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Russian Track and Field Banned From Summer Olympics

Russian Track and Field Banned From Summer Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) filed a detailed report with an abundance of allegations claiming Russia’s athletes were given a three-drug cocktail of banned...
Selma Blair Apologizes After Plane Incident Mixing Alcohol with Pills

Selma Blair Apologizes After Plane Incident Mixing Alcohol with Pills

Over this past Father’s Day weekend, actress Selma Blair and her ex-boyfriend Jason Bleick took their 4-year-old son Arthur on vacation to a beautiful...
2014 Olympic Doping Allegations

2014 Olympic Doping Allegations

In recent weeks, a new controversy regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs among Olympic athletes has become the main focus of sports media...
GOP Candidates and Addiction Stories

GOP Candidates and Addiction Stories

In this political campaign at least four GOP candidates talked candidly about their experience with addiction. In former campaigns this would undoubtedly be considered...
Is Addiction A Brain Disease?

Is Addiction A Brain Disease?

  After years of research, addiction was officially classified as a brain disease by the American Medical Association in 1956. Since then, innumerable studies conducted...
Prince Found with Painkiller Percocet in System

Prince Found with Painkiller Percocet in System

      Did Percocet kill Prince?  This is the question that investigators are trying to definitively determine about the superstar’s sudden death.  Despite headliners that state...
Decline of Flakka in Florida

Decline of Flakka in Florida

Could public awareness programs and effective drug treatment be playing a part in the decline of Flakka in Florida?  This is the conclusion authorities...
Can Marijuana Cause Memory Loss

Can Marijuana Cause Memory Loss

Researchers believe long term exposure to marijuana can impede verbal memory. Also known as verbal encoding this is a cognitive function that is defined...

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Facts

For many women like Kathy Mitchell, drinking during pregnancy can have lifelong repercussions. This mother who painfully admit that she drank during her teenage...
Cocaine's Effects On The Brain

Cocaine’s Effects On The Brain

For years, the molecular mechanisms that underlie the toxic actions of cocaine on neural pathways have eluded scientists. As one of the most abused...

‘Chasing the Dragon’: Heroin in America

The FBI film ‘Chasing the Dragon’ is a heart -renching depiction of a dangerous journey from prescription drugs to heroin abuse that millions of...

Will Legalizing Marijuana Lead to More Addiction?

As the movement to legalize recreational marijuana kicks into high gear, researchers are concerned that it may mean exchanging a crime problem with a...

Super Bowl Aftermath Leads to Rise in Alcohol-Related Incidents

The aftermath of the Super Bowl is not always about celebrating the winning team.  For some individuals it is about coming to grips with...

Synthetic Marijuana is Still a Problem for the NFL

A series of incidents linking National Football League (NFL) players with synthetic marijuana could impact future regular season and Super Bowl games.  Since January of...

Narcan Now Sold Over-the-Counter in 14 States

As the number of people dying from heroin and prescription opioid overdose continues to climb, a number of states across the U.S. are scrambling to...

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Fighting for My Life One Day at a Time

Fighting for My Life  One Day at a Time: Caitlin's Story of Battling Addiction and Mental Illness simultaneously. I always wanted my life to be exciting and...

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Dual Diagnosis In Recovery

Dual Diagnosis In Recovery

Dual diagnosis is a treatment intervention for addiction that has emerged as one of the most critical components in addiction recovery. Studies show the...
Cinco De Mayo Sober Activities

Cinco De Mayo Sober Activities

Cinco de Mayo celebrations in America have evolved into major drinking events.  In fact, according to Nielsen Marking Data that track retail sales in...
Overcoming your Drug Addiction

Overcoming Your Drug Addiction

Overcoming Your Drug Addiction: Taking Control of Your Destiny Overcoming drug addiction for many people means confronting negative emotions that stop them from seeing their...
Relapse in Addiction Recovery

What Should I Do If I Relapse in Recovery

Being able to stay sober is the hallmark of every addiction recovery story.  However, there are people like Rob, whose journey to recovery take...
Self-Acceptance in Addiction Recovery

Self-Acceptance in Addiction Recovery

Recovering from addiction is a step by step process towards self-acceptance and change. People in addiction are primarily working against their own personal health and...

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Dual Diagnosis In Recovery

Dual diagnosis is a treatment intervention for addiction that has emerged as one of the most critical components in addiction recovery. Studies show the...