A Resolution For Sobriety

As the New Year approaches, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center encourages those who are suffering with addictions to make a change in their lives for the upcoming year.

“We’re all busy making resolutions that generally involve finances or losing weight,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “We’d like to encourage those who are suffering from addictions or alcoholism to make an honest evaluation of their lives and ask themselves where they would like to be in the next year. If they find they are ready to take that next step to live a life of sobriety, the New Year is the perfect time to set the actions in motion which will result in those changes beginning to happen.”

Startling facts:

•  Between the years 2001 and 2005, the number of Americans between the ages of 50 and 59 who were using illegal drugs almost doubled.

•  Nearly six million children in America live with at least one parent who suffers from a drug or alcohol addiction.

•  In the past 30 years, death from drug overdose has risen over 540 percent.

•  The three top abused drugs are alcohol, marijuana and prescription painkillers.

•  Drug abuse and addiction costs employers over $122 billion in lost productivity and $15 billion in health insurance costs

•  In the past 20 years, the number of individuals who take prescription drugs illegally is believed to have risen by over 500 percent.

For the past 12 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get and to remain sober.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 12 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

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There’s An Alcohol Treatment Option To Meet Every Need And Budget

Treatment-Centers.net is a public benefits service that works to ensure anyone in need of alcohol treatment can find quality care. More than that, the service works to provide means for those in desperate situations to find affordable care at a top notch alcohol treatment center. All of this is made possible through a simple but very effective concept of providing a resource that offers superior information and a directory that allows an alcoholic to connect with a chosen alcohol rehabilitation center. This service is two-fold. Not only does it assist alcohol rehab centers in gaining new clients thus progressing with new treatment methodologies and gains, but it also helps countless alcoholics and their families that otherwise may not find suitable and affordable care.

December, 2010 – Treatment-Centers.net provides a smorgasbord of information that is useful for anyone interested in learning about alcohol treatment options and more. This public benefit service is available free of charge to educate those interested and in need.

Drug addictions and alcoholism affect people from all walks of life. When those with little income or little or no insurance are afflicted they are less likely to seek help. Finding an alcohol treatment center that provides care to this segment of the population is not always as easy as finding centers that cater to the rich and famous.

The life line for many of these less fortunate individuals can be Treatment-Centers.net. A visit to this site can provide them with easy access to links to countless treatment centers. Not only can the individual find basic information about the centers but they can also visit the centers’ websites to learn detailed information. If there is an interest the individual can contact the facility for even more details.

Before entering a treatment center it is always best to learn about the types of alcohol treatment options offered as well as the type of detox that is provided. Details about payment options are usually provided during the consultation process.

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Connecting Drug Treatments With People That Need Them

The wealthy and socially prominent are not the only ones that have a need for drug treatments. The reality is that drug addictions affect people across all walks of life. They don’t discriminate. Fortunately, it is possible to find a top quality drug treatment center that offers excellent drug rehabilitation help that is not dependent upon sources of income or whether or not the individual in need has insurance. This is thanks to a public benefit service called Treatment-Centers.net. The service works as a connecting line between addiction treatment centers and the people that need them.

December, 2010 – Treatment-Centers.net provides a progressive approach to ensuring that addicts get the drug treatments they need. This public benefit service works to connect quality drug treatment centers with the people that need them. The idea behind this approach is to take the guess work out of finding a drug treatment center that does not focus on how the individual in need will pay for the services.

The website at Treatment-Centers.net offers a place for drug treatment centers to be listed in an online directory. This makes it easy for addicts to find just the right facility when they choose to seek help. Besides the directory the site also provides resources and other useful information.

By the time an addict has reached the decision to seek help he or she is likely to be in distress. Many times the addict’s life is virtually falling apart around him. As the addiction worsens the person is likely to have more difficulties in his life. There may be relationship problems, financial issues or even legal concerns.

In many cases it is the family that seeks out the help needed. It’s been said that addictions are family affairs. This is because an addiction has an impact on friends and family members. It’s difficult to watch helplessly as a loved one’s life spirals out of control. And at times an addiction intervention is required in order to get the individual secured in a suitable drug treatment facility.

With such turmoil and stress going on the addict and family need to have easy access to information about drug treatments and other options. Once they make some choices about what treatment programs are right for them they will need to find a drug treatment center in the right location that offers that type of program. Family members may also want to learn about what is involved in an addiction intervention prior to moving forward.

