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National Recovery Month: Using The Arts to Overcome Addiction

Some of the most provocative art has been created by the most brilliantly deranged minds we’ve known; think Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Georgia O’Keefe and Edvard Munch. These artists are critically important because like monumental writers, they give us a glimpse into the essence of the human condition through their work,...

What Does Recovery Look Like? Photo Contest for National Recovery Month

If you didn’t know already, it’s National Recovery Month! September is the time to celebrate recovering from substance abuse- and if you’re still an active user, it’s the time to be inspired to share your addiction stories and get lively support from an active, engaged community. This Recovery Month it’s...

Needle Exchange Program Prevents 120 Cases of HIV in Washington

If you don’t know what a safe needle exchange program (SNE) is, you’re going to learn today! For many years there has been hot debate as to whether or not safe needle exchange programs should be allowed to exist. SNE programs allow current heroin (or other intravenous drug users) to...

After Tragic Overdose, Mother Pushes for Drug Reform to Save Lives

In January 2015, Lori Mizwicki received news no mother ever wants to hear. Her 16 year old son, Mason Mizwicki was found dead of apparent overdose. The cause? Prescription pills he’d taken at a New Year’s Eve ‘skittles’ party he attended the previous night. Mason was only a junior at...

‘The Hills’ Star, Stephanie Pratt, Speaks Candidly On Dark Past of Drug Abuse and Bulimia

For many teens and young adults in the early 2000s, reality TV show The Hills was a must watch and the stars were to be admired and envied. The spin-off of Laguna Beach helped pave the way for reality television as we know it today. It allowed audiences around the...

Actor Matthew Perry Opens About His Past Substance Abuse Issues

Matthew Perry by Thomas Atila Lewis licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 Although Matthew Perry was quite the jokester on the hit TV series Friends, in reality he’s pretty serious about important issues, especially his battle with substance abuse. This year Perry, 46, received Phoenix House’s 2015 Phoenix Rising Award. Phoenix...

Happy Birthday HP Lovecraft: Opium, Cthulhu, and Night Terrors, Oh My!

Howard Phillips Lovecraft by unknown licensed under Public Domain On this day (August 20th) in 1890 one of America’s greatest writers was born. HP Lovecraft was the master of penning sublime horror way before Stephen King was even a spec in the multiverse. Lovecraft specialized in all things spooky and...

Lindsay Lohan’s Autobiography Tells All: Addiction, Romance, and Her Fall from Grace

  Lindsay Lohan by Rafael Amado Deras licensed under CC by 2.0 The famed Lindsay Lohan isn’t as well known for her acting prowess as she is for her escapades in debauchery. So far Lohan’s story has only been pieced together by gnawing journalists, creepy, stalker photographers, and Hollywood rumors....

UCF Sororities Go Dry for Recruitment Week

With the new college semester beginning in the coming weeks, excited freshmen and returning students are preparing to take the plunge of a lifetime- pledging to a sorority or fraternity. There’s a number of reasons to choose to pledge ranging from forming friendships and important connections to continuing a family...

5 Celebrities You Knew Struggled with Addiction, But Forgot About

It’s well known many celebrities and socialites turn to addictive substances to cope with the pressures surrounding fame: deadlines, endless snooping from excitable journalists and photographers, performance pressure, being gorgeous all the time (and yes, that affects guys too), angry directors, demanding family members, and everything in between. Although some...

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