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Puerto Rico Exports Addicts to Chicago Under False Pretenses

A recent news story by WBEZ91.5, revealed that Puerto Rico is exporting many of its drug addicted residents to treatment facilities in Chicago; facilities that are not properly licensed to treat drug addiction and alcoholism. As a […]

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CBS Special with Michael Botticelli: Faith, Hope & the Burden of Addiction

On April 12, national Drug Czar and recovered alcoholic, Michael Botticelli, was featured in a special broadcast on CBS called, “Faith, Hope, and the Burden of Addiction.”  The half-hour presentation included segments explaining the disease of addiction […]

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Baby Boomer Generation At Risk As Drug Use Noticeably Increases

Drug use is on the rise among the baby boomer generation.  According to the Wall Street Journal, baby boomers are among the 76 million that are the most at risk to be active in addiction […]

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Rise in Teenagers Abusing Triple C Pills and DXM Cough Medicine

There’s been an increase in teenagers abusing cough medicines like Coricidin, known as Triple C, and dextromethorphan (DXM).  These over the counter medicines are particularly dangerous because teenagers and young adults can purchase these medicines […]

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New ABC Family Series ‘Recovery Road’ Talks About Teen Addiction

Recovery Road is a new type of drama scheduled to hit the television screen on the hit network ABC family.  With the series focusing on a young teenage girl’s drug addiction, there’s no doubt that […]

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How to Handle Drug Dreams In Early Recovery

Drug dreams… if you’ve experienced them on a regular basis, or even just one time, then you probably are aware of how much anxiety and fear these drug dreams can instill inside of you.  Maybe […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Drug Addiction

Speaking about drug addiction can become very confusing. Some believe that drug addiction is a moral dilemma and that the addict can quit if they would just have enough willpower, while others believe that drug […]

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Pain Pills: Prescription Drug Abusers Infographic

Please feel free to share this Prescription Drug Abusers Infographic on your site, at your work or school, and with anyone or anywhere you feel it will benefit others. Help us continue to spread the word […]

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NIDA: National Drug Facts Week Infographic

Please feel free to share this Drug Facts Week Infographic on your site, at your school or work, and with anyone you feel it will help. Help us continue to spread the facts about drug […]

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Jellinek Curve Infographic: Addiction To Recovery

Please feel free to share this Jellinek Curve Infographic on your site, at your school or work, and with anyone you think it will benefit. Help us continue to spread the word that recovery is a reality […]

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Is My Kid On Drugs? Take The Quiz Now

It’s every parent’s nightmare: having to ask yourself "Is my kid on drugs?" If you start suspecting that something is not right, it’s important to act immediately. No mom, dad or guardian needs to live in […]

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Is Weed Addictive? Dr. Oz Shares His Thoughts

Is weed addictive? Dr. Oz fully supports the use of medicinal marijuana, but agrees that pot is addictive and can damage the function of your brain. On December 4th 2013, Dr. Oz’s episode of “Is […]

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Mayor Rob Ford: Ditch Ridicule for Rehab

Mayor Rob Ford, of Toronto, has been hitting headlines recently regarding the allegations of his crack abuse and alcoholism. As seen in our previous article, Rob Ford admitted to using crack. What if, instead of America […]

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Krokodil Drug Infographic: The Facts About The Zombie Drug

Many people are starting to talk about the new rotting flesh drug called Krokodil, but did you know that this drug actually isn’t that new?  Krokodil is the street name for an injectable opioid called Desomorphine. Although […]

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What is PTSD And Is It Causing Drug Addiction For Our Veterans?

