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Groups Make a Magical Night Possible

With the cost of attending a high school prom pushing the limits of affordability, many girls with fewer financial resources are having to sit out a major life event because of the expenses. When a young woman has one, or both parents in recovery, the cost may be pushed past affordability.

Several groups are working to make a dream come true for many young ladies who otherwise would have to stay home that special night.

Belle of...
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HGHT Safe For Addicts in Recovery?

Bicycle racing champion, Lance Armstrong denied allegations of doping and HGH use until 2013. The multi-winner of Tour de France had fallen under a cloud that many, in his sport, say is wide-spread. Knowledge within athletics may be wide-spread.  Outside of sports, not as much; knowledge of HGH is limited and often confused.

There’s a lot of information – and disinformation – going around.

What is the truth?

Growth hormone in sports deals with the use of...
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History of Liposuction and Two Healthy Alternatives

When JoAnn turned 50, she became concerned about the “turkey wings” under her upper arms. She felt that she was turning into her grandmother, one ounce of fat at a time.

Busy with work and community work, JoAnn couldn’t find space on her calendar for a regular workout. She did what hundreds of thousands of people do each year.  She turned to liposuction.

Liposuction, or just lipo, is a cosmetic surgical operation that takes fat from different...
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Drugs & Substance Abuse

Vaping and Substance Abuse: Is There a Connection?



The CDC National Youth Tobacco Survey of 2012 has found the popularity of vaping devices increasing among the youth. Between 2011-2012, the use of e-cigarettes has more than doubled in popularity among middle and high school students. During the same period, over million middle and high school students reported having tried e-cigarettes on at least one occasion.

With a broad range of e-cigs, hookah pens and vape-pens, it’s easy to get confused with the different products. Yet, they all share a common element....
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Laser Treatment for Sunspots Isn’t Just for Seniors Anymore



Selfies are taking over the world. Even President Obama has been known to snap a selfie or two. People in recovery are no different. We want to display to our family and friends the “new” us. New hairstyles, new attitude, new reasons for living. We hold the camera phone up, snap a picture and boom — the image is all over the globe.

So are our sunspots and freckles.

While we’re busy taking our photos, those reverse-angle images are also showing a startling revelation to...
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Is Laser Eye Surgery for You?



When Keith Richards had laser eye surgery done in 2012 he got the attention of many baby boomers who may have thought about the corrective surgery but never pursued it.  The legendary guitarist for the Rolling Stones has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse and even a fractured skull after he fell out of a tree in Fiji after a night of drinking.

Richards may be music’s ultimate survivor, but not even the potentially immortal Richards can stop time in its tracks.

For Richards,...
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STOP! That Shampoo has Alcohol — Safe Products for Personal Grooming

Because of extensive drinking and drugging, many addicts screw up their body chemistry. In early stages of recovery as the body works to achieve some level of normalcy, the body care products — makeup, hair care and sunscreen — may be irritating at first. Another challenge for someone in recovery is the number of personal care products that contain alcohol.

While the small amount of alcohol may not be harmful, many individuals who are in recovery...
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Chiropractic Care an Integral Part of Recovery

Chiropractic care is an option to treat and relieve pain and stiffness. Frequently, patients who previously felt that pain had to be managed through prescription can now be relieved in a drug-free regiment.

Chiropracticis a medical procedure that treats bone alignment problems. Often the result is improved well-being. The holistic approach used in some treatment programs for pain management is perfect for an addict beginning their path to sobriety.

Chiropractic care as a component of addiction treatment allows clients to enjoy a more natural...
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