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Puerto Rico Exports Addicts to Chicago Under False Pretenses

A recent news story by WBEZ91.5, revealed that Puerto Rico is exporting many of its drug addicted residents to treatment facilities in Chicago; facilities that are not properly licensed to treat drug addiction and alcoholism. As a […]

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CBS Special with Michael Botticelli: Faith, Hope & the Burden of Addiction

On April 12, national Drug Czar and recovered alcoholic, Michael Botticelli, was featured in a special broadcast on CBS called, “Faith, Hope, and the Burden of Addiction.”  The half-hour presentation included segments explaining the disease of addiction […]

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Ex-Drug Addict Treats Patients With Hallucinogenic Drugs (Ibogaine)

It isn’t unheard of that hallucinogenic drugs were used as a treatment alternative for many different medical and mental ailments in the past, but as the addiction treatment industry has grown, so has our knowledge.  […]

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The Watershed Texas Is Now Open

The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs is excited to announce the grand re-opening of The Watershed Texas. Our Texas rehab facility is located in Clear Lake City, just 30 minutes from Houston, TX. We understand that […]

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How to Get Sober Fast This Holiday Season

Want to know how to get sober fast for the holidays? There are millions of people in the United States that have gotten sober from alcoholism and you can too. These are the facts of […]

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Krokodil Drug Infographic: The Facts About The Zombie Drug

Many people are starting to talk about the new rotting flesh drug called Krokodil, but did you know that this drug actually isn’t that new?  Krokodil is the street name for an injectable opioid called Desomorphine. Although […]

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What is PTSD And Is It Causing Drug Addiction For Our Veterans?

What is PTSD and what is causing our veterans to need substance abuse treatment? There are more than two million veterans suffering from an opioid painkiller addiction as result of trying to treat physical injury, […]

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Zombie Drug Makes for the Real ‘Walking Dead’

Krokodil, the new zombie drug, not only rots flesh, but kills addicts within a few years of use. This zombie drug, is cheaper and more dangerous than most synthetic drugs on the market. Addicts are getting the […]

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Intervention: How To Help Loved A Loved One Overcome Addiction

When it comes to people you care about, it’s never easy to make them feel as though you don’t support or accept them. But if someone you care about is struggling with an addiction, it […]

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National Drug Facts Week: Test Your Drug Knowledge

This week (January 28th-February 3rd)  is National Drug Facts Week which is an annual awareness campaign that started a few years ago to help inform teenagers of real drug facts.  This year the campaign is focused […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction A National Epidemic?

In a recent news article, the Huffington Post covered a story on the trending problem of rogue pharmacies. The article somberly and poignantly reflects on several families and people who have lost loved ones due […]

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Hazelden’s New Medication Assisted Treatment

A Suboxone Maintenance Program Methods for drug and alcohol treatment have experienced many nuances since Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith helped to found Alcoholics Anonymous in 1934. Their approach, a 12-Step spiritually-directed methodology, has enabled […]

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The Watershed Serves Community With Holiday Fundraisers

The Watershed is not only dedicated to helping rebuild lives from alcohol and drug addiction, but also to help those suffering in other ways by giving back to the community. One way The Watershed helps others is by […]

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Heroin And Cocaine Vaccine Research May Help, Not Addiction Cure

The scientific community, specifically, the National Institute of Drug Abuse supported drug developers (NIDA), have been in the process of developing experimental “narcotic antibodies.” Touted as a cocaine vaccine, the research could prove to be […]

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Faces Of Meth: New Horrific Physical Effects Of Meth Abuse

The intangible ravages of prolonged and uncontrolled drug and alcohol use are pretty clear, though not seen: arrests, incarceration, broken homes, broken families, orphaned children, deaths, heartache, heartbreak, sadness, helplessness, hopeless. These are only a […]

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Top 10 Sober Celebrities In Recovery

At some level and at some time, all of us aspire for fame, fortune or even both. What gets lost in this pursuit is the rising level of responsibility commensurate with the elevation of fame […]

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Josh Hamilton: 2013 Contract May Address Addiction

Stories abound about professional athletes and drug treatment, alcohol treatment, and rehab, where tragedies and triumphs often occur. The complexity of athletics and addiction seems to surface uniquely when money is involved. In Major League […]

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Charlie Sheen Pays Lindsay Lohan’s Debt, Lohan Gets Arrested

