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New Marijuana Research Raises Concerns

There is no doubt that marijuana is much more widely accepted now than it used to be. Just a handful of years ago, it was classified as a dangerous hallucinogen and lumped into the "illegal drug" category. But times have changed and, in California at...

Purdue Pharma Lawsuit Gets Personal

Anyone following our blogs knows that we've referenced corporate giant Purdue Pharma many times. The Connecticut based OxyContin maker most recently made headlines because of a massive lawsuit that involved multiple states. The crime? Helping to fuel the opioid crisis and killing thousands of U.S. citizens.   We are...

New Anti-Opioid PSA’s Released

Since taking office two years ago, President Donald Trump made some bold promises to help combat America's opioid epidemic. Well now, his administration is taking what they believe to be an important step forward. This week, they released four anti-addiction public service announcements focusing specifically on the...

Could LSD Be Used To Treat Addiction?

We have to admit, this latest news story even caught us by surprise. For decades, the psychedelic hallucinogen LSD (also known as "acid") has been grouped with harmful substances like ecstasy. But similar to the recent stance on marijuana, the public may be turning a corner on...

California Med Schools Shift Focus Toward Opioid Crisis

Just how serious has America's opioid crisis become? So serious that combating it is now part of regular med school curriculums. California's own UC San Francisco School of Medicine made headlines this week after opening up new fellowships on addiction treatment, with a special emphasis on...

Naloxone Recall Alert Issued

One word that has become synonymous with America's opioid crisis is naloxone. The overdose antidote has been praised by law enforcement and medical professionals as a powerful tool to combat fatalities associated with this addiction. But it is now important to note that some batches of...

‘Walk Like MADD’ Promotes Safety And Sobriety

You've probably heard us bring up the MADD organization many times in our blogs. Also known as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, it's a non-profit that has helped educate millions about the dangers of being wasted behind the wheel. Well, what many people may not know about this movement...

Opioids Blamed For 1 In Every 5 Young Adult Deaths

Consider this a hash warning for twenty and thirty-somethings. According to some new research released by TIME Magazine, opioids are now responsible for one in every five deaths among young people. As you would expect, overdoses are the prime culprit; caused by everything from pills to heroin...

New York Overdose Deaths Occur Every 7 Hours

Exactly how bad has substance abuse gotten in the city of New York? So bad that local officials are issuing "cocaine safety tips" to discourage users from overdosing. Truth be told, this story actually ties back to an earlier report we covered. In it, we...

West Covina Mayor Steps Down Over Addiction

Local addiction stories often pique our interest because they bring this issue home and show people just how close problems like the opioid crisis truly are. Case in point: the abrupt resignation of West Covina Mayor Mike Spence, who saw a promising political career ruined by...

ADHD Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise

At their core, prescription medications are meant to help and heal. But, as we've seen with the recent opioid crisis, there are often times when they can be abused and lead to full blown addictions. For children and teens, this can be a harsh reality...

Articles Profile Chefs And Addiction

We all know that addiction can touch every type of occupation. But it's interesting to point out the impact it has had among professional chefs. In a recent article on TheFix.com, several high-profile culinary pros shared their struggles with various dependencies. They also pointed out, as a...

How The Opioid Crisis Is Wrecking Economies

If you want to get a closer look at just how damaging America's opioid crisis is, you need look no further than the community of Long Island, New York. In a recent report from Newsday, the working class region was shown to have taken an incredible economic...

Recovery Fitness Regimens

If you think about it, recovery is built around the fundamental theme of health. Cleansing the body of toxins, rejuvenating your inner being and, truth be told, getting your physique back into fighting shape. At Valley Recovery Center, exercise is an essential component of that process;...

Six States File Suit Against Purdue Pharma

If you've been following our blogs, then you're certainly aware of Purdue Pharma and the OxyContin drugs that get manufactured out of their Connecticut plant. Well now, several attorney generals are hoping to put a dent in their big business dealings with six state lawsuits. Texas, Florida,...

Supreme Court Overturns Sports Gambling Ban

It's not often that we turn to the pages of Sports Illustrated for our blog source material, but this week we feel it is important and appropriate. Why? Because The Supreme Court made a major move in the world of gambling, choosing to overturn a previous federal ruling that...