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Understanding ‘Secondhand Drinking’

This week, The Guardian website published an interesting article about a phenomenon that mainstream America has yet to latch on to. That would be "Secondhand Drinking" or the collateral damage that beer, wine and spirits can have on people connected to an alcoholic. It...

Do Safe Injection Sites Really Work?

When it comes to combating crippling addictions to narcotics like heroin, unconventional methods are often proposed as potential solutions. One such suggestion (that has had its fair share of controversy) is the implementation of safe injection sites in major cities. The idea would be for...

Meth & The L.A. Homeless Epidemic

For those of us based in Los Angeles, the local homeless crisis is a bitter reality. Tents cover busy streets across downtown, freeway underpasses are filled with encampments and in almost every major neighborhood, you can see people living on the streets. Those looking deeper...

New HBO Series Takes A Gritty Look At Addiction

If you've been paying attention to local billboards and YouTube ads, then you're probably aware of the new high-profile HBO series Euphoria. Co-produced by superstar rapper Drake, it is actually based on an Israeli series and tackles the topic of addiction from a teenage perspective.Former...

Schools Get Aggressive To Combat Teen Vaping

As you're probably well aware, teenage vaping has become a major issue across the U.S. The new trend has become particularly popular at public high schools, where kids from 9th through 12th grade use campus facilities to inhale nicotine and other addictive substances. To help...

Should Opioids Always Be Off The Table?

This week, the news outlet USA Today published an interesting article that showed another side of America's growing opioid epidemic. As we've mentioned many times before, the over-prescribing of pain meds has been a major contributor to this crisis. But in the years since, many...

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...