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Just What We Don’t Need: Another New Drug Slipped through a “Legal” Loophole, Reports Narconon Spokesperson

It’s not like we don’t have enough trouble with the illicit drugs currently on the market: heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and others are bad enough. A new substance has hit the market in the last year, promoted as “legal,” and “providing the same high as marijuana.”

A year ago, most law enforcement offices had never heard of “Spice,” as this marijuana substitute was called. But as time went on, more hospitals were seeing cases of seizures and hallucinations resulting from use of the substance. And more people were turning up dependent on the drug. Still, none of the ingredients were illegal so law enforcement had no action they could take.

On November 24, 2010, the DEA announced that it was using its emergency powers to ban the five chemicals that were key to its manufacture. For one year, anyone possessing these chemicals without specific authorization will be subject to arrest. This will give U.S. government agencies time to determine Spice’s addictiveness and hazards.

“People who develop these synthetic drugs care nothing about the individuals they may harm by doing so,” stated Bobby Wiggins, spokesperson for Narconon®, an international organization fighting substance abuse and addiction through drug and alcohol rehabilitation. “There’s no tests to determine potential harm to someone who uses the drug. If they can promise a high similar to something a drug user already knows about and they can also claim it’s legal, these manufacturers can really make a killing.”

It’s not hard to understand the forces that drove some industrious individuals to develop this alternative to marijuana. Since 1996, the number of Americans using illicit drugs increased from 13 million to nearly 22 million in 2009. The largest drug of abuse is marijuana, with more than 16 million people using the drug every month. Any manufacturer who can put a cheap chemical substitute on the market has millions of potential users.

Spice, also known as “K2,” “Blaze” and “Red X Dawn” has been sold online, in head shops and a variety of retail outlets. Sometimes the packaging identifies the contents as incense.

Unfortunately, one of the effects of this action by the DEA will be to drive this trade underground. When a family finds that one of their members, young or old, is using Spice and can’t quit on their own, they need to act immediately. By helping the drug abuser or addict find a drug recovery service right away, they could save their loved one from arrest, damage to their health or even death from a seizure or accident. At the very least, they will help their loved ones lead drug-free, productive lives again, if the rehabilitation service has been proven effective.

At Narconon centers across the U.S. and around the world, addicts find lasting recovery in seven out of ten cases. Get more information about the Narconon drug rehabilitation program by visiting http://www.youtube.com/user/narconon#p/u/0/AlkKeOO-nTo.

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Death of Newborn Illustrates That Addiction Kills More than Just Addicts, Explains Narconon Director

Little Maggie May never saw her first Thanksgiving or her first Christmas. She died after being added to a washing machine with a load of clothes – by Lindsey Fiddler, her drug-addled mother.

On November 4, 2010, Maggie’s great-aunt noticed that Lindsey passed out on the couch without having the baby anywhere around her. She went looking for the ten-day-old baby. Understandably, the washing machine was not the first place she looked. By the time she located the baby in the washer, the infant was dead. The mother is now in jail, awaiting trial.

According to the great-aunt, Lindsey had been up for days, probably using meth. When police questioned the mother, she said she didn’t know how the baby got into the washer and that she didn’t use meth any more. But a toxicology scan showed that she tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine, benzodiazepine and opiates.

Those who don’t abuse drugs and have never been addicted may not be able to grasp how this could happen. Narconon is an international organization dedicated to eliminating addiction through effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation and drug prevention services. But someone who is on four different drugs like these is going to be hugely out of touch with reality. Who knows what her perceptions were like? All we know is that they were terrible enough to result in the death of a beautiful child.

Unfortunately, Maggie’s story is far from the only one of its kind. Hundreds of thousands of children suffer neglect, injury or death at the hands of substance abusing parents. One survey stated that substance abuse was involved in 75 percent of all foster home placements.

The answer is drug rehabilitation that works, that enables a parent to live a drug-free, productive life. Of parents who come to Narconon drug rehab centers around the world to recover from addiction, seven out of ten stay clean and sober after they get home. This means hundreds of children who have the opportunity to live safely in their own homes again.

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Eliminating Alcohol Abuse Can Alleviate a Long List of Social Ills, Reports Narconon Spokesperson

In 2005, the World Health Organization published a comprehensive summary of the world’s social burdens that result from alcohol abuse. The list was long and the conditions suffered in greater proportion by alcohol consumers were serious and often life-threatening.

