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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Helpful Pets

It’s well known that having a pet  lowers stress and improves health. But what if you—and your pet—could have the same impact on others in need?

Pet therapy teams are a growing trend. Owners and animals can sign up to help those who are recovering from injury or illness feel a little bit better about their day. If you and your pet are interested in helping out, USA Today has a list of organizations that can help you join the pet therapy brigade!

Have you ever thought of helping others with your pet? How has having a pet helped you?

Posted: 5/1/08