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Alcoholism Issues Increasing For Retirees

On the surface, it seems like the concept of retirement would be extremely uplifting. And, for the most part it is. The idea of not having a 9 to 5 job, being able to travel and, most importantly, opening your schedule to endless free time....

FDA Issues Warning Against Using Kratom For Opioid Addiction

By now, we've all become aware of the ravages that opioid addiction is causing this country. And within that fight, many have turned to the botanical substance Kratom as a combatant; particularly during the withdrawal stage. Though many advocates are saying that kratom can help ease pain...

Health Insurance Companies Unite To Combat Opioid Crisis

It's hard to imagine the amount of people covered by insurance giants like United Health Group, Aetna and Cigna (well into the hundreds of millions, we're sure). But if you do happen to have one of those names as a provider, you certainly have something to feel good about....

TV Figures Crack Down On Crooked Recovery Clinics

It's a terrible fact, but in our recovery industry (just like all others) there are unscrupulous characters concerned more about profits than actually helping people. And as the opioid crisis continues to plague the country, more and more of these crooked facilities are popping up, offering...

Native Americans Heavily Impacted By The Opioid Crisis

It's a sad fact, but statistics have often shown that the U.S. Native American population has a very high rate of addiction. Alcoholism has plagued tribes throughout the country and now it appears as though the opioid crisis is taking a serious toll as well. According...

Exploring The Science Behind ‘Gateway Drugs’

We've all heard the term "gateway drug" before. Often times it is associated with things like marijuana or even cigarettes. The meaning, of course, correlates to the entryway into addiction and how one "less harmful" substance can quickly lead the way into dangerous narcotics. Well...

Silicon Valley Companies Work To Curb Office Drinking

Northern California's Silicon Valley has built a reputation for creating amazingly innovative businesses and adhering to a somewhat unconventional workplace lifestyle. That has come to include everything from casual dress, to pets in the cubicle, to free flowing beer in kitchen areas. Well more recently...

Senior Pharma Exec Arrested In Opioid Bribery Case

Ever since President Donald Trump's declaration of a U.S. "health emergency," more and more headlines are being generated about the nation's opioid crisis. Yesterday, it was in reference to former President Bill Clinton and his impassioned speech at a recovery summit. And today, it involves...

Bill Clinton Speaks At 2017 Opioid Summit

There is no denying that America's opioid crisis has begun to take center stage with news outlets across the country. And rightfully so, we might add since it is leading to literally thousands of overdose deaths each day. Last week President Donald Trump took to...

Trump Declares ‘Health Emergency’ Over Opioid Crisis

Thursday turned into a very eventful day for anyone involved in the recovery community. Splashed across headlines and TV screens, President Donald Trump addressed the nation's opioid addiction crisis head-on, promising to make sweeping changes over the next 90 days.   Declaring it a "public health emergency," the Commander-in-Chief...

‘Know The Truth’ Brings Addiction Education To Schools

We've brought up the 1980's D.A.R.E. initiative, and its proposal to return, many times before. But before that happens, there is actually another addiction education program taking the lead in states like Minnesota. That would be Know The Truth, a viral teen-focused recovery network that has been grabbing...

What To Do If Your Friend Is Addicted

In our blogs, we often talk about the family members, spouses and co-workers of people who may be dealing with an addiction. But one area that does tend to get overlooked is the part a friend may play in this scenario. NBC's The TODAY Show did a...

Divorce Raises Alcoholism Risk, Study Finds

Watching a marriage come apart can be absolutely devastating. And according to some recent research from Forbes Magazine, it can also drive people to abuse alcohol. Their lengthy article highlights compelling stats from The American Journal of Psychiatry, which show recent divorcees tend to binge drink and have...

PBS Shines The Spotlight On Addiction

For generations, PBS has been broadcasting moving documentaries covering everything from sports, to politics, to British aristocracies. Now, however, they are turning their cameras toward addiction and the devastating opioid crisis that is spreading across the country. Titled America Addicted, the new NewsHour docu-series has been playing...