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Category: Drug Addiction

Study Finds Medical Industry Has “Weak Response” to Opioid Overdose

Study Finds Medical Industry Has "Weak Response" to Opioid Overdose

A study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health uncovered disturbing new patterns in Pennsylvania’s battle against opioid abuse and overdose. When analyzing over 6,000 cases of heroin or prescription painkiller overdoses, the study found: 43 percent of heroin overdose survivors had been taking opioids prior...

#WomanCrushWednesday! How Brittany Shelton Turned Recovery into Inspiration

#WomanCrushWednesday! How Brittany Shelton Turned Recovery into Inspiration

#WomanCrushWednesday is here once more, and we’re continuing to celebrate women in recovery! This week we’re placing the spotlight on one incredibly open, loving, and strong woman named Brittany Shelton who has taken her recovery journey to the next level, using to to unite and inspire others to embark on...

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Marijuana

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Marijuana

Though still illegal in many states, marijuana use has become widely socially accepted and almost expected, especially among younger crowds. Today, smoking weed is treated much like social drinking, with many believing it’s actually a safer alternative to alcohol use. These misconceptions are dangerous: not only does marijuana use impair...

Overdose Survivors Share What You Should Know About Addiction

Overdose Survivors Share What You Should Know About Addiction

The current substance abuse crisis affecting the United States is impossible to ignore. It has made orphans of children, stolen brothers and sisters, and lead to parents having to bury their children. The substance abuse epidemic claims thousands every day and yet society still carries stigmas that suggest those who...

‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans Reveals Shocking Overdose Details in New Book

‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans Reveals Shocking Overdose Details in New Book

Sigh. Life hasn’t been easy for young mother and star of MTV’s Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans. She was introduced to the world as a young teen mother-to-be on the controversial show 16 & Pregnant, where viewers watched her already troubled relationship with her son’s father, Andrew Lewis, go up...

#WomanCrushWednesday! 5 Badass Women in Recovery!

#WomanCrushWednesday! 5 Badass Women in Recovery!

Ladies, every Wednesday our social media feeds get flooded with women being celebrated for their beauty, talents, capacity to love, and other achievements. #WomanCrushWednesdays are dedicated to mothers, wives, girlfriends, and admired celebrities all the time, but rarely is that spotlight given to women who are admired for their commitment...

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies by Suicide

On July 20th, 2017, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of alternative rock band Linkin Park, was discovered dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home after an apparent suicide. Suspected contributing factors include ongoing struggles with depression, substance abuse, and the recent death by suicide of Chris Cornell, his close friend....

5 Harsh Realities You Face in Your First Year Sober

5 Harsh Realities You Face in Your First Year Sober

There’s a lot of misconceptions and hearsay when it comes to addiction recovery. Knowing what lies ahead helps to quell your concerns and allow you to focus on the journey ahead, instead. Recovery is a journey, not a destination, so recognizing that the path will sometimes get bumpy is important....

Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder

Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder

We’ve touched on the role of co-occurring mental health disorders in the development of an addiction, and the most common combinations of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Understanding how your mental health contributes to substance abuse is key to unraveling the deep-rooted causes of addiction and beginning your healing...

Tiger Completes ‘Intensive Program’ following DUI Charge

Tiger Completes ‘Intensive Program’ following DUI Charge

Tiger Woods Back on the Saddle Last month, the media reported Tiger Woods’ run in with authorities when he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at 2am in Jupiter, Florida. While many originally assumed he had been drinking and driving, reports confirmed that Woods was under the...