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Homeless Shelters Start Enforcing Sobriety Rule

Tragically in our home city of Los Angeles, homelessness has hit an all-time high. Across districts like downtown, tents and benches are filled with people who are now living on the streets. To their credit, several shelters are starting to emerge and welcoming in people...

Internet Gambling May Lead To New Addiction Crisis

If you think the rising trend of internet gambling isn't serious, take a look at the latest  headline coming from The Hill. This week, the political site referenced a hearing that took place run by House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Chair James Sensenbrenner. In...

Google Searches May Be Able To Predict Overdoses

In the world of recovery and addiction, one of the million dollar questions has always been: Can we ever get to a point where we can predict an overdose before it happens? Science and technology often enter that conversation, which may soon have an answer. According...

New Alcohol Diabetes Warning Issued

It is common knowledge that indulging in alcohol consumption after being diagnosed with diabetes is risky. On its own, booze can create a myriad of health problems. And over excessive drinking with a pre-existing condition can make things much worse. Now however, newer data has been released...

Recovery Books For Your Holiday Reading List

Thankfully for most of us, the holidays mean extra down time to relax and be with family. If you do have more quiet moments this December, we highly recommend adding some important recovery books to your reading list. TheFix.com did a fantastic job outlining some key literature to...

How Loneliness Can Contribute To Addiction

It has long been said that loneliness can be a big contributing factor to forming a drug or alcohol addiction. By nature we are a social species, which is why being isolated often leads to depression and a penchant for substance abuse escapism. Recently this...

Sober Chefs Lead By Example

We've always been a fan of the Men's Health magazine and not just because we run a sober living home for men. Its purpose is to inspire guys of all ages to live a better lifestyle, with an emphasis on weight loss, fitness and clean living. The...

Addressing Addiction Through Theatre

In recent months, there have been several films and television shows addressing addiction and the opioid crisis. But one other outlet that makes the experience especially personal is live theatre. And over on Broadway in New York, a new play is getting rave reviews for...

MADD Issues Holiday DUI Alert

We have praised the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization (also known as "MADD") many times in our blogs. Their mission to educate and prevent alcohol-related car accidents has saved countless lives. And this season, they are setting their sights on a new mission: Bringing awareness to holiday...

Opioid Overdose Antidote Undewent Major Price Hike

It may sound horrible to say, but could some companies actually be profiting off of America's opioid crisis? That's what the Virginia-based corporation Kaleo is accused of doing, after raising the prices of their anti-overdose med EVZIO by more than 600 percent.   The revelation came out earlier this...

New Doc Follows Athletes In Recovery

With the holidays upon us, many people have time off and can finally catch up on the movies and shows they were too busy to watch earlier in the year. In that vein, we highly recommend setting aside an evening to watch the new film,...

Why Alcoholism Worsens In The Winter

As we approach December and the colder months of winter, it is important to take a step back and notice if any habits begin to change. Sure we may eat a little more or sleep in later, but what about our addictive tendencies? Interestingly enough,...

Issues Tied To Chronic Marijuana Use

In the short run marijuana has been building praise and acceptance across the U.S., primarily because of the medicinal benefits it reportedly provides for people dealing with serious health issues. But could chronic use tell a different story? According to a recent story from NBC News, there are...

Overdose EMTs Praised In Chicago

With all of the upsetting news happening in the press, it is nice to see an encouraging headline; particularly when it concerns America's opioid epidemic. Over in Chicago, EMT's and first responders are getting a lot of national attention for the amount of lives that...

How Lottos Fuel Gambling Addictions

If you've been paying attention to the news, then you're well aware of all of the Powerball Fever hysteria that has been sweeping the nation. Over the past few months there have been billion dollar jackpots within the national lottery system, prompting huge ticket sales and lots...

‘Runners For Recovery’ Join NY Marathon

Every November, the city of New York organizes one of the country's biggest (and longest) marathons. Spanning nearly 30 miles, the united run through the Big Apple gathers tens of thousands of people; building unity and encouraging health and fitness. Well among the most recent...

L.A. County Releases New Opioid Awareness PSA

Throughout our blogs, we've covered how the opioid addiction crisis is getting addressed on the national stage. This includes everything from declarations by President Donald Trump, to statewide legislations hoping to regulate prescriptions. But how is it being handled on the local level? In our home region of...