Overall, the WHO reported that 4 percent of disease and 3.2 percent of all deaths around the world were attributed to alcohol. In developed countries, alcohol was the third most common risk to health.

There is every reason to eliminate alcohol dependence or abuse and no reason to allow it to go on. Narconon is an international organization dedicated to the elimination of addiction to both alcohol and drugs. Narconon offers drug rehabilitation and drug education at its more than 100 centers around the world.

The list of the conditions stated by the WHO as being caused by or worsened by alcohol abuse, dependence or addiction:

Cancers of the mouth (lip, tongue), pharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, colon, ovaries and liver.
Cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.
Hypertension (especially related to heavy drinking).
Haemorrhagic stroke even at low levels of drinking.
Liver cirrhosis.
Prenatal exposure results in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders including physical deformities and mental retardation.
Spontaneous abortion, low birth weight and prematurity.
Injury due to falls, fires or traffic accidents.
Self-inflicted injuries.
Injury from alcohol-related violence or sexual assault.
Risky sexual behavior resulting in sexually transmitted disease or unwanted pregnancy.
Additionally, some studies show a causal relationship to female breast cancer.

Around the world, people in nearly every country are experiencing harm from the abuse of alcohol. Simply eliminating the compulsion to drink would save more than a million lives every year and even more serious health conditions that don’t result in death.

But what is needed to alleviate these ills is an effective alcohol rehabilitation program, one that results in long-term sobriety after completion. Unfortunately, the stated success rate for many drug or alcohol rehabs is only 10 to 20 percent.

The Narconon program administered in recovery centers around the world enables seven out of ten graduates to stay clean and sober after they go home. With that much success, many of these injuries, illnesses and causes of death don’t have to be the fate of those who were formerly addicted to beer, wine, whiskey, vodka and other types of hard liquor.

For more information about Narconon, visit one of our many informational videos

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College Students Need to be Educated on Problems Related to Alcohol Abuse, Warns Narconon Director

When America’s young people go off to college, this is supposed to be the start of their adult lives and their careers. These young people should be getting educations that enable them to be the doctors, teachers, architects, software designers and engineers of our future.

What lies ahead for many of them is more than only classes, textbooks and exams. For many of them, years of alcohol street and prescription drug abuse will waste their talents and energies and impair their ability to get an education. Thousands of them will suffer injury, abuse or assaults related to alcohol or drug abuse. And too many will die.

A comprehensive report from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse states that half of America’s college students binge drink and abuse prescription and illegal drugs. Just what is binge drinking? It’s the consumption of five drinks in one sitting for a man and four drinks in one sitting for a female. Essentially, it’s drinking to get drunk or at least buzzed. Unfortunately, the culture on most of our college and university campuses not only condones this behavior, it encourages and enables it.

These students are at high risk for developing dependence on or addiction to the substances they are abusing. It’s common for college students to feel like they can handle heavy or frequent drinking in school. But in nearly every case, these young adults are poorly equipped to make judgments about how much is too much or to know when they have crossed the line to dependence. Few of them have any education on the hazards that can show up in a drunken party, for example.

The hazards can be disastrous. Every year, one hundred thousand women are victims of sexual assault or rape, related to alcohol abuse. Nearly three-quarters of a million students are injured in alcohol-related accidents. And 2,000 students die from alcohol poisoning or alcohol-related accidents or violence.

The media runs stories of deaths and injury from alcohol poisoning all too frequently. Like the story of Benjamin Harris at the University of Idaho who consumed as many as 15 shots on the night he turned 21. In July 2010, he was found unconscious at his fraternity and died before he could be gotten to a hospital.

And in August 2010 in Dallas, Texas, two girls who had participated in pledging activities at sororities were found passed out in their dorms. Both had to be treated for alcohol poisoning.

Heavy alcohol consumption has no more place in a college education than it has in any productive life. It’s up to parents to educate their children on substance abuse, particularly alcohol and prescription drugs. Open and honest communication about the problems that can result are essential in helping a young adult develop judgment.

It’s not something that colleges want to advertise that some of their students detour through a drug rehab before they can graduate. Many of them have made their ways to a Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. When they graduate from this program, seven out of ten go on to live clean and sober lives.

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A New Line of Weight Loss Psychology Books for Women

The New Year is coming, and people like to keep the resolutions they make. Symmetry Press offers help, with its new line ofweight-loss psychology books for women.

Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose — 3 volumes   for  the 3 stages of weight loss—START, STICK TO IT, and KEEP IT OFF.

