ADDICTION

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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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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Julie in Addiction
December 28, 2019

The Children Born Addicted to Opioids

With all of the attention that is being placed on the overdose death rates across the United States little to no attention is being given to the youngest victims of this crisis. Every day across the United States children are being born addicted to opioids.

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Julie in Addiction
December 27, 2019

What to Do After a Loved One Overdoses

It is nearly impossible to track the total amount of nonfatal drug overdoses because oftentimes they go unreported. There are countless people who have had multiple overdoses over the course of their lifetime. So what are the steps that a person should take if their loved one has overdosed on drugs or alcohol?

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Kyle in Addiction
December 12, 2019

My Addiction Was Fueled by Arrogance & Selfishness

Arrogance and selfishness fueled my addiction. Humility and honesty saved me. Being seven years sober, I am still blown away at how arrogant and selfish I was, and I am humbled and brought to my knees with gratitude at the second chance I have been given at life. I am not who I was, nor will I ever be that young man again.

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Julie in Addiction
December 11, 2019

The End of the Road of Alcoholism

I’ve seen what the future can hold if I ever chose to start drinking again, and I don’t like it. Alcoholism leads to a life of pain, a life of regret, and an ending that most people would never knowingly choose.

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Jason Good in Addiction
December 5, 2019

UPS Smuggling Ring Shut Down: Addicts Aren’t the Only One’s Sending Drugs in the Mail

Sending drugs through the mail is one of those “staples” of being an addict. While necessity is the mother of invention, drug users and drug dealers have found crafty ways throughout the years to buy and sell drugs. For a while now, the internet was the number one drug marketplace.

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Julie in Addiction
November 30, 2019

Why a Wall Won’t Stop Fentanyl From Flooding Into The United States

By this point, most people have heard about the scourge of fentanyl that has swept across the United States and is killing people on a daily basis.

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Jason Good in Addiction
November 21, 2019

An Addict’s Life Is More Important than the Holidays

Working in drug and alcohol treatment , each year it becomes my duty to remind families that the upcoming holidays are NOT an excuse for an addict not to go to treatment and seek help. It becomes the easiest cop-out imaginable.

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