Category: News

A collection of recent and relevant news posts and articles related to topics of alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, and recovery.

DUI a Rock Bottom for Michael Phelps?

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We’ve all felt the disappointment of one of our heroes messing up. America’s most recent scene of disappointment comes in the form of the arrest of 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps. ... Read More →

Frozen: How Disney Movie Connects with Trap of Addiction

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Ah yes, that wonderful Disney movie that little girls everywhere have memorized and that has cemented the Oscar-winning song in our heads. (Are you singing it already?) Well, Frozen reminds me of addiction. And ... Read More →

Robert Downey Jr’s Son Arrested for Drug Use: Lies, Media, and a Family Disease

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Photo taken by RoidRanger / Shutterstock.com Robert Downey Jr. is in the news again for addiction. Except this time it’s about his 20-year-old son, Indio Falconer Downey. Police arrested Indio for cocaine ... Read More →

Defending the Spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous: Thoughts for Meditation

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Salon recently published a stellar article in defense of the spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous. In several poignant paragraphs, this article reminds us of the purpose of the 12 steps, clarifies the third step in light of ... Read More →

Narcan for Heroin Overdose: Miracle Cure or a Last Resort?

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Yesterday, the FDA has approved a drug called Evzio, a nasal spray version of Narcan, an antidote for heroin overdose. Narcan, also known by its generic name naloxone, is part of a growing public health ... Read More →

Alcohol Awareness Month: Helping you and your family find hope

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, a national effort sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to raise awareness about alcohol-related problems and recovery.  This year’s theme is &ldquo ... Read More →

A Dark Side of Social Media: The Neknominate Drinking Games

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Apparently being drunk isn’t enough, now people are drinking on roofs, out of toilets, in the bathtub, in grocery stores, while snowboarding. They’re drinking live fish, dead mice, insects, motor oil ... Read More →

Mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman: Dead After 23 Years of Sobriety

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I'm not a saint yet. I'm an alcoholic. I'm a drug addict. I'm homosexual. I'm a genius. —Truman Capote Yesterday I was sitting on the couch in my living ... Read More →

Study Says Marijuana may Lower IQ

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The million dollar question: does marijuana really have negative long-term effects? The Brain Drain For years, scientists have been debating whether marijuana use has negative long term effects on the brain. Over two decades and 1,037 ... Read More →

Chiara De Blasio Shares Her Recovery Story

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Bravery manifests itself in a thousand different ways. This time, we see it in the form of a headband wearing 19 year old girl, Chiara De Blasio. Chiara, the daughter of New York City’s ... Read More →