reconnect with oneself while recovering from addiction
Sep 22, 2017

Conventional approaches for maintaining sobriety advocate suppression of cravings for harmful substances. However, these programs do not encompass a body-mind approach to long-lasting recovery. This often results in recovering individuals continuing to struggle with pain, physical woes, body imbalances and relapses. High relapse rates for substance abuse have compelled addiction specialists and individuals in recovery

Survey finds high number of Brits cannot do without alcohol during holidays
Survey finds high number of Brits cannot do without alcohol during holidays
Sep 18, 2017

A recent survey by travel search firm Kayak has revealed that 28 percent of Brits want to drink alcohol while on a holiday. The findings also revealed that almost 10 percent of British travelers, on previous accounts, spent higher on alcohol than on their flights and accommodations. All these figures indicate the cause of rising

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month: 5 self-help strategies to deal with addiction
Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month: 5 self-help strategies to deal with addiction
Sep 14, 2017

In an effort to help millions of people recover from alcohol and drug addiction, President Donald Trump has proclaimed September 2017, as the National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month. The official proclamation, published on the White House website, sees the president offering his support to the Americans struggling with addiction and their families. “This month,