Spare The Rod – Spare The Child

“If I was physically punished as a kid and turned out fine then why can’t I do it?” Studies and literature have found that physical punishment does not result in better outcomes, instead, it increases child aggression, antisocial behavior, mental health issues, and it lowers intellectual achievement as well as parent-child relationships.

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No One Can Gatekeep Your Recovery

Those mistakes and regrets committed against those you love and care about do not define who you are. They do not mean you are unworthy of amends. It makes the process of recovery more complex but recovery is not just about asking for forgiveness from others, it is also very much about forgiving yourself.

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Supervised Injection Facilities: It’s Not in the Name

A few years ago, Safehouse, a nonprofit in Philadelphia, attempted to establish the first legally sanctioned supervised injection facility in the U.S. but have been repeatedly prevented from doing so. Most recently, however, Rhode Island passed new legislation that will allow for a two-year pilot program to establish “harm reduction centers” in the state’s attempt […]

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