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Mike T. in News
February 6, 2020

Why Are We in the Middle of an Opiate Epidemic?

Are you serious? Today, I read an article about a large medical software company manipulating the doctor-patient relationship, in order to increase the sales of opiate medications. You read that right; I don’t think I could make that stuff up.

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Jason Good in Narconon Success
February 4, 2020

Drugs Made Me Happy…Temporarily

My name is Logan and I am a recovering meth addict. I started smoking weed in 8th grade and it quickly became an every day thing. By the time I was 16 years old, in 10th grade, I was unmotivated and depressed with my life. I started to try other harder drugs like coke and acid. This progressed to meth and heroin…

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Julie in Addiction
February 2, 2020

Hateful Comments on Social Media Point to An Alarming Trend

I have even seen several comments stating that overdose victims should not be given Narcan anymore in order to “solve the problem.” Has our society really become so cold that so many people would rather stand by and let someone die than give them another chance at life? Since when has this sort of behavior become socially acceptable? Why are people so quick to spew hate on social media?

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
January 24, 2020

How Sobriety Has Become the Foundation for My Life

How Sobriety Has Become the Foundation for My Life About seven and a half years ago, my life was what many people might call a mess. I was having a hard time making ends meet and had to move back in with my parents because I was drinking entirely too much alcohol.

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Julie in Addiction
January 23, 2020

Ads That Promote Alcoholism Should be Banned

The other day I was watching TV, and I saw an advertisement for Coors Light beer that was promoting morning drinking. The ad which may seem innocent enough to many showed two male roommates in their twenties cracking open a morning beer while eating breakfast and watching football.

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Julie in Family Resources
January 16, 2020

How to Help a Friend Whose Loved One Is Addicted

With the high rates of addiction across the United States you’d be hard-pressed not to know anyone who has been affected by this nationwide problem. That being said here are some of the ways you can help support a friend whose loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol.

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Julie in Family Resources
January 15, 2020

Why Parents Need to Talk to Their Kids About Drugs

While talking to your children about drugs sounds about as enjoyable as listening to nails on a chalkboard it is something every parent must face…

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Julie in Addiction Recovery
January 8, 2020

The Holidays Are Over, Now There Is No Excuse

Many people hold off going to treatment in November and December because of the holiday season. They rationalize putting off getting help by telling themselves that they do not want to miss out on family time and special moments.

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Jason Good in Addiction
January 6, 2020

Did Vivitrol Cause a Surge in Methamphetamine Addiction?

Vivitrol is a monthly injection of an opioid blocker. It shuts off an addict’s ability to get high from opioids and is usually used as a protective measure against relapse with addicts who are in early recovery. Could Vivitrol be contributing to the surge in methamphetamine addiction?

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Jason Good in Addiction
January 3, 2020

U.S. Currently Focused on “VapeGate”: Drug Crisis Is Old News

Lately, all the rage has been about vaping and the recent deaths allegedly caused by vaping. Since the first few cases made it on the news, tons of media outlets have covered the developing story as more and more cases came to light where people got sick and died, again allegedly, due to vaping.

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