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FDA Under Fire For Approving Powerful New Painkiller

There is no denying that we live in sensitive times, particularly when it comes to America's opioid crisis. Hospitals, doctors and pharmacies are now on high alert as the addiction and death tolls related to the epidemic continue to rise. Amid these issues, the Federal Drug Administration (aka The...

OC Works To Combat Fraudulent Treatment Centers

It's a sad fact that fraudulent recovery centers exist throughout our country, preying on addicted patients with insurance scams and unethical treatment. And in our own backyard of Orange County, California these types of clinics appear to be on the rise. To help combat this epidemic, officials...

The Dangers Of Alcoholic ‘Blackouts’

"Blacking out" is a common term among alcoholics and binge drinkers. It represents moments of lost memories; a time when excessive boozing leads to reckless behavior and dangerous health scares. To their credit, U.S. News and World Report brought this topic to the forefront of their website...

‘Halloween’ Star Embraces Sobriety

This week, we are tipping our hats to acting legend Jamie Lee Curtis. As the headliner in America's number one movie (the spooky remake of Halloween), she could most certainly use this moment to tout her next movie, her side projects or what have you. But instead, Ms....

Recovery Backlash Over ‘A Star Is Born’

If you've been keeping up with the entertainment sites, then you're well aware that one of the buzziest movies of the season in the big screen drama A Star Is Born. The film (which stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga) has been getting rave reviews and creating extreme emotional...

When A Loved One Relapses…

For those lucky enough to never battle an addiction, the concept of "relapsing" can seem hard to grasp. People can often feel anger or betrayal towards a loved one who uses again, without ever realizing the pain that they're experiencing. This certainly shouldn't be a...

Marijuana Use Tied To Increase In Car Crashes

We've discussed the dangers of smoking marijuana and getting behind the wheel in some of our previous blogs. But now, apparently, there is concrete evidence illustrating just how dangerous smoking and driving can be. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some interesting findings, which point...

President Trump Signs Historic Anti-Opioid Bill

Nearly two years into his presidential term, Donald Trump has finally taken concrete steps to combat America's opioid addiction crisis. This has definitely been a topic he was vocal about, but legitimate action took place this week after he signed legislation that aimed to help people struggling...

Opioid Crisis Hits Primetime On ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff

The Fall TV season is in full effect and one premiere that garnered a ton of media attention was ABC's Roseanne. Now technically called The Conners, the sitcom reboot is now missing its namesake star, Roseanne Barr, following some controversial remarks she made on social media. That, of course,...

‘Dopey Podcast’ Touches On Reality And Recovery

Earlier this month, the popular news site VICE published an important expose of the popular Dopey Podcast. Chronicling its recent rise to the top of the iTunes chart, writer Emily J. Sullivan covered Dopey's long, tumultuous and tragic popularity spike.   Sadly, part of the reason that Dopey got on so many people's radars was...

A Tribute To Recovery Pioneer Herbert Kleber

There are many unsung heroes in our industry. People who make real progress in legitimizing what we do, but aren't regularly featured in the national news. Thankfully, this past month The New York Times made a point to pay tribute to a key contributor to the recovery...

Phase 2 Of The Opioid Crisis

With so many overdoses and so many headlines, the question often becomes: When will we turn a corner with America's opioid crisis? In truth, this epidemic has been gaining momentum for almost a decade. But there are certain indicators that point to a new direction. Interestingly enough,...

The Importance Of ‘Overdose Awareness Day’

This past August 31, an important annual event occurred. Though it may not have gotten as much publicity as we think it deserved, International Overdose Awareness Day did enter the American consciousness for a period of 24 hours. On social media sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook,...

‘Lyft’ Takes A Stand Against Intoxicated Driving

By this point, everyone is probably familiar with Lyft. The modern era's equivalent of the yellow taxi, this unique ride sharing service operates off an app from people's Smartphones. And as they grow in scope and size, Lyft is also growing its devotion to important...

Links Discovered Between ADHD And Marijuana Use

There is no denying that society's taken a much lighter stance toward marijuana today than it has in years' past. With legalization movements happening across the country, recreational smoking is become more common than ever before. But that isn't to say that cannabis is entirely healthy....

The Latest Overdose Stats Are Not Looking Good

If you thought America may have turned a corner in overcoming the opioid epidemic, you are unfortunately mistaken. Sadly, we're just nine months into 2018 and there is already a very good chance that the number of painkiller-related overdoses will outnumber the totals of 2017. And...

‘Fast Company’ Profiles Innovative Recovery App

There is certainly no shortage of online services that claim to help people battling an addiction. But when your app is getting praise from famed startup mag Fast Company, that is certainly something worth noting. The tech company Data Cubed is behind the hot new iPhone download, which goes...

Opioid Addiction Within The Construction Industry

Over the past few years, hundreds of studies have been released probing into the devastation of America's opioid addiction epidemic. Everything from annual overdose counts, to gender data and much more. One notable addition to that list came out this past summer and delved into the...