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Recovery Coaches In The ER

24 July 2017
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Five months into his job at a 24-hour walk-in behavioral health center here on Staten Island, Tarik Arafat has a new assignment: on call at a nearby hospital to counsel people who have just been revived from opioid overdoses.

Victims were both young and old, male and female, and reported consuming different types of alcohol, including tequila, rum and beer.

The Gift Of Desperation

21 July 2017
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In recovery rooms when a parent shares how their child's  life has unraveled and is completely out of control there are quiet voices that whisper, “They have been given the gift of desperation.”

I used to think time would magically heal all my wounds, but doing nothing was recipe for bitterness. Recovery gave me a recipe to get better.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren announced a plan Thursday morning to draw juveniles out from their cycles of crime.

 Dr. Boxley shares his favorite ideas for keeping his patients mentally healthy and happy.

Chester Bennington, the ferocious lead singer for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.

How To Stop Being A Superhero

23 July 2017
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I was very close with a couple for 12 years. I considered them family. Sadly, the husband drank to excess daily. He then became verbally abusive to his wife and dismissed his family’s concerns. So the wife asked me to intervene. I wrote him a letter about how his drinking was affecting his relationships. He acknowledged it but continued to drink. I withdrew; I couldn’t tolerate the abuse of his wife. This was a few years ago. I still send them emails. The wife replies; the husband doesn’t. But I miss their friendship greatly. Is there a way to resurrect it?

Actress Naomi Watts opened up publicly about father's fatal heroin overdose -- and recently receiving a photo of him smiling -- for the first time more than 40 years after his death.

A woman who carried out the single largest embezzlement scheme in western Pennsylvania history did it in part because she is addicted to gambling, her lawyer said.

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