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America Is Drinking More Alcohol

Trends can be an interesting thing to follow when it comes to addiction. When certain habits shift on a national scale, not only is it cause for concern; it also points to environmental factors that are changing the country's behavior. A notable trend recently uncovered...

When Will The Opioid Crisis Reach Its ‘Peak?’

For a major part of this decade, Americans across the country have been ravaged by opioid addiction. Each year, we hear about increases in overdoses, incarcerations and fatalities related to the epidemic with no end in sight. Now, however, one of the leading U.S. health-care...

Local Native Americans ‘Walk For Sobriety’

Up in the northern California city of Richmond, an exciting movement took place last month. Neighbors, friends and community members united to spread the word about addiction within the Native American community. To help gather charity funds and media attention, the group organized a very successful Walk For Sobriety;...

‘Wearables’ Cannot Prevent An Overdose

Modern technology can serve many purposes. And one of the more surprising uses we've been hearing about concerns popular "wearable" devices, such as the Apple Watch or the Fitbit. Apparently these gadgets are gaining popularity among heavy drug users, as a way to monitor heart rates during cocaine...

HIV Outbreak Tied To Opioid Abuse

There have always been links between HIV and intravenous drug use. Addiction cravings can lead to many bad decisions, which often times include sharing dirty needles. Now with the rise of opioid abuse, that issue is rearing its ugly head again; particularly in working class...

States Now Helping With Free Recovery Treatment

For many, getting into a good sobriety program is easier said than done. Besides having to bob and weave through fraudulent practices, there is also the very real problem of cost. People facing serious addictions can often go bankrupt during the process, ultimately limiting the...

Opioid Prescriptions May Not Be Slowing Down

Though we see dozens of news stories, documentaries and political ramblings about America's opioid crisis, one question (above all) deserves to be raised. Are these drugs being distributed less across the U.S.? And shockingly, according to new research provided by Forbes, the answer may be no.   That's...

New Campaign Aims To Help Addicted Vets

The opioid crisis is certainly wreaking havoc across all segments of America's population. And one group that has been hit particularly hard are military veterans. To help bring that issue to the forefront, famed Delta Force operator Norman Hooten is launching a campaign to assist current and former servicemen...

When ‘Weekend Drinking’ Becomes Alcoholism

One of the most difficult things a person can do is come to terms with their addiction. Denial is a big component in this equation, as is turning a blind eye to serious warning signs. In the case of alcoholism, many people classify their habits...

Addiction Treatment Ads Return To Google

If you've been following our blogs, then you're probably aware of the issues Google has been taking with the recovery industry. Clearly their intentions were good; but due to fraudulent clinics and deceptive ads, they had halted the promotion of treatment centers in their searches....

New Animation Campaign Promotes Addiction Awareness

With Comic-Con still fresh on people's minds, now actually seems like a good time to bring an innovative, adult-oriented animation campaign to the forefront. And a Illinois-based advertising agency is doing just that, with a twist. Their cartoon shorts are actually focused on addiction and building awareness...

Demi Lovato’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Relapse

Celebrity news outlets were buzzing this week with some disturbing news about recovery advocate Demi Lovato. Just months after publicly celebrating her sixth year of sobriety, the famed pop singer was discovered unconscious this week; apparently due to a heroin overdose. The good news is that...

New Coffee Campaign Promotes Recovery

Recently, an independent coffee brand called Sober Joe began grinding beans for a very good cause. Launched and distributed by a former alcoholic, it has gone on to serve two important purposes. One is to deliver a quality product that can help people get through long days....

The Power Of Recovery Mountain Expeditions

There is certainly a sense of accomplishment and serenity that occurs when you trek to the top of a steep mountain. And interestingly enough, a recovery program in Colorado is using those practices to help steer people away from drugs and alcohol. TheFix.com recently profiled a program...

Grandparents: The ‘Unsung Heroes’ Of Opioid Crisis

Over the past year, we've published several articles about how the opioid addiction crisis is ripping American families apart. And within all that turmoil, there has been one segment of the population that has consistently (and quietly) come to the rescue. We're talking about grandparents,who (according...

CNN Profiles Recovery Success Story

With so much bad news circulating about overdoses and the opioid epidemic, we were happy to see a major outlet take time out to share some positivity. CNN offered a little inspiration this week, by profiling a formerly addicted mother who has turned her life...