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    There was a time in the not so distant past that all addicts were treated with the same kinds of therapies, regardless of their gender. However, in light of ongoing research, women are known to have very real needs that are specific to their gender and as a result, therapeutic intervention must be tailored to these needs. Per Wickstrom of US Addiction Services, The Best Drug Rehab and several other treatment facilities explains that biology is only one player. Societal and environmental triggers also need to be accounted for and in his words, “Quite frankly, those triggers are different in […]
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    Saturday 24 September 2016 Conference. Thank you for inviting me here to address you and I apologise about the disruption caused by the other engagement this morning. Thank you to you all for the inspirational contribution that you and the women that have come before you make to this incredible movement of ours. I know everyone in this room today will want to join me in offering Sarah Champion our full and warmest support. Sarah you are a truly inspiring campaigner, who we all have complete trust in and I know you will continue with the excellent work you are doing. The advances […]
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    [This blogpost was updated in light of developments on 2 April 2016.] Illegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism meaning “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”. According to Wikipedia: “The phrase originated during World War II. Lexicographer Eric Partridge attributes it to British army intelligence very early in the war (using the plural dative/ablative illegitimis). The phrase was adopted by US Army General “Vinegar” Joe Stillwell as his motto during the war. It was later further popularized in the US by 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.” It just happens at this very moment in time that Presidents of two […]
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