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Jessica lives in Northern Utah, mom of 2 boys 11 & 9 years old and a 10 month old baby girl. Jessica is also a recovering addict. She is passionate about helping people lead a healthier life style & showing them there is another way...

Jessica lives in Northern Utah, mom of 2 boys 11 & 9 years old and a 10 month old baby girl. Jessica is also a recovering addict. She is passionate about helping people lead a healthier life style & showing them there is another way...

Jessica lives in Northern Utah, mom of 2 boys 11 & 9 years old and a 10 month old baby girl. Jessica is also a recovering addict. She is passionate about helping people lead a healthier life style & showing them there is another way...

Jessica lives in Northern Utah, mom of 2 boys 11 & 9 years old and a 10 month old baby girl. Jessica is also a recovering addict. She is passionate about helping peop..

Jessica lives in Northern Utah, mom of 2 boys 11 & 9 years old and a 10 month old baby girl. Jessica is also a recovering addict. She is passionate about helping people lead a healthier life style & showing them there is another w..

Jessica lives in Northern Utah, mom of 2 boys 11 & 9 years old and a 10 month old baby girl. Jessica is also a recovering addict. She is passionate about helping people lead a healthier life style & showing them there is another way...

Jessica lives in Northern Utah, mom of 2 boys 11 & 9 years old and a 10 month old baby girl. Jessica is also a recovering addict. She is passionate about helping people lead a healthier life style & showing them there is another way...

Vulnerability The Birthplace of Trust Love Belonging and Courage

Vulnerability The Birthplace of Trust Love Belonging and...

By Jessica Benson

"There's a lot of mythology about vulnerability, and the big one is that it's weakness" -Best-selling author Brene Brown. Brown's new Netflix special "Brene Brown: The Call to Courage" is spreading her message about embracing our vulnerabi

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A Safety First Drug Class Much Different Than Just Say No

A Safety First Drug Class Much Different Than Just Say No

By Jessica Benson

What do you guys think about this? The "just say no" idea to abstain from drugs and alcohol once seemed simple but not very educational. Now there is a different approach- telling teenagers the TRUTH with a "safety first" mentality. This

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More Than 17 Million Americans Affected By Alcohoilsm

More Than 17 Million Americans Affected By Alcohoilsm

By Jessica Benson

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance 17.6 million American adults are being affected by alcohol. 1 of 12 actually have an alcohol-use disorder! The council reported that 7 million children live in a home wher

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Preventing Addiction With Insight

Preventing Addiction With Insight

By Jessica Benson

Researchers at the University of Utah College of Social Work testing mindfulness training to disrupt the development of conditioned behaviors. "Imagine having a way to inoculate people against addiction, one of our biggest public health cr

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Lady Gaga Educates about Substance Use Anxiety and Depression

Lady Gaga Educates about Substance Use Anxiety and...

By Jessica Benson

Lady Gaga is making headlines for the non profit organization she started with her mother seven years ago the Born This Way Foundation. “We were driven by the belief that a kinder, braver world was possible, and we were inspired by

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The Crack Cocaine of Gambling?

The Crack Cocaine of Gambling?

By Jessica Benson

The "Crack Cocaine of Gambling" An electronic gambling machine called the fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) is the shiny new toy for the die-hard gamblers in the UK. Since 2008 a collective 8 billion pounds (equivalent to $12 billion) has

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Trauma and Addiction Recovery Workbook [BOOK REVIEW]

Trauma and Addiction Recovery Workbook [BOOK REVIEW]

By Jessica Benson

We highly recommend the following book review published by AddictionBlog.org on "Trauma and Addiction Recovery." The book is authored by Lisa M. Najavits, PhD (best selling author of the book, Seeking Safety. Trauma Is Personal

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Lawmakers Seek Solutions to Improve Opioid Addiction Recovery

Lawmakers Seek Solutions to Improve Opioid Addiction...

By Jessica Benson

Universe.byu.edu Lawmakers seek solutions to improve opioid addiction recoveryUniverse.byu.eduSALT LAKE CITY — Mindy Vincent knows exactly how difficult it is to help opioid addicts recover without adequate resources. (Tr

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Hookah Smoking as Toxic as Cigarettes

Hookah Smoking as Toxic as Cigarettes

By Jessica Benson

A new study has found that, contrary to widespread beliefs among users, hookahs filter out only a tiny proportion of the toxic metals found in tobacco smoke. The popularity of hookahs is driven by myths about their safety, such as the effec

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