In the quasi-mythical world of celebrity responsibility, sometimes conditions are just right for altruism to seep through the almost impenetrable veneer of self-centeredness. When two trophies of media fodder who normally grace tabloid headlines with […]

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New UCF Study On Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone addiction in Florida had been the highest in nation until unique legislative measure sought to put firm parameters around the dispensing of the drug. The highly addictive pain killer, along with other ones as […]

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Suburban Robberies Rise With Oxycodone Addiction In Maryland

The rise of prescription drug abuse, with narcotics like oxycodone, OxyContin and other synthetic opioids is increasing in prevalence, has correlated into a transition of criminal activity, all to feed a growing wave of oxycodone […]

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Caffeine Overdose Deaths? 5 Hour Energy Drinks Scrutinized

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the news that the coffee usurper 5 Hour Energy drink may indeed have been involved in 13 deaths over the past four years. The […]

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Am I An Addict or Just Addicted?

As human beings, we all have the potential to experience circumstances that all other human beings experience. In the realm of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other substance abuse dependencies, the potential susceptibility still holds true […]

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DUI: Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Public Safety Policies

The public safety infrastructure will be undergoing significant changes in the states of Washington and Colorado (expounded in Initiative 502 Amendment 64 respectively) due to the recent marijuana legalization bills and USA Today reports that […]

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Kids Using Prescription Drugs Earlier Than Marijuana and Alcohol

A discouraging harbinger of the prescription drug epidemic was delivered in the form of a survey given by Ohio’s Coalition for A Drug Free Cincinnati to over 100 public, private and parochial school children. Students […]

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Testing For Brain Drugs In The Future

In the past decade, drug rehabs across the country have trended more towards the addiction treatment of prescription drug abuse, rather than mainly alcohol or other street drugs like heroin or crack cocaine. Oxycodone addiction […]

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Octomom in Rehab for Xanax Abuse

In our fast-paced and modern world, raising four children can be exceedingly stressful and difficult. When you are trying to raise, oh I don’t know, let’s say 14 children, the stress factor may be elevated […]

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Synthetic Drugs Zombie Apocalypse: Trick or Treatment

This is the time of year where leaves are changing, falling, and temperatures are getting cooler and crisper. Preparations for the synthetic drug Zombie apocalypse are probably well under way as we near Halloween. Sensationalized stories […]

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Red Ribbon Week 2012: The Best Me is Drug Free

Every year since the program was first organized by The National Family Partnership in 1988, Red Ribbon Week has increased awareness of drug prevention especially in schools across America.  This year, Red Ribbon Week lasts […]

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Presidential Polls, Parity, and the Affordable Care Act

As the presidential polls continue to garner public attention, and Election 2012 looms next month, much attention is being paid to what the two main candidates, President Barak Obama, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, […]

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The House I Live In: A New Documentary On The War On Drugs

A new film documentary was recently released called The House I Live In. The film revisits the last 41 years of the nation’s War on Drugs (and the $ Trillion dollars reportedly spent—that’s 1,000,000,000,000—twelves zeros […]

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Marijuana Addiction Is Real

In light of the pending legislation on the decriminalizing of marijuana in Washington State, Oregon, and Colorado, it may be useful to revisit the recent trend of reefer madness in the media and why it […]

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PIC: Patriots For Parity

Addiction is a disease and alcoholics and addicts deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to access to treatment services. This is why many legislators, healthcare organizations, healthcare providers and community members are working […]

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Celebrity Eating Disorders: Nicole Scherzinger & Kristen Haglund

Sometimes addicts are exposed by not what they put into their body, but what they withhold from it. Bulimia and anorexia nervosa are two weight related eating disorders that can fall easily into a category […]

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Fact Or Fiction: Internet Use Disorder

If you are reading this, you may be at risk of a malady newly inscribed in the latest revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V). Internet Use Disorder (IUD) is […]

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Snoop Lion Smokes Pot With Son

The iconic hip hop celebrity Snoop Lion, formally known as Snoop Dogg, continues to grace the media headlines with his extra-curricular and countercultural activities, but a story on the world famous rapper and his parenting […]

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To Thine Own Self Be True: 18 Months of Sobriety

WOW, I am actually holding an 18 month chip in my lil hand! My first chip with two digits on it, WAAHHHOOO!!! The next time I see this, it won’t be for another 8 1/2 […]

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Legalize Weed: Marijuana Legalization

According to a recent article, October 1st 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition. According to another article, the 75th anniversary was August 2nd, 2012. Whenever the date was (or is, or will be), […]

