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White Collar Addictions During COVID-19

It's safe to say that every person in this country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It doesn't matter what religion you are, what your ethnic background is or even how wealthy you may be. And on that final note, it is interesting to call...

Portugal Called Out For Recovery Progress

Is there a perfect model for how a government should treat dependency issues? The answer, of course, is no, but there are several countries that are coming close and receiving praise for reducing their national addiction totals. Portugal happens to be one of those examples...

New Oregon Proposition Focuses On Addiction

Election season is upon us and, while most of the attention is being focused on the presidential race, there are several smaller initiatives that are worth noting. In Oregon, for example, a landmark proposition is hitting the ballot this November, which touches upon decriminalizing certain...

Anti-Anxiety Meds Leading To More Addictions

Clearly we are living in an stressful time. With the COVID-19 pandemic, political turmoil, raging wildfires and more, it is not surprising to hear that more people are turning anti-anxiety medications to calm their nerves. But it is important to note that drugs like Xanax, Valium, Ativian and Klonopin (just to...

Recognizing Sober October

As you may recall, last month signified National Recovery Month; which, of course, is a very important movement. Now that trend is continuing with another theme that can hopefully reduce the growing number of addictions across the U.S. Sober October is a little less official than what...

White House Kicks Off New #BeDrugFree Campaign

U.S. politics are certainly in the midst of an explosive time. But beyond the debates and strife between the parties, we did want to call out a movement that the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Melania Trump are spearheading to combat the nation's addiction crisis. Last...

Vaping Usage Down Among U.S. Teens

We are always encouraged when we read positive news within the addiction realm (especially considering all of the tragic stories that have emerged since the onset of COVID-19). And this past week, there were some stats released that we can truly get excited about. After months...

Positive Drug Tests Are Increasing Across U.S.

We recently published a story about a rise in addictions among co-workers. And now, there is additional scientific evidence to back that up. USA Today affiliate Cincinnati.com recently published an interesting story about drug testing across the United States and a significant rise in positive results since the outbreak...

Tarot Cards As A Recovery Tool

We certainly don't judge anyone on the methods they use to get clean. And though the fortune teller-based tarot cards have their critics, they apparently have worked as a recovery tool for many. So much so, that the website Vox.com covered the trend and the growing...

Casino Apps Lead To New Gambling Warning

With the stressors and anxiety surrounding COVID-19, it makes sense for people to look for soothing hobbies to bide their time. And one such outlet has taken smartphone users by storm. That, of course, would be the colorful online casino apps; such as Jackpot Magic and Reel...

2020 Dubbed ‘The Perfect Storm’ For Substance Abuse

This past week, a number of high profile news outlets (including Yahoo Finance and The Wall Street Journal) published notable articles about the state of addiction in America. Of course COVID-19 plays a huge role in where we stand today, but these journalists believe that the the coronavirus effects...

Guitars Are Inspiring People In Recovery

We all know that music can have a tremendous impact on those going through recovery. In fact, we even have our own multi-instrumentalist on staff to help people at our facility achieve sobriety. But there is another emerging trend that takes this experience even further....

The Future of Alcoholism Beyond The Pandemic

We know it may seem like a long way from now, but the COVID-19 health pandemic will end and people will eventually return to their normal routines. But when that day comes, what kind of long-lasting effects will this situation have had; particularly when it pertains to...

Celebrating National Recovery Month

Though 2020 has certainly been a unique year with lots of adjustments and changes, one thing has thankfully remained constant. And that's the acknowledgement and celebration of National Recovery Month, which occurs every September. Now just like everything else, this year will be happening a...

Adderall Addictions Becoming More Common Among Gamers

In the modern era, video games have become a popular pastime for teens, 20-somethings and beyond. In fact, a whole subculture now exists within the e-sports realm; where the country's best gamers compete in online tournaments and battles. That's all fine of course, except for that fact...

Recognizing Addiction Signs In Coworkers

In the era of COVD-19 and quarantining, it is much harder to pick up on addiction cues happening within our networking circles. When you're in person, there can be easy-to-read signs that someone may be struggling (perhaps in their appearance or behavior). But with Zoom chats and...