Category results for "Recovery"

Mass. Anti-Smoking Program Helps Medicaid Recipients Quit

A Massachusetts smoking-cessation program for participants in the state Medicaid program has helped 33,000 people stop smoking, the Boston Business Journal reported June 1. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) saw a 26-percent decrease in the number of smokers…

Scientists Show How Brain Protein is Involved in Addiction

Researchers have demonstrated that a naturally occurring brain protein known as Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) can be manipulated to produce increased activity in the brain similar to when opiates are ingested, the Deseret News reported May 28. Neurobiologist Hector…

OJJDP FY 09 Gang Prevention Youth Mentoring Program

Nonprofits, government agencies, schools and others may apply for the OJJDP FY 09 Gang Prevention Youth Mentoring Program.

Run for Recovery, Run for the Children

Faces & Voices of Recovery and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) are partnering for the 34th Marine Corps Marathon to raise public awareness and celebrate and honor recovery in all its diversity.

Celebrity Rehab Seeks Image Makeover

Malibu, Calif.-based 'rehab center to the stars' Promises says that the antics of some of its former clients have hurt its image, and is seeking to win back some public respect.

Smoking Impedes Brain's Recovery from Alcohol Damage

Heavy drinkers can partly recover from alcohol-related brain damage with sustained abstinence, but new research shows that this process can be slowed if patients continue to smoke cigarettes.

New Drug Czar Disavows Drug ’War’

The Obama administration’s new ’drug czar’ says he is open to a fundamental rethinking of the nation’s approach to preventing illicit-drug use and wants to cast aside the language of war in describing the effort, the Wall Street Journal reported…

Book Explores World of High-Functioning Alcoholics

A new book provides insights into the lives of so-called “high-functioning alcoholics” and the special challenges faced by those who need treatment but lack the impetus of hitting rock-bottom.

Study: Secondhand Smoke May Lower Kids’ Antioxidant Levels

Children exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke have lower levels of antioxidants — chemicals that protect against biological stresses — a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center looked at data on antioxidant levels and the…

OJJDP FY 09 Mentoring Research Program

The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), part of the U.S. Justice Department, plans to award $3.5 million for an evaluation of the effectiveness of youth mentoring programs in preventing juvenile delinquency.

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