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Never Forget, But Keep Moving Forward

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All Zach Carlisle ever wanted was to fit in and have friends. He primarily spent his childhood in Flower Mound, Texas, where he grew up in a loving, supportive, and religious home. He was a shy and reserved child with a few friends but he yearned to really belong with a group of his peers. Eventually, he connected with some older friends, but they weren’t the greatest friends for a young teen like him who just wanted to fit in.


Finding‌ ‌Hope‌ ‌In‌ ‌a‌ ‌Brand‌ ‌New‌ ‌Beginning‌ ‌

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James Stewart was born on the East Coast but primarily grew up in Orange County, California. As a kid, he and his family moved around a lot, which was difficult at times but it afforded him many different opportunities and experiences. With the blessing of a supportive home and two loving parents, James describes his childhood as a wonderful experience overall.


Texas Drug Laws: What Happens If You Get Charged With Possession in Texas?

Drug laws vary from state to state, but in Texas, drug possession is a serious offense that could potentially land you in jail.

If you are caught with controlled substances or driving under the influence in Texas, you could go to jail for a long time. That said, depending on the charges and your criminal history, your defense attorney may be able to help reduce your sentence by recommending that you go to rehab instead of jail.

Below, we provide more details about Texas drug laws and the possible charges and penalties you could face if you’re caught with controlled substances in Texas. We also provide information about alternative sentencing with court-ordered rehab.


Oregon Becomes the First U.S. State to Legalize Magic Mushrooms for Therapeutic Use

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With the passing of Measure 109 last week, Oregon officially became the first U.S. state to legalize psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) for therapeutic use in mental health treatment.1,2

However, the recent legalization of magic mushrooms for therapeutic use does not mean Oregonians can buy the drug at stores or take it home with them. Instead, psilocybin use will only be legally available through a regulated and state-licensed psilocybin clinic.


How To Educate Children About Addiction

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Children are likely to be exposed to drugs and alcohol in some capacity at an early age. The best thing parents can do to prepare and protect kids is to educate them about the risks. The ways in which parents approach discussions about addiction will vary as children grow and change, but keeping the dialogue open is the best way to help them navigate peer pressure, addiction in the family, and other significant related issues they may face as they grow.

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