Cocaine Overdoses on the Rise

Posted By: | on: 07/21/16 | in Category: Addiction news, News

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Cocaine is an illegal stimulant drug that comes in the form of a white powder and is derived from the leaves of the coca plants found in South America. Cocaine is a common drug of abuse and addiction in the United States, as many people are attracted to the euphoric effects that occur when the drug is ingested into the body. However, this recreatio

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Five Ways to Say No To Alcohol

Posted By: | on: 07/15/16 | in Category: Addiction news, Tips

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Alcohol, legal for those who are ages 21 and over, is one of the most commonly consumed substances in America, as well as the most regularly present substances found at social events. Throughout the duration of many people’s lives, they are repetitively faced with situations involving alcohol. Encountering pressures or urges to drink alcohol begi

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Maria Sharapova Suspended for Two Years for Doping

Posted By: | on: 07/13/16 | in Category: News

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This prior weekend the 2016 Wimbledon Championships had come to an end, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are right around the corner. For many tennis stars, it is a dream to compete in these two events, but for the 29-year-old Russian tennis pro Maria Sharapova, her dreams were put on hold. In January, Sharapova was penalized at the A

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Evolution of Addiction Treatment

Posted By: | on: 07/8/16 | in Category: Addiction news, News, Treatment News

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One of the largest problems seen in the U.S. today is the abuse of drugs and alcohol, which has led to an alarming upsurge in addiction numbers. Addiction, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or sex, is a complex, devastating disease that immensely affects both the user and his or her loved ones. Addiction rates have been growing exponen

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Tips for a Sober 4th of July

Posted By: | on: 07/1/16 | in Category: News

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Annual Independence Day family and friend gatherings are a few days away and as many are out purchasing food and beverages, you might be feeling anxious about how you will enjoy the holiday sober. Unfortunately, many U.S holidays are centered on drinking however that is not what they are all about. This year if you are worried about how you will

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Sober Summer

Posted By: | on: 06/30/16 | in Category: News

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Recovering addicts typically have a difficult time finding enjoyable activities to participate in that do not involve drugs and alcohol, trigger cravings, or take place in an environment that won’t compromise one’s sobriety. No matter the time, day, week, or month out of the year, individuals in recovery must constantly be on high alert and tho

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Russian Track and Field Banned From Summer Olympics

Posted By: | on: 06/30/16 | in Category: News

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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 substances and liquor in order to increase their performance in Olympic sporting events. On Friday, June 17th Russia’s track and field team was banned from competing in the 2016 Su

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Selma Blair Apologizes After Plane Incident Mixing Alcohol with Pills

Posted By: | on: 06/28/16 | in Category: News

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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 resort in Mexico. The weekend was filled with laughter and joy from the moment the reconnected family departed for Cancun, up until the three boarded the Delta Airlines return flight to Los Ange

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Prince Died of Opioid Overdose

Posted By: | on: 06/28/16 | in Category: News

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Fentanyl is responsible for singer’s death and more than 5,500 others in the U.S.

Speculation and rumors have been spiraling regarding what killed famous musician Prince, at the age of 57, and in his own home. The autopsy report released from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office in Ramsey, Minnesota declared that he

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2014 Olympic Doping Allegations

Posted By: | on: 06/28/16 | in Category: News

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In recent weeks, a new controversy regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs among Olympic athletes has become the main focus of sports media and received universal attention, as well as a great deal of scrutiny. Since the 1960s, countles

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