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Students Addressing Addiction Through Artwork

Every person has their own unique way of addressing addiction. Even if they aren't the ones using, it's a common fact that nearly all people in America have encountered it in some form (be it through family, friends or what have you). And that goes...

‘Forbes’ Highlights The Rise In Addicted Executives

This week, we're applauding Forbes for taking a break from their usual financial news and shining the spotlight on addiction. In a very insightful article, the money-based publication outlined how drug dependency and alcoholism is harming senior business executives across America. It also outlined how...

Meth Use Is On The Rise Across The U.S.

We know, it certainly sounds like a lot of bad addiction articles are circulating in the press these days. But we feel these stories deserve to be heard and it is important for everyone to know that HELP IS AVAILABLE. The latest headline involves the use of meth-related...

Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Corrupt Sober Homes

We continue to be shocked and saddened every time we hear about a sober living home taking advantage of its patients. And tragically, that trend is becoming much more commonplace across the U.S. Just this week, for instance, Florida law enforcement cracked down on a...

New Campaign Uses Disney Princesses To Address Addiction

In the past few decades, advertisers have used some eye-catching material to shed light on addiction. Famous campaigns have included frying eggs in a pan, plastering mug shots across bus stops and many more. Now, however, a female photographer named Shannon Dermody has taken things to...

California Police Cracking Down On Drugged Drivers

Driving under the influence is one of the worst elements of addiction. Once you're impaired and you get behind the wheel, you are not only endangering your own life, you are endangering the lives of everyone on the road. California's police force is obviously aware of...

Pitbulls Being Used To Help In Recovery

We love reporting on new recovery techniques that are making a dent in the fight against addiction. And this month, one interesting therapy is making headlines within our industry. Now we're all familiar with Pet Therapy and, in fact, it's something we offer ourselves at Valley...

Penn State And The Importance Of Intervention

Like most people reading the news this week, we were horrified to hear what happened at Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity house last February. In case you're unaware, 19-year-old Timothy Piazza died due to an alcoholic mishap that was most likely the result of hazing. This...

Spotlight On Stairway Recovery Homes

We've always described the recovery process as a journey. Beating an addiction is something that needs to be taken in steps, a point clearly illustrated by the philosophy and iconography of Stairway Recovery Homes.  This unique facility conveys a very powerful message of love and support, offering...

An Inclusive LGBT Recovery Experience

We recently ran across an online piece from TODAY which provided an alarming fact. Research they gathered from the Centers for Disease Control showed that people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population have a much higher addiction rate. And, truth be told, not a...

Scientists Using Rats For Alcoholism Experiments

Is alcoholism genetic and if so, how does it impact the generations to come? That's one of the big questions that scientists at Indiana University and Purdue University are hoping to answer after monitoring the behavior of some rodent test subjects.   Inverse Science published a lengthy...

Seniors And 20-Somethings Most Impacted By Opioids

You don't often look to Buzzfeed for addiction news, but this week the pop culture site published a very telling piece about the impact of the nation's opioid addiction crisis. Specifically, it broke down the stats into two distinct groups: Senior citizens and post-college 20-somethings. Data has...

Using Tech To Combat Addiction

Everybody knows that the internet and social media have changed our world forever. But it's interesting to note that these tech tools are having an impact on the recovery industry as well. CNN recently posted an interesting article about algorithms and addiction, illustrating how advocates from Silicon...

A Look Inside Authentic Recovery Center

One of the most important words we encounter in our industry is “authenticity.” To be a truly successful recovery facility, you need to have integrity, you need to believe in your cause and you need to put the health of your clients first. We are proud...