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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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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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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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Celebrating Musicians in Recovery

As The Watershed continues to celebrate individuals who were able to reclaim their lives after alcohol or drug rehab, we would like to recognize some famous musicians who found continued success and a better quality […]

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Oxyana Documentary: OxyContin Abuse In Oceana, WV

Oceana, West Virginia, is the home of the new documentary titled “Oxyana.” OxyContin has been a growing concern for residents in WV and now with the Oxyana on the screen, it seems to be bringing […]

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Prescription Painkillers to Blame for Rise in Heroin Addiction

  In the ‘90s heroin was seen as a drug for wannabe rockers living on the streets of Seattle. However today’s heroin addict looks very much like the girl next door. How did that happen? […]

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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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New Study: Workplace Bullying May Lead To Drug Abuse

Remember the days of school yard bullies, mean girls, and repeated efforts to belittle, patronize and humiliate classmates? All of us have certainly either been involved or observed bullying or teasing on some level or […]

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Bill W.’s Letters To Carl Jung And Alcoholics Anonymous

As the 21st century marches on, medical advances in the field of addiction treatment continue to progress. Hundreds of prescription medications are being doled out at an alarming rate to those trying to get clean […]

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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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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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LeAnn Rimes Vs. Brandi Glanville: All Is Fair In Love And Addiction

It seems like the low-blows between country star LeAnn Rimes, and her husbands ex-wife Brandi Glanville are getting increasingly petty. In case you haven’t heard anything about the drama inside this celebrity war of words, […]

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New Hampshire Man with Hepatitis C Addicted To Fentanyl, Infected Patients

The progression of addiction can be a slow burn, but its destination is all the same. Often, the decisions of an addict or alcoholic are also detrimental to those people involved in their lives, mostly […]

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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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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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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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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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Octomom in Rehab for Xanax Abuse

In our fast-paced and modern world, raising four children can be exceedingly stressful and difficult. When you are trying to raise, oh I don’t know, let’s say 14 children, the stress factor may be elevated […]

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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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Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education :NOPE Candle Light Vigil 2012

Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education Task Force (NOPE) held their 6th annual candle light vigil last night at the Kravis Center, as well as many other cities across the United States, to raise awareness and honor […]

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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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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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The Watershed Supports Patriots For Parity Florida Hearing 2012

Every day thousands of Americans are suffering from untreated mental health illnesses, drug addiction, and alcohol dependency because they are not being given access to the treatment they need. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Watershed […]

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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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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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To Thine Own Self Be True: 18 Months of Sobriety

WOW, I am actually holding an 18 month chip in my lil hand! My first chip with two digits on it, WAAHHHOOO!!! The next time I see this, it won’t be for another 8 1/2 […]

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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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The “Buzz” Around Monster Energy Drinks

The popularity of energy drinks continues to gain a massive following. Targeting specific demographics, brands like Red Bull and Monster are dominating the industry, but others still hold their own weight, like the 5 Hour […]

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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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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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Treating Opiate Addictions With Opiates?

Treating opiate addictions, by using pharmaceutical drugs like methadone and Suboxone (or buprenorphine) have been well entrenched as treatment and recovery options for almost a decade now. Better known as opioid replacement therapy, this medical option […]

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Melky Cabrera Creates Fake Website To Hide PED Use

Here is yet another installment in the ongoing stories of PED, performance-enhancing drugs, use in professional sports. The parallels between PED, use and drug addiction may be a stretch at times, yet the irrationality and […]

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Denials Of A High Functioning Alcoholic

Most of us cursorily associate stereotypes like “drug addict”, “alcoholic”, “junkie”, “drunk” and other assorted monikers with a demographic of people who more or less represent the underbelly of society. It is easy to bring […]

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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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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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Cat Marnell: Addiction in the Camera’s Eye

Public attention towards celebrity breakdowns, due to drug and alcohol addictions, is becoming a more commonplace in our society today. The media’s vast coverage and scrutiny of famous people from actors to musicians to politicians […]

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Sylvester Stallones Son Found Dead

Yet another report has surfaced of a celebrity dying of a possible accidental overdose.  Sylvester Stallons son, Sage Stallone was found dead at his home on a Friday afternoon, surrounded by a few bottles of […]

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Keeping Tabs On Prescription Painkiller Manufacturers

Prescription drug abuse has become a legitimate epidemic in our country. More people than ever before in our history are using prescription drugs recreationally, usually with terrible consequences. Keeping track of where these pills are […]

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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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