What is PTSD and what is causing our veterans to need substance abuse treatment? There are more than two million veterans suffering from an opioid painkiller addiction as result of trying to treat physical injury, […]

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South Florida Reel Recovery Film Festival Starts Tonight

The 2nd annual South Florida Reel Recovery Film Festival is set to begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Delray Beach Marriott. The festival will feature recovery based movies, presentations, and discussions throughout the weekend. […]

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Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, Confessed to Using Crack Cocaine

After numerous times of denying these alligations, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's crack use finally comes out. Recently Rob Ford confessed to using the illicit drug, crack cocaine. Ford stated that he only tried it once though, […]

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Zombie Drug Makes for the Real ‘Walking Dead’

Krokodil, the new zombie drug, not only rots flesh, but kills addicts within a few years of use. This zombie drug, is cheaper and more dangerous than most synthetic drugs on the market. Addicts are getting the […]

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2013 NOPE Candle Light Vigil: Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

The Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) Task Force held their 7th Annual Candle Light Vigil last night, Thursday October 24, 2013; including vigils in 21 states and approximately 60 locations across the US and Canada. As people […]

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Ohio State University Opens Collegiate Recovery Community

In the United States, addiction to drugs and alcohol is becoming more than just a problem, it’s an epidemic. The drug overdose percentage seemingly increases by the day. The more the disease of addiction kills people, the more […]

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The Anonymous People Viewing at the Watershed Halfway House

This past Friday night, residents of The Watershed’s half-way and 3/4 house got the opportunity to sit and watch the new documentary film “The Anonymous People” starring Kristen Johnston. Johnston is known for not only acting in movies […]

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Breaking Bad Habits: Avoiding Relapse After Rehab

As National Recovery Month came to a close this past September, it is important to continue to help those who suffer from addiction obtain long-term recovery. After breaking bad habits in treatment and leaving an inpatient rehab, some […]

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What To Expect After Rehab

Not sure what to expect after rehab? Making a decision to go to rehab and sticking with it is an incredibly brave thing to do. The misconception that addict/alcoholics are weak is just plain false. […]

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Teenage Substance Abuse Prevention Guide

The truth is that parents actually have more influence over their kids than celebrities, music, TV, movies, friends, and even the Internet. Teenage substance abuse prevention first starts at home. Children who are educated by their […]

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Bizarre Drug Trends: Cheap Highs

Bizarre Drug Trends: Oxi Oxi, oxidado – also known as "rust", is stated to be twice as powerful as crack cocaine yet costs just a fraction of the price. What exactly is oxi? Oxi is a […]

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Famous Addicts: People In History Who Abused Drugs

Famous addicts in history have proven that intelligence doesn’t exonerate people from taking drugs any more than fame does. When those who are under stress need to relax, some turn to drugs, or drink as an […]

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NSDUH Study: Addiction Treatment Facilities And Client Trends

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has completed this study involving addiction treatment facilities titled “Trends in Facility and Client Characteristics,” which covers the years 2007-2011 to look for changes in the types […]

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Drug Rehab: The Addict That Still Suffers

Going to a drug rehab may sound intimidating and frightening for most, but when you have found the right drug rehab center, it is life changing. The first step towards recovery is admitting that there […]

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Gov. Scott Signs Bill – Bans 27 Chemicals Used In Synthetic Drugs

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law which effectively bans 27 chemical compounds used to manufacture synthetic drugs. These drugs, which include bath salts, spice, k-2, and 2C-i (smiles) have become a […]

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Staying Sober Vs. SunFest 2013

This weekend, West Palm Beach will be packed with music lovers, neon-colored bathing suits and the enticing aroma of funnel cakes. From its commencement Wednesday until its closing this Sunday, SunFest, Florida’s largest waterfront music and […]

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National Take-Back Day: Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs

Take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of your unused and expired prescription medication by participating in The National Take-Back Day Initiative sponsored by the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). On April 27th, the DEA will […]

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Changes in the Definition of Addiction

The definition of addiction, released by The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), is the result of a 4-year process involving more than 80 experts. ASAM has determined that, “Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a […]

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Silk Road: Buy Illegal Drugs Online

Tired of running out of drugs, getting your life threatened, or going to jail? Here’s a simple solution – buy your illegal drugs online at Silk Road! Silk Road is just one of many basic, run […]

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How Do I Know If I Had A Relapse?

In recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism, there is always a threat of relapse if an addict or alcoholic is not taking care of themselves and working a program of recovery. Many addicts and alcoholics […]

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Robert Downey Jr. Inspires Others In Recovery

One of the most stunning life stories in modern Hollywood belongs to none other than Robert Downey Jr. He went from being a high profile actor in the 80’s, to an addict that casting directors […]

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The Watershed Career Program: Get A Job In Recovery

Many addicts and alcoholics who are ready to get treatment for their drug addiction or alcoholism may become discouraged by the thought of having to rebuild their lives. At The Watershed, we understand that strong […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Build Friendships

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ― C.S. Lewis Meditation On Friendships When we were using and drinking, for […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Love Self

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”  ― C. JoyBell C. Meditation Love self. How many times did we pull ourselves down when […]

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NDFW: Facts & Myths About Popular Drugs & Alcohol

The theme of this year’s National Drug Facts Week is “shattering myths”.  In keeping with that theme we would like to discuss some popular myths and facts about drug and alcohol addiction.  There are plenty […]

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National Drug Facts Week: Test Your Drug Knowledge

This week (January 28th-February 3rd)  is National Drug Facts Week which is an annual awareness campaign that started a few years ago to help inform teenagers of real drug facts.  This year the campaign is focused […]

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Lance Armstrong Doping Admission Reveals Addiction

Years of denying claims and allegations of abusing performance enhancing drugs has reached an end for the world’s most famous sports cyclist. The highly publicized and now infamous Lance Armstrong doping story reached a definitive […]

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New Years Resolution: Attending An Inpatient Rehab

Each year on January 1, millions of people vow to make changes to their lives; New Years resolutions have begun. Many people visualize the beginning of the New Year as a clean slate to make […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction A National Epidemic?

In a recent news article, the Huffington Post covered a story on the trending problem of rogue pharmacies. The article somberly and poignantly reflects on several families and people who have lost loved ones due […]

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Hazelden’s New Medication Assisted Treatment

A Suboxone Maintenance Program Methods for drug and alcohol treatment have experienced many nuances since Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith helped to found Alcoholics Anonymous in 1934. Their approach, a 12-Step spiritually-directed methodology, has enabled […]

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The Watershed Serves Community With Holiday Fundraisers

The Watershed is not only dedicated to helping rebuild lives from alcohol and drug addiction, but also to help those suffering in other ways by giving back to the community. One way The Watershed helps others is by […]

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Heroin And Cocaine Vaccine Research May Help, Not Addiction Cure

The scientific community, specifically, the National Institute of Drug Abuse supported drug developers (NIDA), have been in the process of developing experimental “narcotic antibodies.” Touted as a cocaine vaccine, the research could prove to be […]

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Faces Of Meth: New Horrific Physical Effects Of Meth Abuse

The intangible ravages of prolonged and uncontrolled drug and alcohol use are pretty clear, though not seen: arrests, incarceration, broken homes, broken families, orphaned children, deaths, heartache, heartbreak, sadness, helplessness, hopeless. These are only a […]

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RGIII & Team Competes With Giants & Drunk Redskins Fans On Twitter

Alcoholism can rear its ugly head almost anywhere. It can be hidden from plain sight in the most inconspicuous of public places, subtly increasing its grip on hapless, helpless and willing victims. Sporting events, like […]

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Watershed Participates in 2012 CARP Holiday Gala and Peter Fairclough Memorial Recognition Award Ceremony

The 27th annual 2012 Comprehensive Addiction Rehabilitation Program (CARP) Holiday Gala and Peter Fairclough Memorial Recognition Award Ceremony took place at The Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach December 09, 2012. Substance Abuse Treatment In […]

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Josh Hamilton: 2013 Contract May Address Addiction

Stories abound about professional athletes and drug treatment, alcohol treatment, and rehab, where tragedies and triumphs often occur. The complexity of athletics and addiction seems to surface uniquely when money is involved. In Major League […]

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Lindsay Lohan Self Destruction Saga Continues

It appears the report that even though Charlie Sheen helped out fellow silver and small screen cohort and starlet Lindsay Lohan for her own betterment; she still managed to get herself into more negative media […]

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NFL Adderall Use May Be On The Rise

It is a sobering reminder that addiction can take many forms and shapes, from substance abuse to clamoring for a better performance. While PED use in sports news is always relevant, steroids and other human […]

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Charlie Sheen Pays Lindsay Lohan’s Debt, Lohan Gets Arrested

In the quasi-mythical world of celebrity responsibility, sometimes conditions are just right for altruism to seep through the almost impenetrable veneer of self-centeredness. When two trophies of media fodder who normally grace tabloid headlines with […]

