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New Tech May Measure Vaping Addictions

For the past few years, there have been ongoing debates about whether people can become dependent on vaping and e-cigarettes. These devices certainly cause damage (as we've documented in our blogs) and, in our opinion, are wreaking havoc among younger Americans. But there hasn't been...

Virtual Training For Recovery Coaches

Thanks to COVID-19, it is a very different world today than it was three months ago. Gone are the intimate one-on-one therapy sessions and conversations. In their place are Zoom chats and FaceTime calls. So, it makes sense that people in the recovery field should prepare...

Calls To Addiction Centers Spike During COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 (or coronavirus) pandemic broke out in March, many in the recovery world have wondered: Will this situation lead to a spike in addiction cases? And while no definitive stats have been released yet, all answers are pointing Yes. We've mentioned the dependency risks involved with...

Addiction & Overspending During Quarantines

We have always said that addictions can have a terrible ripple effect. Of course they can do tremendous damage to a person's health, but they also destroy families and very often do irreparable damage to bank accounts. That can still very much be the case...

Alcohol Relapse Warning For Hand Sanitizer Users

In the current state of social distancing and quarantines amid COVID-19, hand sanitizer has become an essential tool for keeping people germ free. But the general population may not know that it carries severe risks for those recovering from alcoholism. In fact, it is often not...

NFL Could Halt Selling Alcohol At Games

As the COVID-19 health pandemic continues, many new ripple effects may begin to take place; particularly as people leave the quarantine life and ease back into their day-to-day activities. One interesting consequence (that we actually find rather positive) concerns the National Football League and the implementation of a...

Netflix To Tackle Opioid Crisis In New Series

It is not surprising to hear that subscribers to streaming services are increasing at a record rate. With quarantines continuing because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, people are spending the majority of their time watching movies and TV shows at home. Well, on a positive note, leading...

Antidepressant Usage Is On The Rise

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues, more research is being uncovered highlighting the trends related to 24-hour quarantines. One recent one, which actually isn't all that surprising, concerns an uptick in antidepressant usage throughout the U.S. The Philadelphia Inquirer published some of the latest stats; which showed a...

Recovery Milestones In Isolation

For the past two months, we've been covering the struggles people are facing with addiction and isolation; particularly as it pertains to the national quarantines happening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But we believe it is just as important to celebrate successes and positivity as well....

Spiders Looked At For Opioid Recovery

Obviously, the COVID-19 quarantining has halted a lot of day-to-day progress that had been happening across the U.S. But it is worth noting that some interesting research was being done (and will hopefully continue) in the fight against opioid addictions. One such story, that came...

WHO Speaks Out About Alcohol Consumption During COVID-19

We recently mentioned that U.S. alcohol sales are way up since the COVID-19 quarantine initiative began throughout the country. Well, interestingly enough, those statistics have become so concerning that the World Health Organization (or WHO) is issuing a social media campaign to warn Americans about overdoing their booze consumption.   Tweets, Facebook...

Street Drug Prices Surge Amid COVID-19

There are certainly some interesting stories coming out of the country's deadly COVID-19 (or coronavirus) pandemic. A recent one that caught our eye originated from a Fox affiliate in San Antonio and touched on the illegal drug market. Since the quarantining hit, it appears as...