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New Designer Drug Prompts Strong Warnings

A number of news stories last month reported the arrest of a Florida man high on a new designer drug called “flakka.” The man had rushed out of his Miami house, ripping off his clothes and screaming. It took five police officers to bring him to the ground, as the man resisted with super human…

Documentary Emphasizes Alarming Facts About America’s drug use

In his new documentary, An American Epidemic, filmmaker Michael De Leon emphasizes a couple of alarming facts about drug use in America. The use of heroin and prescription drugs is on the rise in what he calls “epidemic” proportions, and it crosses all demographics. After traveling 40 states to hear the stories of drug addicts…

Binge Drinking, It’s Not What You Think

Binge drinking. Images of raiding the liquor cabinet while the parents are away, teens passed out in frat or dorm hallways, and kids sneaking beers at a football game fill the mind. But would it surprise you to know that the age group most likely to die from binge drinking is people 35-64 years old?…

Accepting Help Enhances the Recovery Experience

An important part of the recovery process is letting go of individual will power. An “I can do it myself” attitude stands in the way of recovery. Developing relationships with others who have already overcome the power of drugs and alcohol makes a new way of life possible. People who are struggling with substance abuse…

The Addiction Ripple Effect

Addiction may be a disease of loneliness, but the effect of addiction tends to radiate outward from the most isolated addict to his or her family, community, and the population at large in a ripple effect of continuing unintended consequences. The effect of addiction on the nation can be counted in the hundreds of billions…

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