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New UCF Study On Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone addiction in Florida had been the highest in nation until unique legislative measure sought to put firm parameters around the dispensing of the drug. The highly addictive pain killer, along with other ones as […]

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Suburban Robberies Rise With Oxycodone Addiction In Maryland

The rise of prescription drug abuse, with narcotics like oxycodone, OxyContin and other synthetic opioids is increasing in prevalence, has correlated into a transition of criminal activity, all to feed a growing wave of oxycodone […]

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Caffeine Overdose Deaths? 5 Hour Energy Drinks Scrutinized

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the news that the coffee usurper 5 Hour Energy drink may indeed have been involved in 13 deaths over the past four years. The […]

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Drinking Game?

A mainstay of the Thanksgiving holiday since 1924 has been New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, also known as simply the “Macy’s Day Parade.” A three hour visual spectacle brought into your home that […]

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Black Friday Shopaholics

It seems that Christmas celebrations get earlier and earlier every year, and the Thanksgiving holiday becomes nothing more than a relegated segue. The day after Thanksgiving gets more and more attention as shoppers scramble to […]

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Am I An Addict or Just Addicted?

As human beings, we all have the potential to experience circumstances that all other human beings experience. In the realm of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other substance abuse dependencies, the potential susceptibility still holds true […]

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DUI: Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Public Safety Policies

The public safety infrastructure will be undergoing significant changes in the states of Washington and Colorado (expounded in Initiative 502 Amendment 64 respectively) due to the recent marijuana legalization bills and USA Today reports that […]

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Kids Using Prescription Drugs Earlier Than Marijuana and Alcohol

A discouraging harbinger of the prescription drug epidemic was delivered in the form of a survey given by Ohio’s Coalition for A Drug Free Cincinnati to over 100 public, private and parochial school children. Students […]

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Testing For Brain Drugs In The Future

In the past decade, drug rehabs across the country have trended more towards the addiction treatment of prescription drug abuse, rather than mainly alcohol or other street drugs like heroin or crack cocaine. Oxycodone addiction […]

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Study Fiends? Adderall Addiction In College

Traditionally, when the words "substance abuse" and "college students" collide in a sentence, the context usually refers to binge drinking or heavy marijuana use. However, since the trend towards prescription drug use has increased with […]

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Sugar Addiction is Real, and Can Lead to Real Problems

Halloween offered us a quick strike example of what the next couple months will exemplify in regard to sugar intake which undergoes a Frankenstein like transformation into sugar addiction. Sugar High At the end of […]

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Synthetic Drugs Zombie Apocalypse: Trick or Treatment

This is the time of year where leaves are changing, falling, and temperatures are getting cooler and crisper. Preparations for the synthetic drug Zombie apocalypse are probably well under way as we near Halloween. Sensationalized stories […]

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Hey You! Get Off Of My Pink Cloud?

When a person experiences short-term sobriety, there may be a tendency to over-celebrate and revel in a new found freedom away from addiction, alcoholism or any kind of substance abuse. Whether you are in the […]

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Red Ribbon Week 2012: The Best Me is Drug Free

Every year since the program was first organized by The National Family Partnership in 1988, Red Ribbon Week has increased awareness of drug prevention especially in schools across America.  This year, Red Ribbon Week lasts […]

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Caffeine Overdose and Monster Energy Drinks

Can you overdose on caffeine? This is the question being asked of Monster energy drink executives, especially after a Maryland mother filed a lawsuit against the parent company, Monster Beverages, last week. Wendy Cossland’s 14-year […]

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Presidential Polls, Parity, and the Affordable Care Act

As the presidential polls continue to garner public attention, and Election 2012 looms next month, much attention is being paid to what the two main candidates, President Barak Obama, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, […]

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NOPE Task Force: Vigils Raise Drug Overdose Awareness

When an addict or alcoholic is living their life of abuse in the sublimity of relative ease and experiencing minimal consequences of their use, horrific realities are usually not brought to their immediate attention. Unfortunately, […]

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Detox Alone Will Not Treat Drug Addiction

