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The Rise Of ‘Sober Influencers’

In the digital age, "influencers" have become a hot commodity. You'll see them on social media outlets like Instagram and YouTube; broadcasting messages to a large and dedicated audience. Now, it appears, influencers are emerging within the recovery space, using their massive followings to spread...

More Alarming Addiction News From The Dark Web

If you've followed our blogs, then you know that we've covered the ugly underworld of the dark web before. This uncharted region of the internet is a hotspot for online drug dealers and, sadly, addicts in need of a fix. Well according to the Director...

Google Technology Enters Ohio Treatment Center

If you've been following the news, then you're probably aware that the state of Ohio has been one of the hardest hit regions from the opioid crisis. Overdoses and dependency issues are reaching extremely elevated heights, which may be part of the reason that the...

Sobriety During Pride Month

Traditionally, the summer is a time when "partying" temptations rear their ugly head. There's beer-filled BBQs, cocktails by the beach and a host of other noteworthy activities that could expose someone to a potential dependency. And as the website VICE.com correctly points out...

The Global Movement To Reduce Alcoholism

As we all know, the issue of alcoholism extends far beyond the United States. In fact, on a global scale, drinking takes more than 3 million lives a year. So now, The World Health Organization (also known as WHO) is initiating a movement to reduce...

How The Opioid Crisis Is Impacting Foster Care

We've spoken many times about America's opioid addiction crisis and how it is literally tearing families apart. Now though, some newly released stats are hammering that fact in even harder. Data from the research firm Child Trends is now claiming that the amount of children...

New Warning Issued For ‘Purple Heroin’

Throughout our blogs, we make a point to call out news alerts and warnings about dangerous new substances in circulation. And this week, sadly, we have a new item on the list. Apparently a dangerous mixture called "Purple Heroin" has begun making its way into...

New Sober Social Media Memes Go Viral

There is no doubt that addiction and sobriety are serious subjects. But sometimes, it is important to take a step back and embrace humor throughout the experience. Laughter, of course, is therapeutic during grief, sadness and the process of getting clean. That is why we...

Binge Drinking And Liver Disease

It may sound shocking to hear, but alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise among younger people across the U.S. Though issues like cirrhosis have always been linked to beer and wine consumption, it usually took years, or even decades, before they would cost someone...

The Health Risks Of Rage

Often times, people incorrectly assume that having an anger outburst can be somewhat therapeutic (it's what the trendy "Rage Rooms" are built upon, after all). The truth of the matter though, is that uncontrollable fits are actually damaging to the body; particularly for seniors and people...

Lumineers Tackle Alcoholism In New Video

We've written many times about music artists who tackle the topic of addiction in their lyrics and videos. Demi Lovato, for example, created an entire recovery anthem with her hit single, "Sober." Well now, the popular rock band The Lumineers are shining a light on...

More Overdoses Occurring On The Job

It's one thing to secretly use on the job or hide an addiction problem. But it's a whole other level, when your problem gets so serious that you actually overdose on company time. Believe it or not, incidents like this are happening at an increasing...

How The Food Service Industry Is Helping Recovery Alumni

Graduating from a recovery program is an exhilarating experience. But, truth be told, there are still many more hurdles to overcome once you begin integrating yourself back into the work force. Sadly, many corporate organizations may shun former addicts; particularly if their old references deem...

Bullying And Addiction

There is no denying that being bullied can create anxiety and emotional trauma, particularly if it happens on a regular basis. But newer research has shown that young people who experience harassment and physical violence at school are more likely to develop dependencies; particularly when...

Facebook Launches ‘SOS’ Recovery Campaign

Many people who grew up in the 70's, 80's and 90's are well aware of the anti-drug Public Service Announcements that used to appear in between TV shows. Well in the modern era, these PSA's have found a new home and are appear regularly throughout...

Overdose-Resistant Restrooms Are Being Developed

Tragically for many people battling addictions, public restrooms can be a safe haven. It is there where they can use behind stalls and have their habits be undetected. This is especially true for those who may have lost their homes or are in the midst...

Siblings & Substance Abuse

Addiction has been known to tear families apart. Often times it shown through the lens of a parent, and the desperate struggles they go through to help their children get clean. But the truth of the matter is, siblings also suffer and are often left...

Sobriety Without Shame

It's still very sad to see the stigmas that surround addiction. Too often, people are branded in a negative light after overcoming a dependency; which, in turn, leads them to hide the fact that they successfully achieved sobriety. The truth of the matter is, there...