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The Dangerous Combination Of Opioids & Cannabis

We all know about the tremendous damage that painkillers can have on someone battling a dependency. But imagine how much more it can be magnified when you involve other substances. Recently, a study was released that explored the dangers around combining opioid and marijuana use....

‘Bupe Bus’ Gains National Attention

Previously, we discussed a medication making major strides in combating the country's opioid crisis. Named buprenorphine, it has become a powerful agent in helping ween people off their addictions; particularly after overdoses. Well now, the drug has gained even more attention thanks to a "Bupe...

Meth Seizures Are On The Rise

With overdoses rising across the U.S., it only makes sense that illegal drug seizures would increase as well. Often times, first responders at these OD scenes wind up confiscating large quantities of substances after the patient is treated. But the amount of narcotics picked up...

Addiction Repercussions In The Digital Age

Of course we all know that substance abuse creates serious health risks, can tear apart families and costs people their livelihood. But there are lesser known ripple effects that are certainly worth considering, particularly when you think about social media and the digital age. Regretful...

Personal Recovery Training

Every now and then, we encounter a global recovery story that truly moves us. And this week, BBC News published an inspiring article that quickly went viral around the world. It concerns a British fitness coach who has transformed the sobriety experience with weights, cardio...

More Older Adults Are Binge Drinking

Traditionally, people tend to associate "binge drinking" (or large consumptions of alcohol in one sitting) with younger generations. Perhaps a college student going to an all-night party. Or a 20-something have a wild weekend in Las Vegas. Well interestingly enough, a new study has revealed...

Does Drug Use Increase During Summer?

For most people, the summer is an exciting time. The warm long days offer an added excuse to get out, have fun and (truth be told) indulge. And now, it appears there is actual research that shows that drug experimentation rises sharply during this time...

Fentanyl Now Considered A ‘Weapon Of Mass Destruction’

Just how deadly is the synthetic opioid fentanyl? It has wreaked so much havoc across the U.S. that the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security reportedly considered classifying it as a "weapon of mass destruction."The overdose deaths tied to fentanyl are indeed staggering. As a...

Leading Addiction Researcher Joins Juul Tobacco Company

If you've been following our blogs, then you know we've been discussing the e-cigarette company Juul Laboratories for some time now. One of the leaders associated with the "vaping" craze, they have received a fair share of criticism for attracting teens towards tobacco. In an...

Major Pharma Chains Targeted In New Opioid Suit

Over the past several months, more and more lawsuits have been emerging regarding the country's opioid crisis. Several manufacturers have been targeted, as have prominent doctors and medical organizations. Now the scope is getting even bigger, with legal action being threatened against major pharmaceutical chains...

Overdose Rates Drop Nationwide

For the past several years, America's opioid epidemic has led to a series of discouraging headlines concerning the state of addiction. But this week, there was a positive story to arise from the crisis. For the first time in nearly 10 years, the total amount...

Understanding The ‘Benzo’ Crisis

In today's world, prescription medications are becoming the gateway drugs of choice for high schoolers and teens. As several major news outlets are now pointing out, the younger addictions and experimentations now involve Xanax, Klonopin and Ativan; all members of the benzodiazepine (or "Benzo") family.These...

New Recovery High School Is Making Headlines

Unfortunately, we have entered a brand new era with the country's crippling opioid crisis and as such, new aggressive measures are being taken to combat it. Whether it's the way that law enforcement has evolved or programs enacted amongst the hardest hit communities, we applaud...

A Lunar Recovery Hero

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 landing. Back on July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin successfully touched down on the surface of the moon. All three became historical icons, but one in particular became...

Juul Labs CEO Speaks Out About Teen Vaping

Addiction can rear its ugly head at early ages and one of the fastest growing dependencies among teens today is e-cigarette "vaping." This harmful practice exposes kids to lung issues and can be seen as a gateway towards more harmful substances. For that reason, the...

New Law Aims To Reduce Heroin Overdoses

With heroin overdoses on the rise, many health officials have sought out unconventional measures to reduce fatalities within their districts. Interestingly, New Jersey appears to be leading the pack; with local leaders greenlighting the administration of buprenorphine at locations where OD's are occurring.Buprenorphine, for the...

New PSA Shows The Personal Pain Of Drunk Driving

For decades, commercial Public Service Announcements (or PSAs) have told viewers about the dangers of addiction. Now a new promo is hitting the market, showing the true devastation of drinking and driving. As we have mentioned many times before, alcoholism can have a tremendous ripple...

Bringing Addiction Education To Elementary Schools

Truth be told, the latest headline story we ran across on The New York Times website can be viewed as both tragic and inspiring. It concerns a heavily populated elementary school in Ohio that has begun implementing addiction education lessons into grades as young as...