These are handy advice manuals for women to use every day. The books are designed to be read one piece at a time, one a day. Each selection gives an effective dose of daily knowhow, encouragement, and inspiration.

The research shows it is staying on a diet (adherence) and not the particular diet that makes for successful weight loss. 1,2,3 Women who want to lose weight need good information and help with adhering, just like they now have with knowing what to eat. Judging by the statistics, the old formula [diet + exercise = weight loss] is not helping women to adhere. On any given day 45% of women are dieting, but 62% of women from 20 to 74 are still overweight.

Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet is a novel of passionate weight loss.

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ClinACE Initiates Global Clinical Research Awareness Day

The world and the new millennium stands witness to revolutionary breakthroughs happening in the medical research arena. New drug or botanical discoveries and therapies that will perhaps cure life threatening diseases and bring about improved quality of life – is the order of the day.

All this and more, possible due to endless and tireless work in the area of Research and Development by organizations united on one single front. To meet unending medical demand and necessities and make effective healthcare more accessible to the population at large.

Research on humans to harness the goodness of potential drugs has been carried out since centuries. Human Trials are a definitive and most important link in the process of Discovery to Development and Commercialization. However, tales of unethical and almost inhuman conduct related to these trials with little or no protection of subject rights have been etched in history and in the minds of many.

The beginning of every change is awareness. A new idea, thought ingrained to bring about a difference is worthy of its cause. Human Trials since long have been a topic of prejudice and of concern to a few. Are they safe? Are they necessary? And many more such queries would always remain in ‘a valley of doubt’ if not answered or addressed accurately.

‘Global Clinical Research Awareness Day’ – An initiative by ClinACE to bring to light the ethical framework of Clinical Research which has undergone an evolution from negative perception, injustice, and manipulation of subject rights to bringing safe, effective and quality healthcare without compromise. It is our endeavor to spread the good word about Clinical Research and Protection of Subject Rights.

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Miami Dentists Now Offers Dexis Platinum X-ray

Cosmetic Dentistry, Digital X-ray, cosmetic dentists, Miami dentists, Fort Lauderdale dentists, South Florida cosmetic dentist, Boca Raton Dentistry, Fort Lauderdale Dentistry, Miami Dentistry, Invisalign Always at the cutting edge in dentistry, Dr. Charles Nottingham and his team at Smile South Cosmetic Dentistry are now offering the top-of-the-line Dexis Platinum Digital X-ray system to their patients. The Dexis system provides dentists with choices among various state-of-the-art sensors and comes with intuitive, easy-to-use imaging software.

Digital x-rays offer several advantages to patients. Gone are the days of waiting for X-rays to be developed. The cosmetic dentists can view the X-ray images instantly and review them with patients on the computer screen right away. Patients spend more time discussing their teeth with the dentist and less time waiting for the x-rays to be ready. Viewing digital x-rays with our Miami dentists and Fort Lauderdale dentists also means patients will have a better understanding of their dental needs and will be able to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Dexis digital x-rays are more environmentally friendly and expose patients to less radiation than other systems. The system is ergonomically designed to maximize patient comfort. The Dexis patented WiseAngle Cable Exit makes procedures more comfortable for patients and provides cable flexibil¬ity to reduce stress on the equipment and increase its reliability.

“The Dexis system is a very affordable and effective x-ray option,” says Nottingham, a South Florida cosmetic dentist “It gives me very precise and clear images, allowing me to make accurate diagnoses. It’s cost effective and it saves me time, which also lowers my costs. I’m able to pass those savings on to my patients in the form of lower charges.”

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Community Groups: Connect Alcoholics With The Right Alcohol Treatment

Treatment-Centers.net was created by Internet marketing expert Bernie Grohsman, who lost his own brother to drug and alcohol addiction. Grohsman created the comprehensive, online directory to help other families avoid experiencing this painful loss. He recognizes, though, that not all alcoholics have family and friends upon which to rely in times of need, which is why he encourages community groups to use Treatment-Centers.net as a resource to find them alcohol treatment.

A member of the community group can browse the more than 11,000 addiction and alcohol treatment center listings, reducing the number by looking only at centers in or near the community. The member also can speak to a treatment counselor immediately by calling Treatment-Centers.net at (877) 335-4673. The directory’s treatment counselors can help narrow the many alcohol rehabilitation center options down to one. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to the listings in the directory and treatment counselors is free to community group members and anyone else seeking help.

