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Recovery Idol gives Philadelphia-area former drug users chance to show talents


One of the most overlooked harms of addiction is the way it isolates people from one another, though the professionals at addiction treatment centers are experienced in the practice of rebuilding the connections that heavy drug and alcohol use have the unfortunate tendency to break. While some of those in recovery may still know people who continue to…

London embraces trend of alcohol-free bars


Alcohol is often called a “social lubricant,” meaning that only when people drink can they truly enjoy themselves in a crowd. This can be a dangerous approach to a substance that holds a high potential for dependency. Not only may people feel pressured to drink when they do not want to, but they may also…

Smartphone app may decrease drinking during recovery, study suggests


Alcohol rehab is often the first step that those struggling with heavy drinking take toward better lives. A variety of low- and high-intensity programs with professional counselors and therapists may help even the most habitual drinkers break out of their destructive tendencies. Group discussions may even highlight the emotional causes behind a life of substance abuse,…

Prescription drug can reduce episodes of heavy drinking


Completing alcohol rehab can dramatically improve the life of someone who had previously been addicted to drinking. In addition to treatment, constant communication with support groups and some help with prescription drugs, those who have struggled with substance abuse in the past can continue successfully on their path of recovery. A new study by researchers as Penn…

Wisconsin mother loses daughter to heroin, turns advocate


When a person dies from a drug overdose, the cost is terrible – a life lost, potential squandered. For those family members, friends and loved ones who remain, the toll a death from drugs takes can be just as horrendous but almost impossible to quantify. Mothers and fathers might have many questions that can no longer be answered,…

Stories of celebrity addiction encourages others to speak out


Since the death of Oscar-winning actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, many individuals – both celebrities and others – have been speaking out about their own struggles with addiction and experiences with rehab centers. It is believed that Hoffman’s death may have been the result of heroin use, which highlights the fact that addiction can happen to anyone….

New test distinguishes heroin use from poppy seeds


Detox centers are not the only places that offer drug testing services to help people stay clean. In fact, many workplaces require that people are tested for drugs before hiring them, to determine whether they are hiring someone who may be in need of addiction treatment. Over the years, it has been difficult for workplaces to tell…

Research suggests age 21 drinking laws save lives

Research suggests age-21 drinking laws save lives

Every year, thousands of young Americans seek alcohol rehab to regain their control not only over their drinking, but their lives as well. Binge drinking among college and high school students in America remains a serious issue, yet no one is able to identify the source of the problem. In recent years, critics, activists and even a coalition of…

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s relapse and death are difficult to explain


The recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from an overdose of heroin poses particular problems to those who have achieved the impressive feat of a sustained recovery. Addiction treatment centers and other forms of support are pivotal in breaking the hold substance abuse can wield over a person’s life, and often times, only the care and listening…

Colorado Marijuana Legislation May Mean More Addicted Teens

Colorado Marijuana Legislation May Mean More Addicted Teens

While many people in Colorado were very excited to legally purchase recreational marijuana early in 2014, individuals who run rehab centers were preparing to see an influx of addicts coming through their doors. ABC News reported that drug rehab staff in the state were most concerned about teenagers become dependent on the drug now that…