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About 35 – 40 attorneys and staff from Pierce Atwood LLP’s Portland office were at Crossroads for Women®’s Windham, ME facility yesterday as part of their annual Day of Community Service. The crew worked hard all day painstakingly clearing bamboo, painting inside and out, gardening, mulching, planting, among other projects. Their hard work left a…

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As mentioned in an earlier blog post, Crossroads for Women® was chosen by Pierce Atwood LLP to be involved with its annual Day of Community Service. The event was supposed to take place today, but bad weather has postponed the day until Tuesday, July 24th. Mainers in the Greater Portland area can, however, still find…

Senate Committee Recognizes Addiction as a Disease

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) recently passed legislation to recognize addiction as a disease and change the names of two national institutes. Senate Bill 1011, the Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act of 2007, was introduced by Senator Biden (D-DE) with original co-sponsors Senator Kennedy (D-MA) and Senator Enzi (R-WY).…

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Five Subtypes of Alcoholism

Researchers have identified 5 distinct subtypes of alcohol dependence, according to a new study by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Our findings should help dispel the popular notion of the ‘typical alcoholic,’” notes first author Howard B. Moss, M.D., NIAAA Associate…