If a community group wants to help an alcoholic not quite ready to seek alcohol treatment, it can encourage him or her to visit Treatment-Centers.net to learn more about its services and resources. In addition to the detailed alcohol treatment center listings, the website has extensive resources for alcoholics, including online assessments and a robust community areas. In the community areas, the alcoholic can communicate with other alcoholics in forums and chat rooms. The directory also frequently updates a blog with news and and words of inspiration relating to alcohol and drug addiction. Alcoholics who have used Treatment-Centers.net frequently say that having a place where they can get encouragement and feedback on a particular alcohol rehabilitation center has been the final push they need to enter treatment.

In addition to alcohol treatment center listings, Treatment-Center.net provides listings for other types of addictions as well. Community groups can turn to the directory and its counselors for help finding treatments for drug, sex and gambling problems.

About Treatment-Centers.net and Bernie Grohsman: Considered the leading Internet marketing expert in the behavioral healthcare field, Bernie Grohsman created the drug, sex, gambling and alcohol treatment center directory to provide free referrals to those in need. Visit Treatment-Centers.net for more information or call (877) 335-4673 to speak to a treatment counselor about finding the right alcohol rehabilitation center for a community member.

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Find Drug Treatments For Patients With Treatment-Centers.net

For years, Treatment-Centers.net has been helping physicians find drug treatments for patients who want to get sober and regain control of their lives. The online directory covers the entire country, and also can help those looking for a drug treatment center elsewhere in the world. Physicians and their patients have 24-hour access to more than 11,000 addiction intervention and treatment centers through the directory, plus 24-hour access to a treatment counselor to narrow the many options down to one. Treatment-Centers.net also has confidential, online assessments and an active user community that shares addiction and recovery experiences in forums and chat rooms. These community members also leave a rating and review of the drug treatment center at which they spent time getting sober. Access to the directory and its many community areas is free for physicians, their patients and anyone else seeking help.

Physicians begin their search for the right drug treatment center for a patient by filling out an online assessment form on his or her behalf. The confidential assessment asks for basic information such as the physician’s contact number – if he or she is handling intake for the loved ones or addict – and the best time to call. The physician also provides the patient’s medical history and information about the addict’s drug abuse. A treatment counselor then calls the physician at the time requested to discuss options for drug treatments. If a physician wants to speak to a treatment counselor right away, he or she can call (877) 335-4673. Physicians can also browse the directory – which is sortable by ratings and reviews – themselves.

In addition to listings for drug treatments and addiction interventions, Treatment-Centers.net provides listings for other types of addictions as well. Physicians can turn to the directory and its counselors for help finding treatments and addiction intervention for alcohol, sex and gambling problems. Treatment-Centers.net creator Bernie Grohsman founded the directory after losing his brother to drug and alcohol addiction, and he hopes it can prevent as many families as possible from experiencing that painful loss.

About Treatment-Centers.net and Bernie Grohsman: Considered the leading Internet marketing expert in the behavioral healthcare field, Bernie Grohsman created the online directory of addiction intervention and drug, alcohol, gambling and sex treatment centers to provide free referrals to those in need. Visit Treatment-Centers.net for more information or call (877) 335-4673 to speak to a treatment counselor about finding the right drug treatment center for a patient.

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Narconon Trois-Rivieres Hits Home with New Drinking and Driving PSA

The holiday season can bring wonderful times with many celebrations to be had, family and friends all coming together. For the staff at Narconon Trois-Rivieres this time of year especially is all about helping those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions, and part of this is effective drug and alcohol education. “With this new PSA we wanted people to see not only the good the holiday season can bring, but also the devastating impact drinking and driving can have on the individual and their loved ones,” commented JF Dubreuil, Director of Promotion and Marketing at Narconon Trois-Rivieres.

Drinking and driving impacts people all over the world and can tend to be even more devastating around this time of year. The consequences when caught driving under the influence are quite severe, and when another person is hurt or even killed because of it, everyone’s life is flipped upside down. “Unfortunately this is a very real part of alcohol addiction,” said Mr. Dubreuil. “It does not take much to affect your ability to operate a vehicle and make rational decisions. Our counsellors here speak with families every day looking to help a loved one whom is addicted to alcohol.”

