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  • Duterte’s War on Drugs Continues

    In late January of 2017, the highest police official in city of Manila in the Philippines announced that the police would no longer be participating in the country’s violent drug war — at least until after rogue officers have purged from the department. However, this announcement by the police is at odds with the statement […]

  • How to Cope With a Spouse Undergoing Addiction Recovery

    One of the biggest factors in successful addiction recovery is having a devoted support system. It is very difficult to have a spouse with addiction issues, but your assistance can make a huge difference. These tips can make it easier for you to deal with a spouse who is finally in recovery. Stay Patient Recovery […]

  • Ten Characteristics of a Great Rehab

    How Can You Differentiate Between Good and Bad Drug Rehab Centers? Life is full of stress and chaos. Everyone is different, and each person handles stress their own way. Sometimes people use drugs to cope, which often leads to addiction. When this happens, all hope is not lost. There is help out there at a […]

  • How Politicians Get High: Drugs in Washington, DC — Blog 54

    When it comes to drug use and addiction, politicians are not so different from their constituents.   As much as voters would like to think that the officials they elect conduct themselves in a manner beyond reproach, the truth is that politicians are not impervious to the turmoil of substance abuse. A politician who promises […]

  • Crohn’s Disease and Addiction

    What pushes a person to drug or alcohol addiction varies, with factors such as environment, genetics, health, and more weighing in. Those with ill health may turn to drugs and alcohol in order to cope with symptoms that don’t end, or the psychological pain of having to deal with a chronic disease. They may also […]

  • Ten Characteristics of a Great Rehab

    How Can You Differentiate Between Good and Bad Drug Rehab Centers? Life is full of stress and chaos. Everyone is different, and each person handles stress their own way. Sometimes people use drugs to cope, which often leads to addiction. When this happens, all hope is not lost. There is help out there at a […]

  • Being Open About Your Sobriety

    One common misconception about sobriety is that it is scary, or somehow embarrassing. Some people might be embarrassed at their need to enter recovery. People might feel as though admitting that you are in recovery is tantamount to admitting you had a problem in the first place, and some people might feel uncomfortable admitting this […]

  • Maryland Sober Club Opens with Super Bowl Party

    A new sober club is opening in Hagerstown, Maryland, and its first event is going to take place during the Super Bowl. The inaugural celebration will be the first of many events hosted by the Hub Club, the first substance-free club to open in the town. In addition to providing guests with the opportunity to […]

  • Sherlock and Addiction

    Since the stories written by his original creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes has always struggled with substance abuse. In the original text, John Watson lamented Sherlock’s opium habit at every opportunity. While addiction recovery hadn’t come so far during the Victorian era, Watson nevertheless saw his friend coping with the plight of addiction […]

  • College Students & Adderal Use

    Many college students are now taking Adderall not just to get high but to help them focus on their school work, which is an esoteric form of self-medication. This is an odd choice, as they could be severely risking their health to become more focused and productive at school. You can go to any university […]

  • West Virginia Programs Provide Support to Children of Addiction

    The devastation caused by the opioid epidemic in the United States continues to be widespread, but certain areas have been hit particularly hard by the plague of substance abuse. One such area is West Virginia, where fallout from the epidemic has even reached elementary school children. However, in most of these instances it isn’t the […]

  • New Mexico Seeks to Overcome Opioid Addiction with Education

    On January 5th, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Project OPEN: Opioid Prevention & Education Network, a program that aims to educate those on the front lines of the opioid epidemic how to best face the addiction crisis facing the state. Project OPEN hopes to provide training to a wide cross-section of individuals in […]