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Accidental Overdose Risks For Babies & Toddlers

We have often said that America's opioid crisis carries a large amount of collateral damage. And one of the worst side effects of this epidemic relates back to the innocent lives lost. Babies and toddlers, in particular, have been put at serious risk, with accidental...

Using Mindfulness To Battle Addiction

Recently, our local news outlet, The Los Angeles Times, published a lengthy article on addiction and new techniques that are being used to overcome it in the Southland. One particular recovery tool that picked up quite a bit of attention was the practice of mindfulness...

Psychedelics Now Considered For Addiction Treatment

At first it may sound counterintuitive. Psychedelics are often lumped into the same category as drugs, so thinking of them as a solution to addiction may seem far fetched. But several high-profile researchers are determined to prove their value. And their data has caught the...

More Drug Tests Issued For Unemployment Benefits

Addiction can truly be a vicious cycle, especially when you think of its impact on a person's professional career. Obviously, substance abuse can easily lead to a firing. But then the pattern continues, as drug tests become mandatory for unemployment benefits and those struggling find...

Sober Sports & Fitness Programs

It is an understood fact that recovery involves a shift of focus. The concept is, that the sensation of getting high can (and should) be redirected to more positive outlets. It's proven to be successful time and time again, with two recent treatment programs earning...

A Halt To Selling Opioids Online

It's something we've all run across at some point on the world wide web. Unfamiliar "online pharmacies" (usually run from overseas) that promise to ship you medicines without a formal prescription. Well the truth is, those types of sites definitely exist and, in case you...

36% Of Foster Care Cases Tied To Addiction

We all know that dependencies can rip families apart. But sometimes the public at large might not be aware of just how common this occurrence can be. Some new stats from The Health News Journal could certainly re-emphasize that fact. According to their latest findings,...

Google Doodle Honors Addiction Researcher

A few weeks back, we mentioned how Google was helping to take a stand against addiction. They recently put together a recovery hub that uses their state-of-the-art technology to direct people to local treatment centers and disposal offices. To their credit, the web giant is...

New Movement Aligns Narcan Training With CPR

There are certain essentials that go with being a first responder. CPR training, for example, has been a necessity for decades and virtually all health professionals know how to administer this life saving technique. But amid today's opioid crisis, many are calling for another procedure...

Sober Living Homes Face Tougher Regulations In OC

We always make a point to share informative news involving the recovery industry, particularly if they relate to our region of Southern California. Well, per The Orange County Register, there are some important new updates to consider. Throughout that area (and Costa Mesa, in general)...

Mexico Touts Alternative Recovery Treatment

There is no denying that our country is in the midst of a full blown addiction crisis. With millions losing their lives and livelihoods to opioid dependencies, it's understandable that people are desperate to find a "quick fix" recovery option. And apparently several unlicensed clinics...

Naloxone Giveaways Gaining Popularity

We continue to hear time and again how finances play a big role in hindering recovery efforts. Millions across the country avoid entering treatment because of a lack of funds or proper insurance coverage. But the truth of the matter is, there are plenty of...

The Human Recovery Connection

This past week, the website Quartz.com published a lengthy and informative article about the human elements involved within the recovery process and how important they truly are. For many, in fact, that may be the most important element of the entire journey. Of course detox,...

Google Creates New Recovery Website

We are always excited to see recovery-related stories make headlines and this week, our industry got quite a boost from the tech giant Google. The famed search engine publicly announced that they are launching a brand new website with the purpose of helping people battling...

The Benefits Of Quitting Alcohol

We have seen alcohol wreak havoc on so many lives. Excessive drinking can tear apart families, cost people their livelihood and even result in premature death. But there are many more reasons to give up the bottle, some of which were highlighted in a recent...

Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy

If you've been following our blogs, then you're well aware of the company Purdue Pharma. One of the leading opioid manufactures (and primary dispenser of OxyContin), they've brought in billions of dollars over the past decade. Well now it's a very different story, with leading...

Gardening As A Recovery Tool

Getting clean from drugs and alcohol requires a strict recovery regimen, detoxing, therapy and a few extra unconventional tactics. At least, that has been our formula for success and it has worked rather well. Interestingly enough, it's the unique methods (such as archery therapy and...