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10 Substance Addiction News Stories You Missed This Week

Dave Franco and Abby Jacobson star in new Netflix original, a father broadcasts telling his son his mother died of heroin overdose, and Obama talks the heroin epidemic with Macklemore for “Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis” all in this week’s roundup of substance addiction news stories. 1. A new study has found that the risk for alcoholism is associated with impulsivity or what is referred to as “sensation seeking” in adolescents. 2. Yet…

10 Things That Happened in Addiction Recovery This Week

Seattle’s plans for heroin injection sites, the latest celebrity recovery news, and addiction training for first responders all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. When you think about heroin, safety is not usually something that you associate with it. Officials in Seattle want to make it safer by implementing supervised heroin injection clinics around the cities and suburbs alike. Only two other such clinics exist (both are in Canada) and they’ve seen some pretty compelling…

Kroger Makes Naloxone Available Without Prescription

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury deaths in the U.S. at nearly 44,000 per year, or five deaths per hour. These deaths have more than doubled in the past 14 years, and half of them are related to prescription drugs (22,000 per year). The drug problem in the US has reached epidemic proportions. It discriminates against no one and touches the lives of so many people in each and every state. States like…

Demi Lovato Celebrates Four Years Sober

After having a year of extreme emotional highs and lows, Demi Lovato is celebrating her fourth year of sobriety. The “Stone Cold” singer has been open about her struggles with substance abuse, self-harm, and her eating disorder. “I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” she shared with Access Hollywood. “I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to…

Humans of New York Shines Light on Growing Prison Population

The United States has the world’s largest prison population in both total population, and relative to the nation’s population. In fact, the U.S. prison population dwarfs the rest of the world’s. The U.S. currently has about 2.2 million individuals in prison. Compare that to 2nd place, China, a country that has a 3 times as many citizens, and only has 1.5 million incarcerated individuals. Almost 50% of the yearly sentenced prisoners in the U.S. are there…

Our Presidential Candidates’ Thoughts on Alcohol and Drug Treatment

As we enter 2016, we must prepare ourselves for an election year and whether you plan on voting or not, it is important to know where each candidate stands on each issue, especially on alcohol and drug treatment. Due to the contents of this website, I’ll be sticking to each candidate’s stance on drugs and alcohol use. I would like to preface this blog by saying that this is going to be as unbiased as…

Spreading Awareness and Education: Heroin at Home in Ohio

Recoveryas.com is proud to announce the airing of 3 – 30 second long commercial spots to be aired on WBNS-10TV, Monday, November 30th at 10PM EST.  The commercials will be airing during “Heroin at Home,” an hour-long special that will document the increased heroin use in rural areas across the United States, with Ohio being the epicenter.  The state now averages 23 heroin related deaths each week, increasing the drug overdoses by over 400% in…

Obama to Speak on the Drug Epidemic in West Virginia

President Obama is setting out to speak on the drug epidemic that has ravaged West Virginia. The state’s capital, Charleston, is preparing for the presidential visit this Wednesday October 21st as Obama will join educators, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials to in addressing the heroin and other substance abuse issues that have become a of major concern for the Mountain State. West Virginia Has Highest Drug-Induced Death Rate Prescription drug abuse is the fastest…

Recoveryas.com Attends Fed Up! Rally to Scream For Recovery

After many months of planning, Recoveryas.com joined hundreds of addiction advocates and marchers as a diamond sponsor at the Fed Up! Rally on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 in Washington, DC. Held in the Sylvan Theatre, at the National Mall, the rally was in support of putting an end to our nation’s epidemic of heroin addiction and overdose deaths and to create an overall awareness of opioid addiction. Scream For Recovery Spreads Awareness on Substance Abuse…

Join the Sober Bar Movement with Kyle Kuehn

What if there were a bar to hang out on a Friday or Saturday night where everybody knew your name – and would remember it? A place where there is no pressure to drink and none of those awkward moments when you’re asked for the hundredth time why you aren’t drinking tonight. You can just be yourself, unapologetically, and have a good time without your battle with sobriety becoming the forefront of every conversation. For…

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