Alcohol And Drug Detox: Do It Now And Do It Right

By : Nancy Merrill, PMHCNS, BC Detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs is an important first step in recovery. However, it’s not only important to take that first step, but also to do it safely. What Is Detoxification? There are several types of medical detoxification (detox), including detox from alcohol, benzodiazepines, […]

Plastic Bottles Full Of Water And Bleach Light Up Homes Without Electricity

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman About 1.2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to electricity. In an effort to bring light to communities lacking electricity, one pioneering project is utilizing an unexpected tool: old plastic bottles. Liter of Light, a project of the Philippines-based nonprofit MyShelter Foundation, provides light to poor households […]

Global Food Initiative Launches Online Toolkit To Improve School Food

By : UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative The University of California’s Global Food Initiative (GFI) has launched a free online toolkit aimed at providing anyone working with preK-12 schools with resources to help improve school food, nutrition education, and sustainability. In 2014, over 17 percent of children and adolescents nationwide were […]

Why Domestic Violence Organizations Deserve Your Support Anyway

By : Lori day October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we need to discuss some numbers. From September 11, 2001, to June 6, 2012, more American women were killed by intimate partners than all of the victims of 9/11 plus all of the American military fatalities due to the […]

How The Heroin Crisis Is Straining Foster Care

BY : Dr. John DeGarmo Leading Expert in Parenting and Foster Care Heroin is unraveling families across the nation, and it is our children who are left as innocent victims of this drug and opioid epidemic. Make no mistake; the heroin crisis in America is destroying our families. From 2000 […]