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What Is Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment?

By Kristance Harlow | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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There is no one-size-fits-all solution; any list of evidence-based treatments is going to include a wide variety of approaches.

7 Innovative Architectural Ideas With World-Changing Potential

By Kristance Harlow | March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Our ancient relatives, Homo heidelbergensis, were constructing shelters at least 400,000 years ago, and architectural innovation has been a defining feature of societies since then, changing to suit the needs and desires of the builders and occupants as they evolved. From energy-efficient designs to community-based spaces, these seven designs could help shape the future. 1. Silver Architecture…

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How Does AA Work? A Review of the Evidence

By Kristance Harlow | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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AA is cloaked in misconceptions and mysticism: a society of “former drunks” who tout spirituality as a means to cure the chronic, genetic, and life-threatening disease of alcoholism.

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Addiction or Mental Illness: Which Should You Treat First?

By Kristance Harlow | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Substance use can alter behaviors, moods, and personalities so severely for people with addiction that without specialized knowledge and experience, it’s difficult to determine underlying causes such as mental illness or trauma.

The Truth About Sexual Assault

By Kristance Harlow | October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Breaking down some of the most devastating and important statistics about sexual violence.

Inspirational Travel Quotes by Adventurous Women

By Kristance Harlow | March 6, 2018 | 4 Comments
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Travel quotes, whether you can travel or not, remind us that the world is diverse and full of wonder. Travel takes us out of our comfort zones.

What Poverty Looks Like and Who Uses Food Stamps

By Kristance Harlow | February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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It is long past time to stop making judgments about what poverty looks like. Impoverished people do not fit into a neat stereotype of what acceptable poverty is or isn’t.

Lack of Resistance is Not Consent, It’s Assault

By Kristance Harlow | January 4, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Sexual assault and harassment boil down to a violation of one basic principle: consent. Never assume consent. Lack of resistance is not consent.

Gendered Language in 12-Step Programs

By Kristance Harlow | December 20, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Resistance to changing the gendered text of AA literature places an unfair burden on the many people who want to get sober but feel ostracized by the oppressive language. It others people in a program that is specifically meant to be inclusive to all.

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Ten Things Survivors Should Know About the Title IX Rollback

By Kristance Harlow | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos warned that she would not protect the Obama-era guidelines that helped schools establish systems and policies for investigating allegations of sexual misconduct. As early as January, during her confirmation hearings, DeVos said she would not commit to protecting those guidelines.

Find help for a crisis by texting, calling, or chatting online with these free crisis organizations. Looking for one outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

Crisis Text Line
Text: “HOME” to 741741

Suicide Lifeline
Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Call: 1-800-273-8255

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

The Trevor Project
Text “START” to 678678
1-866-488-7386

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region, the numbers can vary greatly depending on where you live. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

Americas

911

The Americas

Europe

112

Europe

Africa

112 & 999

Africa

Asia

112, 999, 110

Asia

Oceania

112, 911, 999, 111, & 000

Oceania

These online and international resources may help you anywhere you are located. Looking for local support outside of the USA? Check out our support listings.

DV Support Abroad
Call toll-free worldwide
1-833-723-3833

I'm Alive Virtual Crisis Center
Live chat with trained volunteers

Crisis Connections
24/7 crisis support with interpretation in 155+ languages