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Now, beauty products get high on cannabis; is it safe to use weed to enhance looks?

Now, beauty products get high on cannabis; is it safe to use weed to enhance looks?

While the market for beauty and skin care products continues to thrive with agog customers making a beeline for every new launch, the introduction of a new range of skincare products infused with cannabis is creating ripples not only among the common people but also among aficionados. These cannabis-infused skincare products are creating a buzz, grabbing eyeballs of many. Even though there is no dearth of beauty products and devices in the market, cannabis merchandises seem to have an edge over them. Continue reading

Spotlight on treatments: Individual Addiction Counseling

Spotlight on treatments: Individual Addiction Counseling

Individual Addiction Counseling (IAC) is a one-on-one process between a recovering addict and a personalized counselor. The development of the IAC model was sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a component of outpatient addiction treatment. IAC focuses on stopping the abuse of all substances as well as addressing aspects of recovering addicts’ lives that may cause them to relapse, such as unemployment or family dysfunction. Patients learn coping skills that will allow them to resist cravings and maintain their abstinence once counseling has been completed (Darthmouth College, “Individual addiction counseling (IAC): Clinician manual”). Continue reading