“Video: Narconon Trois-Rivières – Don’t Drink and Drive PSA”

Narconon Trois-Rivieres offers a very extensive and in-depth alcohol and drug treatment program and in some cases people have been sent there because of a drinking and driving charge. The staff works hard to help these individuals regain control of their lives again, and through PSA’s like this one, hope to help prevent people from drinking and driving in the first place. “We want everyone to have a very safe and happy holidays, and don’t drink and drive,” added Mr. Dubreuil. “It doesn’t take much to take a cab, call a friend, or even stay the night, but please, for the sake of your family and friends, don’t get behind the wheel after drinking.”

For more information about their alcohol and drug rehab program, please call 1-877-782-7409 or visit the Narconon Trois-Rivières website at http://narconon.ca/.

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Global Health Progress Commends European Union and India Agreement Increasing Access to Drugs in Developing Countries

According to a Reuter’s article, the European Union (EU) and India have come to an agreement which should ease the process of exporting Indian drug manufacturers’medicines to developing countries, increasing these countries’ access to drugs.

Karel De Gucht, commissioner of the European Union (EU) has confirmed an agreement between the EU and India that will resolve some of the disputes that lead to the seizure of generic drugs in transit last year. This agreement will allow shipments of medication to pass through Europe to developing nations without being checked for anything except counterfeiting.

The new agreement will also amend custom codes allowing shipments of medications from India to reach countries located in South America via Europe. The confirmation comes amid trade talks between the EU and India.

Global Health Progress commends the agreements between the European Union and India, which will increase access to drugs, primarily generic medication, for underdeveloped countries. This process affects the affordability of generic medications to underdeveloped countries which fight the prominence of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.

Since the 1960s, the philanthropic efforts of research-based biopharmaceuticalcompanies have worked to get medicines to the people that need them the most. In 2005, biopharmaceutical companies responded to requests with more than $3 billion in medical products donated worldwide.

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Decreasing Alcoholism In Returning Troops Necessary

As America ‘s involvement in the war overseas begins to decrease and the currently deployed military personnel begin to come back home, an increase in alcoholism rates is expected.

“Historically, in wartime, alcoholism among those returning home increases,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “Military life in itself comes with stresses that civilian life just doesn’t bring. And, those involved in the military during wartime, encounter even more stress than during times of peace. After returning home, many find it difficult to re-adjust, experience extreme depression and some even suffer with post traumatic stress. This can result in an increase in alcohol consumption in an effort to try and deal with issues that arise from the experience. That is why it is so important for the community and professionals within the community to get involved and reach out to military personnel. Letting them know that support exists, should they need it, can really change the way that many individuals choose to deal with their issues.”

Mountainside has long been an advocate of community based initiatives that help individuals combat the threat of alcoholism and drug abuse. Research has shown that in communities that have an established education and support system, substance abuse rates decline.

For the past 12 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get and to remain sober.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 12 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

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What is the Best Way to Lose Weight? – One of the Topics that Inspired eMedToday

eMedToday is a new series of web sites that will address many health care issues, the first being, “What is the best way to lose weight ?” The site will be supervised by Graham Player, PhD who holds a Doctoral Degree in Health Science.

Graham Player PhD is the author of many books and internationally recognized for his work including “Everybody’s Health-Time to Reap the Benefits of East and West” and “Disease and Diagnosis for the Acupuncturist”. The web sites will be authoritative web sites that will contain content specifically chosen to help those who need information and solutions.

Weight loss is a problem of astronomical proportions in the U.S. alone. Nearly 64% of Americans are overweight and 325,000 deaths each year are directly related to obesity. The problem does not just concern adults; children are being affected as well. All of this has led to a multi-billion dollar weight loss industry.

eMedToday contains a variety of weight loss tools, tips and books all designed to provide the best information on “What is the best way to lose weight ?” In addition, the website will provide users with natural weight loss methods that include healthy food and exercise.

eMedToday will be launching the first website on weight loss but in the coming months there will be a variety of health topics in many areas including skin problems, heart problems, allergies, Alzheimer, diabetes and cancer.

eMedToday will be a trusted authority in the weight loss and other areas where people can access useful information.

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President Obama Declares December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

While alcohol is among the top substances that impair drivers, many don’t realize that other legal drugs cause impairment too.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently released a report that indicated that 33 percent of motor vehicle fatalities involved drugs of some sort. As a result of that study, President Obama officially declared December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.

