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Addiction

5 Myths about Healthcare Data Privacy from an Addiction Center CEO

It happened to Target and recently we learned it happened to UPS stores, too. It went on for a year at the Montana Health Department and it happened to millions of customers of Kaiser Permanente Northern California. It's the theft of customer or patient data, and it can take place in many ways – a laptop goes missing, an employee downloads malware to an internal computer, someone on the inside intentionally...
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Addiction

Study Shows Addicts are Lower in Mindfulness

Studies have shown the benefit of mindfulness training added to substance abuse treatment. Now a study from the National Institutes of Health shows that lack of mindfulness may be one of the causes of substance abuse, in the first place.

The study calls mindfulness, a “way of being that is focused on the present moment in a non-judgmental, non-reactive, compassionate manner.” The researchers looked for mindfulness in a population 107 adults in residential treatment...
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Addiction

Robin Williams: A Devastating Loss

In Patch Adams, he made me cry. In Mork and Mindy, he made me laugh. In Good Will Hunting he made me believe. In absolutely everything he ever did, Robin Williams was a wizard and a trickster and about four steps ahead and beyond everyone else on the screen. I am personally devastated by his loss. Especially when it was so preventable.

Reports suggest that Mr. Williams was in rehab in early July. As is often...
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