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Billboard Advertising Hopes To Bring Awareness To Overdoses

If you've been following the movie awards season, then you're probably aware of the critically-acclaimed film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The concept behind it is pretty simple. A mother, dissatisfied with how law enforcement is handling her daughter's murder, erects several giant billboard ads to garner...

Scientists One Step Closer To Cocaine ‘Cure’

For decades, cocaine addiction has ravaged lives across the U.S. And though recovery treatment has helped make a dent in the amount of usage over the years, scientists have never given up on the notion of finding a "miracle cure." Well this past week, news...

Naloxone May Be Used To Fight Gambling Addiction

In our blogs, we have reported many times about the benefits of Naloxone and how it is helping to fight the nation's opioid crisis. A simple nasal spray, naloxone is commonly used in emergency overdose situations and works instantaneously (by blocking the production of dopamine). Now, researchers...

Alcohol-Related ER Visits Are On The Rise

For most of last year, we reported on the enormous amount of emergency room visits linked to opioid overdoses. And while those stories rightfully dominated the headlines, there was another startling fact that seemed to slip under the radar. 2017 also saw an incredible surge...

LAFD Launches New ‘Sober Unit’

We have often said that our city has some of the best firefighters in the world. Not only have they saved our own Santa Clarita community multiple times from deadly blazes, they also make a conscious effort to help support the recovery movement. This week...

Warning Issued About ‘Addiction Vultures’

Stories like this always break our heart, but they are important to get out to the public. In our field, just like all others, there are unscrupulous characters focused more on cash payouts than actually making a difference. Sometimes it's a unethical treatment facility, but...

Opioid Epidemic Linked To Surge Of Hep C Infections

As if America's opioid crisis wasn't bad enough. Now, apparently, it has created yet another ripple effect across the country, with a visible rise in Hepatitis C cases. According to recent statistics, the United States' overall rate of infections has more than doubled in the past decade....

#DryJanuary Becomes Viral Trend

Making resolutions is a big part of the new year's experience. And this month, a recovery themed one is beginning to go viral across several social media sites. Using the hashtag #DryJanuary, this trend is challenging Americans cut down on drinking and live a sober lifestyle...

The Repercussions Of California’s New Pot Laws

January 1st marked a big change for citizens of the Golden State. Now, licensed businesses across California can begin legally growing and selling marijuana for recreational use (as opposed to the medical stipulations that were previously in place). While weed supporters have clearly been excited...

Where Is The Opioid Crisis Heading In 2018?

As we close the chapter on 2017, there are certainly a lot of things to reflect upon regarding the state of addiction in the United States. Though many have a hard time admitting it, this has been one of the most devastating years in recent...

Hugh Hefner Sets Example With ‘Addiction-Free’ Trust

For many, the late Hugh Hefner exemplified excess and a life of indulgences. But he actually became a staunch recovery advocate throughout his later years, publicly speaking out against the dangers of addiction. And, interestingly enough, he demonstrated that stance even more after his passing; with particular...

Can Raising Prices Help Curb Alcoholism?

In the past few decades, we've seen a significant drop in cigarette use thanks (in part) to a change in public opinion and higher carton prices. Now that same logic may be applied to alcohol, with government officials discussing raising the price of booze nationwide.   Interestingly...

Links Identified Between Addiction And Dental Surgery

In our ongoing analysis of America's opioid crisis, we often reference doctors and pharmacists who have been singled out for overprescribing painkillers. But a new report has surfaced which is bringing the dental profession into the equation. Believe it or not, dentists and oral surgeons...

When Shooting Up Leads To Murder

This week, the website Mother Jones published a very telling piece about the realities of overdosing and what potential criminal charges can go along with it. Though many may not realize it, sharing a drug like heroin could actually lead to a murder conviction. As Mother Jones illustrates; it...

How America’s Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Children

There is no doubt that addiction can have a major ripple effect. Sure it causes tremendous damage to the person using, but overindulging in drugs like opioids have consequences that extend much further. The Associated Press zeroed in on that a bit further this week, releasing some...