In the world of alcohol and drug addiction recovery, two common myths that need to be displaced are that either detox is enough or a 28-day drug rehab stay is enough. Horror stories accompany many […]

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Antiquity and Addiction

Addiction may seem like a contemporary problem, especially with the increased prevalence of prescription drug abuse. In reality, substance abuse has its roots in all humanity, those of antiquity and modernity. Historical accounts of addiction […]

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The House I Live In: A New Documentary On The War On Drugs

A new film documentary was recently released called The House I Live In. The film revisits the last 41 years of the nation’s War on Drugs (and the $ Trillion dollars reportedly spent—that’s 1,000,000,000,000—twelves zeros […]

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Marijuana Addiction Is Real

In light of the pending legislation on the decriminalizing of marijuana in Washington State, Oregon, and Colorado, it may be useful to revisit the recent trend of reefer madness in the media and why it […]

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College Binge Drinking Leads To Alcohol Enema

A recent and bizarre story concerning the dangers of college fraternity life surfaced over the last few weeks. A University of Tennessee student of the Pi Kappa Alpha house was admitted to a local hospital […]

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PIC: Patriots For Parity

Addiction is a disease and alcoholics and addicts deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to access to treatment services. This is why many legislators, healthcare organizations, healthcare providers and community members are working […]

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Fact Or Fiction: Internet Use Disorder

If you are reading this, you may be at risk of a malady newly inscribed in the latest revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V). Internet Use Disorder (IUD) is […]

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Snoop Lion Smokes Pot With Son

The iconic hip hop celebrity Snoop Lion, formally known as Snoop Dogg, continues to grace the media headlines with his extra-curricular and countercultural activities, but a story on the world famous rapper and his parenting […]

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Reefer Madness: Marijuana laws, withdrawals, and more

The reefer madness headlines keep on rolling. We commented here earlier in the week on NORML, a nonprofit lobbying organization working to legalize marijuana, and the efforts being pushed in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. This […]

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Legalize Weed: Marijuana Legalization

According to a recent article, October 1st 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition. According to another article, the 75th anniversary was August 2nd, 2012. Whenever the date was (or is, or will be), […]

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Johnny Lewis Dead: New Smiles Drug In Question

Move over bath salts. The designer drug scene has become even more crowded with the introduction of a little known synthetic hallucinogen named “smiles” or the more sterile sounding “2C-1.” This latest designer drug has […]

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Suburban Junkies: Prescription Pill Abuse Downgrade

The California Watch, an online investigative reporting website, posted a helpful video titled “Suburban Junkies: The Privileged Young Heroin Addicts of Orange County,” made by the website in conjunction with a local radio station. This […]

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Fiona Apple Criminal Drug Use

For those alternative rock aficionados that enjoyed the musical nirvana that pervaded airways in the mid 1990’s, you would probably remember the name Fiona Apple. With the stereotypically deep-set and brooding eyes, Apple embodied the […]

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More Drug and Alcohol Related Celebrity Arrests

Continuing on the famous-people-that-are-drug-addicts train, news of the Lindsey Lohan arrest and the Amanda Bynes DUI debacle has been circulating throughout the media world the last few days. Unlike some of Bynes’ and Lohan’s other […]

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Richie Supa: Rockers In Recovery Lifestyle

Like the conventional pairing of peas and carrots; sex, drugs, and rock n roll seem to collide more often in the same sentence, as well as in the lives of musicians that play the music. […]

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What Is The Hardest Drug To Quit?

So what drugs are the hardest to quit? What drugs are the most addicting? The answer, while we wish it to be a simply ordinal ranking from number one to number ten, is potentially all […]

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Thermal Imaging Technology Used To Detect Drunks

We can learn a great deal about ourselves as a culture and as a civilization by the different inventions we have designed and innovated upon. For example, in the realm of mental health or addiction treatment, […]

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Non-Addictive Heroin To Cure Depression Raises Concerns

A headline like “Non-Addictive ‘Heroin Like’ Medicine Crushes Depression” is sure to attract a good deal of attention. The explicit oxymoron of something being like heroin and not addictive notwithstanding, this is a real story. […]

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Forcing Drug Addicts Into Treatment