“It’s all about awareness,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “When the President of the United States declares a certain month or certain day as an official day of recognition, it brings the issue to the forefront of our collective minds. I’m certain that many understand that drinking and driving are dangerous. But, those same people may think that driving under the influence of a prescribed medication is perfectly acceptable when, in fact, it’s not. Making the public aware that this problem exists is the first step in preventing traffic fatalities.”

Every year there are thousands of drivers, as well as passengers, who die while being under the influence of either legal or illegal substances. It’s important for all citizens to remember to make responsible decisions as a driver and passenger prior to taking medications which can alter one’s mental state.

President Obama has made combating impaired driving a priority in drug control and has set a goal of reduction of impaired driving related accidents by 10 percent by 2015. In order to do this, the Obama Administration is encouraging states to explore expanding state laws that would address this serious issue. In addition, law enforcement is working closely with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to incorporate proper training which will assist officers to more easily identify drivers who are impaired from a substance other than alcohol.

Long an advocate of education through awareness, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field; its treatment modalities are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get and to remain sober. In addition, its work in drug abuse prevention has been recognized on a national as well as global level.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 12 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

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3D/4D Ultrasound The Best Bonding Experience Available With Your Unborn Baby By Setting Up Your Appointment With Adorable Baby 3D/4D Ultrasound!

For a limited time, you can get a $10 discount just by mentioning this press release when you book your appointment.

When you first find out that you are pregnant, there are many things that will go through your mind. As your pregnancy continues and your unborn baby grows more and more, you will want to have the optimal bonding experiences with them.

This is especially something that the fathers are interested in. While the mothers can bond naturally by feeling the baby grow and kick in their wombs, fathers have this incredible chance to get a sneak peak at their baby before he or she is born.

Adorable Baby 3D/4D Ultrasound is the best place in Western California for you to get the best experience. Many people travel miles for the experience.

We are located at 411 Sycamore Valley Road West in Danville, California. We have different specials each month that will meet your needs. One of the best perks you will get by choosing us as your 3D/4D ultrasound provider is the fact that we offer a different approach to your typical hospital or doctor’s office setting. Our offices are private and comfortable, which is not something that you will usually get from your obstetricians office. Do you want more people to partake in your visit?

We have just the solution- our viewing room allows you to have up to five extra people to let in on your ultrasound.

Whether you want just a simple viewing to determine the gender of your baby, or you want to have ongoing visits to see your baby at different intervals of your pregnancy, we have just the package for you! Our packages start out at $75 and are very affordable no matter what your budget. You can even have your entire session set to a DVD so that you can cherish it for years to come. Your baby will look back on these videos in awe of the technology of being able to see footage before they were even born.

If you have any questions about what we offer, or our facilities, do not hesitate to contact our offices and consult with one of our professionals. One of the most common questions that we get from soon to be parents is if the procedure is safe. We can assure you that we follow strict guidelines and will offer you the safest 3D/4D ultrasound around.

Adorable Baby 3D/4D Ultrasound has been dedicated to serving parents-to-be for quite some time and would love to help you make incredible memories of your little one. Just remember, mention this press release to get $10 off of the price of your package. There has never been a better time.

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The Exercise Myths

There are still many popular misconceptions about how to lose weight or tone up stomachs, bottoms and thighs – with exercise routines left over from the days of ‘go for the burn’ aerobics and Jane Fonda-style videos.

Sit-ups have traditionally been thought of the best way to tone stomach muscles – but this might not be the case. Firstly, lots of sit-ups or crunches alone won’t tone a flabby belly – you need to combine any exercise with other exercises as well as eating a balanced diet. Sit-ups also target the most superficial ‘six-pack’ core muscles, but too many of these will cause the tummy to bulge out, leading to a pot belly.

Those trying to lose weight often believe that exercising for longer periods of time will lead to increased weight loss. But exercising hard for a long time will produce excessive amounts of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which begin to break down muscle tissue.

High-intensity exercise is good for heart health, but not effective for fat loss. Studies have shown the best way to burn fat is by carrying out moderate to light-intensity exercise, such as a brisk walk.

Those who are finding it hard to shift stubborn fat, should come for a consultation with an expert surgeon at The Hospital Group.

The Hospital Group offer a range of cosmetic procedures to help people achieve the perfect body, including tummy tucks and liposuction, as well as weight loss surgery, including gastric bypasses, balloons and bands.

David Ross, Chief executive of The Hospital Group, which has 19 clinics across the UK said: “People who come for a consultation have often been trying to beat the bulge through various diets and exercise regimes for years, but many do not have access to knowledge to make a lasting difference.

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