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Pathways Celebrates Carteret’s LGBTQ Pride Day

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By Anna Pepe, Clinical Supervisor The borough of Carteret and Mayor Daniel Reiman proclaimed this past Saturday, June 23, 2018 as LGBTQ PRIDE Day. GSA stands for Gender & Sexuality Alliance and is a student led club run by the Pathways School Based Youth Services Program at Carteret High School. A Pride flag raising event took place to acknowledge the importance of the GSA and the LGBTQ community in Carteret. Mayor Reiman spoke of the importance of LGBTQ rights and invited GSA members to raise the Pride flag located at the Memorial Municipal Building. The event consisted of a performance by the Varsity Vocals group of CHS as well as Rich Hennessy, a New York based performing artist from Carteret, who was excited to return and give back to the community and support the GSA. Two GSA members spoke at the flag raising ceremony. A Carteret High School (CHS) student...
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NOV
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending November 14, 2014

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NOV
10
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending November 7, 2014

The content of this email does not represent the official views or policies of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. The content has been collected from a variety of sources and is provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NCADD of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. If you do not wish to receive this email in the future, simply respond to it and stating “DELETE ME” in the subject line. A Family’s Truth about Marijuana Depends on the Family What is the truth about marijuana? As long as I’ve been an adult I’ve known people who smoke marijuana, and they certainly don’t fit the stereotype of skater dude or hippie holdover. Please click here to read more. FDA Hearing Yields Little Consensus on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids After 2 days of public hearings addressing ways to make it...
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OCT
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending October 3, 2014

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SEP
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending September 5, 2014

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AUG
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap week ending August 8, 2014

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} Don’t Blame Legal Medical Marijuana for Increasing Teen Use Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to a rise in use among teens, according to a new study. Contrary to a widespread assumption that legalizing medical marijuana will increase substance use among teenagers, a recent study conducted by D. Mark Anderson, Benjamin Hansen and Daniel I. Rees and published by National Bureau of Economic Research found that the rising use of marijuana by high school students can be explained by other factors. Click here to continue reading. Researchers look at prescription opioid abuse among young adults in NYC The prevalence of heroin use has been rising steadily in the U.S in recent...
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JUL
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Weekly ATOD & Advocacy Recap for week-ending July 18, 2014

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JUN
23
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Weekly ATOD Recap & Advocacy for week-ending June 20, 2014

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JAN
31
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending January 31, 2014

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JAN
24
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ATOD & Advocacy Recap - Week ending January 24, 2014

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} The problem of symptoms and signs One of the first things you learn about in medical school is the difference between symptoms and signs. Symptoms stem from patients’ subjective experiences — how they’ve been feeling or what seems off to them. For example, “my stomach hurts,” “I feel tired,” or “my arm itches.” These complaints cannot be verified by lab tests or imaging. We simply have to rely on the patient’s word. On the other hand, there are signs. Fever. Rapid heart rate. Abnormal white blood cell counts. Doctors and nurses can objectively identify these characteristics, using everything from physical exams to high-tech gadgets. These findings independently clarify the patient’s...
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