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Watch Laurie Besden tell her story of addiction and redemption

American University Washington College of Law hosted a YouTube Live event for Law Student Mental Health Day featuring Laurie Besden, Pennsylvania Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Executive Director, who is in recovery with an incredible story to share. Laurie had a … Continue reading

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Europe’s Flawed Addiction to Rail | Economics21

Everyone who has been to Europe knows that trains are an essential part of Europe’s transportation system. Europe is hailed as the holy grail of transportation for its widespread use of trains instead of cars, while the United States is … Continue reading

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Citing Lack of Resources, Nursing Homes Fail to Treat Opioid Addiction

A recent report by StatNews shows that many nursing homes across the country are refusing to admit elderly Americans with opioid addictions, and failing to effectively treat those with addiction already placed in their care. According to the newspaper, elderly … Continue reading

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Lies, Addiction Led to Smoker's Lung Transplant, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys sparred Thursday over whether R.J. Reynolds is responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a former dental assistant to undergo a lung transplant, as trial began against the tobacco giant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022558. … Continue reading

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Website Helps Families Confront Denials for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services

Founded in 2013 by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), The Kennedy Forum focuses on advancing evidence-based practices, policies, and programming in mental health and substance use issues. This is achieved through promoting public discourse in health and addiction issues, … Continue reading

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