Have you or someone you know ever been diagnosed with cancer or another serious disease? If so, you understand that such diseases require immediate medical attention and often seriously intensive treatment. You also understand the […]

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Colorado Dentist Infects Patients With HIV and Admits Drug Addiction

A Colorado Dentist, Dr. Stephen Stein, voluntarily relinquished his dental license after publicly admitting to his drug addiction problem and possibly infecting patients with HIV along the way. Dr. Stein had been using the prescription […]

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South Florida: September is National Recovery Month

It's Septemeber and that means National Recovery Month is upon us! This fall, South Florida will accommodate it's two most popular recovery events again this year, Harvesting The Voices Of Recovery Festival and Rockers In […]

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Are Athletes More Susceptible to Addiction After The Olympics?

Every two years, the world gathers around their televisions to celebrate their nation's greatest athletes as they compete in the Summer or Winter Olympic Games.  Most olympic athletes train their entire lives for their one […]

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Denial as an Addiction

A recent television commercial by The Partnership at DrugFree.org focuses on the role of parental denial in their children’s addiction. The commercial is narrated by a teenage boy who is stealing his mother’s pain medication, […]

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Drug Courts: Alternative to Drug-related Incarcerations

The efficacy and recognition of America’s drug courts are gaining attention and momentum. A quick search engine perusal will yield daily links to news articles recounting the various struggles and successes of those people suffering […]

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Veteran’s Drug Courts

Continuing on a brief summary of drug-courts and their rehabilitative benefits, individually and societally, an increasingly attractive sub-genre, the Veteran’s Drug Courts, have emerged as effective programs of help for our nation’s servicemen and women. […]

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Tragedy of Drug Addiction in Professional Sports

The sports world was reminded once again about the tragic affects of drug addiction, abuse and even irresponsibility. The tragedy that shook the NFL was the sudden death of Garrett Reid, son of Philadelphia Eagles […]

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History Lesson: 19th Century Opiate Addict

The prevalence of the addiction to prescription pain medicine is beyond dispute. A great number of studies have gone into the vast landscape that is OxyContin, RoxContin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, etc. etc. etc. The mass production […]

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Olympic Doping 2012

The Olympics may be over, but drug abuse in athletic sports is never ending. The Olympics took place this year in London, England and it brought athletic competition, stories of personal triumphs overcoming incredible odds, […]

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Kathie Lee Gifford: Blames Addiction On Parents

Anybody can be insensitive. We all are prone, from time to time, to speak our opinions before thinking through what exactly the consequences will be. In personal relationships, insensitivity can breed offense and hostility. On […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Panic Attacks & Addiction

Panic attacks are periods of intense fear; the attack can last from minutes to hours. Panic attacks usually begin abruptly, and in many cases, without warning. A person does not need to suffer from any […]

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Choosing the Right Drug And Alcohol Treatment Programs

Depending on a person’s specific needs, different levels of addiction treatment care are available. Locating the right drug or alcohol rehab for you or your loved one can sometimes feel confusing and overwhelming. With so […]

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Reincarnated: Snoop Dogg Becomes Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg recently has unveiled the trailer for his hip documentary "Reincarnated”, chronicling his new reggae album, and his new persona, Snoop Lion. As you watch the trailer you can’t help but wonder if he […]

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Eva Rausing Found Dead From Drug Overdose

Eva Rausing, the 48 year old billionaire, philanthropist, and wife of the heir to the Tetra Pak packing company fortune Hans Rausing, was found dead in the couple’s 85 million dollar mansion recently.  The cause […]

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ASAM: Addiction Is A Disease

The American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has given a new definition to addiction, saying that it is now a chronic brain disease. What does that mean? It means addiction is a disease and not […]

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Facebook: Getting Drunk In YoVille

For many Facebook and MySpace users, one of the perks of each social media network is gaming. YoVille is one of the many popular 2D virtual world games. Developed by Zynga, a person can create […]

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Just For Today: The Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect: The supposed influence exerted on a dynamic system by a small change in initial conditions Betty was in her late 30’s and had been addicted to alcohol and drugs since her early teen […]

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The Problem With Mandatory Drug Sentencing

