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SoCal Receives New Fentanyl Warning

The synthetic painkiller fentanyl has always carried great risk and is a major contributor to America's growing overdose rate. And this summer, apparently, it has wreaked some of its greatest havoc yet; at least when it comes to our home region of Southern California.   An NBC affiliate out of...

New Alcohol Delivery Concerns

Enablement is a term that is quite common with addictions. The idea that accessibility to your substance of choice is easy, tempting and readily available. And in states like Georgia, that is certainly the case when it comes to alcohol. Their governor, Brian Kemp, recently...

Telemedicine Recovery Solutions

This past week, The New York Times published an informative article on the state of recovery during COVID-19. The key topic of the piece was telemedicine and how virtual treatment appears to be the way of the future (at least for now).   In some ways, telemedicine shows definite promise; particularly for...

Marijuana May Be Harmful For Your Heart

For the past decade, the public perception of marijuana has changed quite a bit. With legalization measures and a general acceptance across the states, many people assume that it is no longer a harmful drug. Well the truth of the matter is, there are still certain risks...

‘Words Matter’ When Addressing Addiction

It is common knowledge that addictions carry a negative stigma. That, of course, should not be the case, but it is an unescapable fact as many (incorrectly) assume that a dependency is a choice and not a disease. Sadly, hurtful words are often used to...

Warning Issued For New Opioid Called ‘Iso’

With so many headlines about COVID-19 and the coronavirus epidemic, many other important stories are getting lost in the shuffle. One notable article from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel definitely did not get the attention it deserved. It caught our attention because it touted a surge in overdose...

New PTSD Addiction Study Released

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (commonly known as PTSD) and addiction have always been intertwined. In fact, roughly a quarter of the people dealing with drug or alcohol disorders also suffer PTSD. So it's not surprising to see research develop on these two topics, including a new study...

Soothing The Young Children Of Addiction

There is no denying that dependencies can create terrible ripples. Not only is the person using in turmoil, so is their network of friends and close family. And undoubtedly, the most tragic victims in that circle are the young children forced to watch a parent...

’11 Signs Of Alcoholism’ Go Viral

Is there a simple way to diagnose and fix an addiction? Of course not. But we do appreciate it when people try to break down the process into easy-to-understand steps. And every now and then, these types of simplifications go viral; as England-based sobriety coach...

New Book Aims To ‘Fix’ Opioid Addictions

Is there an easy solution to America's deadly painkiller addiction epidemic? Probably not. But we certainly support anyone that's willing to offer ideas. Case in point: Barbara Andraka-Christou, author of The Opioid Fix. Andraka-Christou happens to be a professor of health management and informatics at the University...

How Internet Trolls Are Hurting Recovery Efforts

We are certainly in the midst of a new age when it comes to addiction treatment. Gone are the usual in-person recovery meetings and in their place are virtual teleconferences and online chats (thanks, of course, to quarantining and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic). While we...

Can ‘Erasing Memories’ Help Combat Addiction?

We always appreciate it when dependencies are looked at from a scientific angle. There is so much to be learned from the brain's behavior and how impulses beyond our control can fuel addictive tendencies. To that end, researchers from Stanford University and the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology...

Safe Injection Sites Gain Support, Despite COVID-19

There is no denying that the world slowed down a bit once the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Quarantining and closures led to the halting of many programs that had previously been gaining momentum. One such initiative involved publicly safe injection sites, where addicted heroin users could shoot up...

The Latest On Overdoses During COVID-19

July is upon us, which means that more data has been gathered as we enter month four of COVID-19 quarantines. We have already shared alarming stats about addiction increases during this pandemic (particularly when it comes to alcohol). And tragically, fatal overdoses are on the rise too....

Thailand Becomes Hot New Recovery Destination

Traditionally, Thailand has been associated with terms like "meditation" and "reflection." With famed Buddhist temples throughout the country, it is a common destination for people undertaking spiritual journeys. Well interestingly enough, it has now become a popular mecca for people looking to overcome addictions. So...