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National Drug Take-Back Day Happens This Weekend

Mark your calendars. This Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is pushing out a major movement called National Drug Take-Back Day. The concept is simple. Through media and online promotions, people across the country will be encouraged to dispose of all excess prescription medications in an...

Addiction Education May Begin In Kindergarten

How early is too early to begin educating children about the dangers of drugs? In Ohio (a state that happens to be hit the hardest by America's opioid crisis) the answer is six years old and younger. That's right, local lawmakers are pushing through a...

Funeral Industry Tapped For ‘Scared Straight’ Programs

Nothing can illustrate the ravages of addiction more than a casket with a loved one inside. And tragically, these instances are happening more and more thanks to the surge of overdose deaths caused by America's opioid crisis. In a drastic attempt to educate users about...

Non-Alcoholic ‘Mocktails’ Are On The Rise

This week, Forbes put out a very interesting article about a new industry that appears to be booming. In a top trending article on their site, they profiled several non-alcoholic spirits companies that are pulling in big business with "mocktail" recipes and bar beverages that remove all...

Cartels Now Reportedly Cashing In On The Opioid Crisis

For decades, news stories have been publicizing the nefarious actions of America's drug cartels. Whether it's cocaine, heroin, or what have you, these organized crime syndicates have built literal empires off of the sales of illegal narcotics. And one new report is highlighting their recent...

Google Begins Regulating Treatment Ads

In the modern world, one of the most effective ways of advertising is through the Google search engine. Billions of people use it daily and, through its unique marketing features, anyone who types in a term can see related ads that accompany it. But now, the web...

Lawmakers Take Action Against ‘Fake Drug Tests’

With the opioid crisis on the rise nationwide, it does make sense for employers to monitor and promote sobriety in the workplace. And for decades now, the common way of carrying that out has been with random on site drug tests. Well, many addicted workers...

Warning Issued For Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

We certainly don't need to go into the horrific overdose rates brought about by the nation's opioid addiction crisis. But recently, a much more dangerous mixture has entered the equation and may soon be responsible for an increase in painkiller-related fatalities. We're talking about "Speedballs,"...

MyPillow Becomes Sobriety Success Story

For those who think it's difficult to turn your life around after an addiction, we give to you the story of MyPillow. This unique startup, which sells sleep items via TV commercials, is now worth $300 million thanks to founder (and recovery advocate) Mike Lindell.   Lindell recently spoke...

Gambling Addiction On The Rise Among Teens

A few decades back, it never seemed feasible that children could fall prey to a gambling addiction. With casinos enforcing strict "21 And Over" policies and hard regulations for lottery ticket sales, it just wasn't a legitimate concern. Now, however, the accessibility of online betting...

Boston Medical Center Offers Recovery Cooking Classes

Eating right is certainly an important part of treatment process. Cleansing the body with a detox diet, focusing on health and removing internal toxins can do wonders for people who are curbing a serious addiction.  And over in New England, Boston Medical Center is taking...

Job Loss And The Opioid Crisis

You may not think America's opioid epidemic is affecting you directly, but the truth is you're wrong. Even if no one in your inner circle is facing a painkiller dependency (which is becoming more and more rare), you are beginning to feel its effects in...

‘WIRED’ Explores Tech And Recovery

WIRED isn't a magazine you initially think of when it comes to addiction and recovery. The famed tech publication is much more famous for delivering stories about Google or programatic algorithms. But interestingly enough, this month they did do an expose on substance abuse and the...

Opioid Overdose Exhibit To Open In D.C.

Within the past decade, tens of thousands of Americans have lost their lives because of opioid and painkiller addictions. And now, the National Safety Council is aiming to address that with a special "Overdose Exhibit" set to debut at the White House this month. The temporary art...

San Diego Commits $125 Million To Fight Addiction

We love publishing positive stories from our home state. And this week, our neighbors from the south in San Diego made an important move in the battle against addiction. The Board of Supervisors from that county have voted unanimously to increase treatment programs for their...

Non-Opioid Painkillers May Be Coming Soon

America's addiction crisis got some positive news this week after federal officials revealed that they are working to get non-opioid painkillers onto the market in the very near future. As we all know, these prescribed drugs have been wreaking havoc and leading to tens of...