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Dealing with alcoholism and depression with a text message

The last thing an alcoholic wants, besides a hangover, is to be reminded that she has a "drinking problem."

I know. Back in my drinking days I would avoid conversations about last night's festivities - especially if I had been in a blackout most of the night. Which is why I think this will work: Txt message from the ER cuts binge drinking.

Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking...
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Flori-duh: Don’t bet on managed physical and mental health care for the poor

This month Florida became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed for people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorders.

This is remarkable because Florida is not known for its progressive and humane treatment of people with serious mental illnesses. In fact, Florida is the state that last year executed John Ferguson, a 65-year-old man with schizophrenia who believed that he was the immortal prince of God and...
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