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Tackling Addiction Within The Hospitality Industry

Though addictions can strike anywhere, it is worth noting that certain industries lend themselves more to temptation. The hospitality field, for instance, is known for a high rate of dependencies, particularly because those who work around food and beverages are constantly exposed to alcohol and...

Anti-Vaping Lectures Added To Local Schools

We've talked many times before about the dangers of vaping, particularly when it comes to young people. Tragically, this new trend is now turning into an addiction problem and creating serious lung issues for people who over indulge. So it actually makes sense that, in...

Americans Consume 2.3 Gallons Of Alcohol Each Year

We all know that alcohol consumption is commonplace amongst people across America. But just how much are people actually drinking during a given year? Truth be told, the stat is rather staggering. According to new research released from The Associated Press, U.S. citizens take...

The Tragic End Of ‘Hollywood Superman’

As natives of Southern California, we were very familiar with the face and persona of "Hollywood Superman." He was a fixture of the Chinese Theatre and often appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show. He also suffered from a serious addiction problem that ultimately took his...

The Emotion Most Tied To Addiction

It's hard to argue with data coming out of Harvard University. The famed Ivy League school is considered one of the best in the nation and the gold standard when it comes to in-depth research. So naturally, we were intrigued when we heard they chose...

Embracing ‘Dry January’

We certainly hope everyone is enjoying 2020 so far. And, in what has now become a tradition, the first month of the year signifies a movement for recovery and sobriety. We are, of course, talking about Dry January, which is in full effect at the...

Addictions Spark Rise In ‘Kinship Care’

With the opioid crisis in full swing, it is not uncommon for once intact families to be completely torn apart. Whether it's a parent overdosing, a jail sentence or social services stepping in, children are yet another major victim of this epidemic. And now,...

Non-Alcoholic Beer Sales Expected To Soar in 2020

Could sobriety become a big trend in 2020? Interestingly, that's what some business analysts from Entreprenuer magazine are predicting; particularly when it comes to the non-alcoholic beer market.Dubbed NA (for non-alcoholic) by Entrepreneur, this is now reportedly a very lucrative industry. The magazine called out...

Home Depot Speaks Out On Opioid Crisis

We have mentioned many times before how the opioid crisis has a national ripple effect, which spreads far beyond the people using. Data has shown that the American economy has taken a hit too, with workforce addiction issues and reduced spending. Now retail giant Home...

900,000 People Googled ‘Heroin’ Last Year

If you ever want to know about the virality of a particular substance, look no further than Google. The famed search engine offers some interesting analytics when it comes to topics investigated within their network. And one term, in particular, led to a flurry of...

Businesses Embrace #SoberIsSexy Movement

You know sobriety is catching once is starts to garner a profit. And according to some new data from CBS News, clean experiences are becoming big business. Several high profile nightspots are welcoming in patrons who abstain from alcohol and latching on to a very...

New ‘Dopamine Fasting’ Trend Emerges

Leave it to Silicon Valley to embrace unconventional "out of the box" trends when it comes to conquering addictions. The latest concept (which was recently covered on the Vox website) is called "dopamine fasting" and involves complete isolation from any action that may stimulate the...

How Loneliness Ties Into Addiction

We have all heard that the urge to use may increase during the holiday season. But if true, what is the real root of that problem? One prominent neuroscientist believes it all harkens back to loneliness and the idea of being isolated during a meaningful...

Naltrexone Looked At For Meth Addiction Treatment

When examining life threatening addictions, "out of the box" treatment methods are often required; particularly for those who have had little success with traditional recovery tactics. And sometimes, it's those outlier approaches that truly make a difference. Interestingly, the NPR website recently profiled one such...

Alcoholism May Increase Cancer Risks

We all know that alcoholism and excessive drinking can lead to long term health problems. Typically issues can occur within the liver, but new research is showing that there could be cancer risks as well.The website Philly Voice shared some stats from a research report...

Major League Baseball Gets Firm On Opioid Abuse

As a new year approaches and seasons of sports begin getting planned out, it is common for rules and regulations to get adjusted for the changing times. And that is exactly what is happening within the Major League Baseball (or MLB) organization, with the announcement...