Editorial: Downtown Seattle Feels Unsafe. Fix It

Editorial: Downtown Seattle feels unsafe. Fix it

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The clearest, longest-term fix for Seattle's problem lies in Olympia. A fully funded public mental-health and substance-abuse treatment system would save police time, retailer headaches and, most important, lives wasted by untreated illness. This …
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QUIZ: Are you addicted to the internet?

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Internet addiction is not classified as a mental illness in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) so none of the costs of the treatment are covered by insurance. Dr. Kimberly Young, who founded the program at Bradford Regional Medical Center …
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Young Americans' Prescription Med Abuse Still Down: Report

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The results showed that while an estimated 23 million Americans 12 or older needed treatment for abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol in 2012, only 2.5 million (about 11 percent) of those people received it in a specialized treatment setting. "These …
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FDA Orders Tougher Warnings on Pain Killer Drugs to Prevent Addiction and

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The U.S. Federal Drug Administration ordered drug makers to put tougher warnings on the most commonly taken painkillers amid the disturbingly rising addiction and overdose leading to deaths. (Photo … Prior to the new FDA policy, these drugs were …
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