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Dating Romance Scams [Video]
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Dating Romance Scams [Video]

What You Need to Know About Dating Romance Scams Millions of people turn to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money. Read about the stories romance scammers makeup and learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam. In 2019, people reported losing $201 million to romance scams. People reported losing more money to romance scams in the past two years than to any other fraud reported to the FTC. Romance scammers create fake profiles on dating sites and apps or contact their targets through popular social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, or Google Hangouts. The scammers strike up a relationship with their targets to build their trus...
Everything coming to Hulu in July 2020
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Everything coming to Hulu in July 2020

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Brooke Bajgrowicz2020-06-26 14:27:54 UTC Ready to keep up that summer streaming? Hulu is adding a new episode to its horror anthology series Into the Dark on July 17. If you need something sooner (and far less scary) you should look through the streaming platform's added reality TV seasons of shows including Ultimate Summer Cook-Off, House Hunters, and 90 Day Fiancé. All easy watching. July's biggest movie releases include Palm Springs (a Groundhog Day-style rom-com) and We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (a documentary on Lin-Manuel Miranda's improv hip-hop group). If you have the STARZ add-on, you can look forward t...
Finding Happiness in Recovery
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Finding Happiness in Recovery

We all want to be happy, but happiness doesn’t always come easy – especially when we’ve relied on drugs and alcohol for that perceived “happiness” in the past.  Leaving behind a life we’re familiar with can be scary and challenging at first, but it doesn’t mean we can’t be satisfied and fulfilled with a new, sober lifestyle.  Just ask Justin Kan, a 35-year-old entrepreneur who recently gave up alcohol completely and has never been happier.  Here, we share some of his tips, as well as some of ours. Meditate Upon becoming sober, we’re faced with dozens of thoughts and emotions that we don’t know how to handle, especially since we’ve resorted to numbing them with drugs and alcohol in the past.  Meditation is an excellent practice to clear the mind and focus.  After a few minutes of ...
FDA Launches “Remove the Risk” Campaign for Safe Opioid Removal
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FDA Launches “Remove the Risk” Campaign for Safe Opioid Removal

In 2017, retail pharmacies dispensed more than 191 million opioid prescriptions to almost 60 million patients, according to a press release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  And as many as 90% of these patients reported not finishing what was prescribed to them – potentially leaving millions of unused prescription opioids in medicine cabinets and elsewhere in US homes.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, 47,600 people died from an overdose involving opioids that same year. “Far too many Americans, both teens and adults, are gaining access to opioids for the first time from the medicine cabinets of their parents, relatives and friends,” said Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., deputy director of regulatory programs in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.  “Millions of un...
Breaking the Coffee-to-Wine Cycle
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Breaking the Coffee-to-Wine Cycle

From Coffee to Wine Not too long ago, I went to dinner with a friend who’s a new mom.   Still on Maternity Leave, she joked that her days consisted of pounding cups of coffee during the day and then winding down with wine in the evenings.  As a mom myself, I remember a little too well how exhausted I was those first few months, but thankfully I hadn’t felt the need to chase my cups of coffee with glasses of wine.  It made me think, though – how many others were doing the same thing?  According to Dr. Robin Berzin in a recent Well+Good article, it’s not just new moms falling into this pattern.  A variety of people rely on coffee to fuel their day, and then turn to alcohol at night to unwind. Unfortunately, however, this pattern can come at a price.  Coffee, a stimulant, triggers h...
What Happens During a Blackout – and Why They are Dangerous
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What Happens During a Blackout – and Why They are Dangerous

If you’ve ever had to ask yourself “what happened last night?” after drinking or had to piece the night together with a limited memory, chances are you’ve experienced a blackout.  And trust me, it’s not a fun experience to have. The Science of Blackouts According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, blackouts are gaps in recall caused by impairments in memory consolidation while intoxicated.  They happen when a person drinks enough alcohol to prevent the hippocampus area in the brain from forming new memories.  As a result, a gap occurs in the brain’s record-keeping system, thereby leaving the person unable to recall all that transpired. A blackout isn’t the same as passing out – quite different, actually.  When a person passes out, they lose consciousness i...
Observing Recovery Month in September
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Observing Recovery Month in September

This month is Recovery Month.  Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery Month aims to increase awareness of mental health and substance abuse issues nationwide every September, as well as celebrate the millions of Americans who are in recovery. 2019 Recovery Theme The 2019 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger,” emphasizes the need to share resources and build networks across the country to support recovery.  From community members to first responders, emerging leaders to the healthcare community, this observance reminds us that mental illness and substance abuse affects us all, and that we are all part of the solution. Recovery Month began in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month, which honored...
New Study Finds Secondhand Harms of Drinking Affect 1 in 5 Adults
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New Study Finds Secondhand Harms of Drinking Affect 1 in 5 Adults

Drinking to excess doesn’t just affect the person doing it.  Just ask me, a convicted drunk driver. In 2009, I crashed into a car waiting at a stoplight after leaving a happy hour, causing serious injury to two of its passengers. My decision to get behind the wheel after having too many glasses of wine had far-reaching effects, not only for myself, but also for the innocent families I’d hurt. The Secondhand Harms of Drinking… Unfortunately, the people I’d injured weren’t the only ones to experience the harms of someone else’s drinking. According to a recent study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, about one-fifth of adults in the United States have been negatively impacted by someone else’s behavior while drinking. More specifically, it found that an estimated 53 mil...
25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Jerianne Klein
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25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Jerianne Klein

Jerianne Klein tried “tough love” approaches to deal with her loved one’s substance abuse issues. Support groups and one-on-one sessions left her feeling directionless. Searching for a family-focused option that would instill hope, Jerianne discovered SMART Recovery. “I held onto every word,” she says.  SMART Recovery tools helped Jerianne and her family stay calm and rational through the “dark days and sleepless nights,” which included her loved one’s involvement with treatment court. “I was able to lean into the law enforcement community while we navigated the legal system,” Jerianne says. Her family member entered treatment court, and the treatment recommendations aligned with the Family & Friends CRAFT (Community Reinforcement And Family Training) approach. The practical applicat...
Heroin Addiction Treatment in Florida
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Heroin Addiction Treatment in Florida

You never thought you’d be here, but somehow your life spiraled out of control. You’ve looked up from your heroin haze to realize that you don’t know who you are anymore.It’s a familiar feeling for many struggling with heroin addiction. The frightening thing about drugs like heroin is that they make you believe that you can’t live without them.We’re here to tell you that life without heroin is possible. More than that, you deserve to live a life where your decisions and interactions with the people you love are not dictated by drugs. You deserve to live your life to the fullest.If you’re starting the process of seeking heroin addiction treatment, here’s what you need to know about the stages of treatment and the importance of a  Florida substance abuse treatment program.Man with headache a...