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Suburban Junkies: Prescription Pill Abuse Downgrade

The California Watch, an online investigative reporting website, posted a helpful video titled “Suburban Junkies: The Privileged Young Heroin Addicts of Orange County,” made by the website in conjunction with a local radio station. This […]

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Fiona Apple Criminal Drug Use

For those alternative rock aficionados that enjoyed the musical nirvana that pervaded airways in the mid 1990’s, you would probably remember the name Fiona Apple. With the stereotypically deep-set and brooding eyes, Apple embodied the […]

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Richie Supa: Rockers In Recovery Lifestyle

Like the conventional pairing of peas and carrots; sex, drugs, and rock n roll seem to collide more often in the same sentence, as well as in the lives of musicians that play the music. […]

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Non-Addictive Heroin To Cure Depression Raises Concerns

A headline like “Non-Addictive ‘Heroin Like’ Medicine Crushes Depression” is sure to attract a good deal of attention. The explicit oxymoron of something being like heroin and not addictive notwithstanding, this is a real story. […]

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Forcing Drug Addicts Into Treatment

Have you or someone you know ever been diagnosed with cancer or another serious disease? If so, you understand that such diseases require immediate medical attention and often seriously intensive treatment. You also understand the […]

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Treating Opiate Addictions With Opiates?

Treating opiate addictions, by using pharmaceutical drugs like methadone and Suboxone (or buprenorphine) have been well entrenched as treatment and recovery options for almost a decade now. Better known as opioid replacement therapy, this medical option […]

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Drug Courts: Alternative to Drug-related Incarcerations

The efficacy and recognition of America’s drug courts are gaining attention and momentum. A quick search engine perusal will yield daily links to news articles recounting the various struggles and successes of those people suffering […]

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Veteran’s Drug Courts

Continuing on a brief summary of drug-courts and their rehabilitative benefits, individually and societally, an increasingly attractive sub-genre, the Veteran’s Drug Courts, have emerged as effective programs of help for our nation’s servicemen and women. […]

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Olympic Doping 2012

The Olympics may be over, but drug abuse in athletic sports is never ending. The Olympics took place this year in London, England and it brought athletic competition, stories of personal triumphs overcoming incredible odds, […]

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Choosing the Right Drug And Alcohol Treatment Programs

Depending on a person’s specific needs, different levels of addiction treatment care are available. Locating the right drug or alcohol rehab for you or your loved one can sometimes feel confusing and overwhelming. With so […]

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Common Myths About Drug Detox

There are many myths out there regarding drug detox. Drug or alcohol detox is a vital part of the recovery process from an addiction. Because of this and the fear of the unknown surrounding detox […]

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Should Non-Violent Drug Offenders Get Rehab In Lieu Of Prison? Florida Says Yes, Rick Scott Says No

Recently, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoes a largely popular bill that would have sent non-violent, drug addicted offenders to treatment facilities after they had completed half of their jail sentences. In his explanation, Governor Scott […]

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Drug Testing For Surfers Identifies Those In Gnarly Situations

To follow in ranks with many other sports including Olympic testing, The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has given the go ahead for mandatory drug testing through the year at various events. There has been […]

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Stop BCBS of FL from Discriminating against Mental Health Patients & Addicts

Do you suffer from addiction? Does someone you care about suffer from the disease of addiction? What if you or your loved one couldn’t get treatment because an insurance company didn’t think it was medically necessary? What if we […]

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High Cost of Low Living: Treatment Cost

Addiction Treatment Cost For a long time I would refuse to go to any kind of treatment for my addiction. There were a few reasons why I felt treatment was not going to work, but […]

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What Whitney Houston’s Death Teaches Us About Addiction

Saturday evening, in the glamorous Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, singer Whitney Houston’s body was discovered in a bathtub. She was face down, her lungs were filled with water, and she was unresponsive. The cause of Whitney […]

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Russian Designer Drug Eat Junkies: Krokodil Rotting Flesh

The landscape of drug trafficking and abuse is shifting noticeably as new and even more dangerous drugs, like the Krokodil rotting flesh drug, are introduced to the community. Substitute concoctions called designer drugs are cheap […]

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Lazy Cakes: The Official Relaxation Brownie

May 23, 2011, Delray Beach FL – Lazy Cakes, “The Official Relaxation Brownie”, can be found at your local convenience store, replacing the recently banned synthetic marijuana,K2or Spice. HHB, LLC, the maker and distributor of […]

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