New Jersey Brings Mobile Recovery to the Streets

Residents of Morris County should watch for a new vehicle roaming its at-risk areas. Hope One, a mobile recovery access center, is officially bringing addiction treatment to the streets. The goal of the program is to remove barriers that prevent people from getting the treatment they need. Jennifer Carpinteri, County Director of Human Services, explains,…

Introducing the Morris County Hope One mobile treatment unit - it's a lifesaver.

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    It’s true – hangovers are just plain awful. But new research has found that those who are genetically predisposed to alcoholism may actually hold onto the painful memory of them more than the average joe. Let’s dig in… Family History Impacts How You Remember Hangovers Dr. Richard Stephens, a psychologist at Keele University, set out…

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