Want to hear a sobering fact? The United States of America is the only country in the developed world that doles out sentences to teenagers involved in small-time, non-violent drug offenses. Shockingly, the Department of […]

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Bath Salts Not Found In Miami Zombie Autopsy Result

It wasn’t bath salts after all. No, the Miami zombie, who for weeks was reported to have been in the midst of a bath salt fueled craze when he attacked a homeless man, only had […]

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Addiction Treatment: Feeding Off The Sick

A few weeks ago I stopped at a local gas station to fill up and went in to purchase a soda. Walking over to the register I saw working behind the counter, a young woman […]

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Cloud 9 Bath Salts Pose Extreme Danger

Recently, bath salts have been making headlines in conjunction with all of the tragic cannibal attacks that have taken place around the country. These synthetic drugs have flown, largely, under the radar until now, and […]

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The Dangers Of Ignoring Teen Depression

Being a teenager  can be hard. However, in the age of 24 hour social media, where every move and comment a person makes is scrutinized by anonymous hoards of people, it can be especially difficult […]

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Addiction Treatment: How To Help Someone

There are many individuals out there who know someone that is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction. However, it can be a difficult subject to broach. It can be an awkward and uncomfortable scenario […]

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Addiction, Society And The Zombie Apocalypse

Recently in the news there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the designer drug referred to as “bath salts”. No, these do not refer to actual ‘lie in the tub and bask in lavender' […]

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Locating An Effective Alcohol Detox Facility

When it comes to recovering from alcoholism, detox is the first step. This is why locating an effective alcohol detox facility is an important step in the recovery process. Whether looking for yourself or for a loved […]

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Is Klonopin the World’s Deadliest Prescription Drug?

It can be very easy to get into trouble with certain prescription drugs. After all, how harmful could something that your doctor gives to you be? However, millions of Americans become addicted to prescription drugs […]

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Whitney Houston Autopsy Results Revealed

Before she was discovered dead by her personal assistant in a Beverly Hills Hotel bathtub, Whitney Houston had been submerged underwater for over an hour. Now, the final autopsy reports have been released to the […]

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Drug Testing For Surfers Identifies Those In Gnarly Situations

To follow in ranks with many other sports including Olympic testing, The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has given the go ahead for mandatory drug testing through the year at various events. There has been […]

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Stop BCBS of FL from Discriminating against Mental Health Patients & Addicts

Do you suffer from addiction? Does someone you care about suffer from the disease of addiction? What if you or your loved one couldn’t get treatment because an insurance company didn’t think it was medically necessary? What if we […]

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Relapse Warning Signs and Prevention: Alcohol and Drug Addiction

  In early recovery, one of the biggest issues is one that is often surrounded by misinformation. A major misconception of addicts or alcoholics relapsing is the belief that exterior things in life can and will cause relapse, such as: having or losing a […]

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High Cost of Low Living: Treatment Cost

Addiction Treatment Cost For a long time I would refuse to go to any kind of treatment for my addiction. There were a few reasons why I felt treatment was not going to work, but […]

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What Whitney Houston’s Death Teaches Us About Addiction

Saturday evening, in the glamorous Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, singer Whitney Houston’s body was discovered in a bathtub. She was face down, her lungs were filled with water, and she was unresponsive. The cause of Whitney […]

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Russian Designer Drug Eat Junkies: Krokodil Rotting Flesh

The landscape of drug trafficking and abuse is shifting noticeably as new and even more dangerous drugs, like the Krokodil rotting flesh drug, are introduced to the community. Substitute concoctions called designer drugs are cheap […]

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Lazy Cakes: The Official Relaxation Brownie

May 23, 2011, Delray Beach FL – Lazy Cakes, “The Official Relaxation Brownie”, can be found at your local convenience store, replacing the recently banned synthetic marijuana,K2or Spice. HHB, LLC, the maker and distributor of […]

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A Brief History of Cocaine

The evolution of a once hailed panacea An article on CNN recounts the history of the drug cocaine. Before war was waged against cocaine and its illicit relatives, it was hailed as the cure for […]

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My Progressive Recovery

I never thought that I would be writing about my progressive recovery.  It never occurred to me that maybe just maybe my story could help someone else who also believes that they are hopeless.  My […]

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