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12 Steps for the Rest of Us

While I am not a member of a 12 step program, I find the 12 steps are useful for anyone struggling with an addictiion. In reality, most of us have some kind of addictive or compulsive behavior that interferes with our happiness.
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Victimization of Transgender Youths Linked to Suicidal Thoughts, Substance Abuse

Victimization of Transgender Youths Linked to Suicidal Thoughts, Substance Abuse
AUSTIN, Texas - Sept. 19, 2017- In two peer-reviewed papers, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts as the general population, and they are up to four times as likely to engage in substance use. Depression and school-based victimization factored heavily into the disparities in both cases. The papers are the first set of studies using representative, population-based data to examine whether bias against transgender youths is associated with higher levels of suicidal thoughts and greater alcohol, cigarette and drug use.
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Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Ashtabula office

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center announce the opening of a new Ashtabula Office, located at 5021 State Road. While this is located in Ohio, we are able to serve clients from Pennsylvania as well. The new Ashtabula Office will offer survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Ashtabula County with an option to access specialized services including counseling, victim assistance and support groups close to home.
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AHF Praises Senator Bernie Sanders, Senate Colleagues on Introduction of 'Medicare For All' Legislation

WASHINGTON (September 13, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today praised the introduction of legislation that would make all Americans and U.S. residents eligible for Medicare.
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Global Fund Partnership has Saved 22 Million Lives

GENEVA - September 13, 2017  – Programs supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have saved 22 million lives, according to a report released today. The report also shows significant increases in the number of people receiving treatment for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and having an insecticide treated net to prevent malaria.
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Trans people with HIV from across the country gather at USCA

(DC-September 6, 2017)- In a milestone for transgender people of color representation in US HIV/AIDS advocacy work, Transgender Law Center's Positively Trans program is at this year's United States Conference on AIDS (AIDS), September 7th to 10th in D.C. Through workshops and two tables at the exhibition hall, Positively Trans, a program run by and for transgender people living with HIV, will showcase the work of over a dozen trans advocates from across the country.
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Foundation Offers Scholarships to Pa. Medical Students

Foundation Offers Scholarships to Pa. Medical Students
HARRISBURG, Pa. -The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society offers several scholarships available to Pennsylvania residents enrolled in fully accredited medical schools. 
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