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The 27 Club – A Tragic Tour of Famous People That Died Too Young

It’s an eerie coincidence that so many talented musicians and artists lost their lives at the age of 27, a phenomenon dubbed The 27 Club. Set aside the various conspiracy theories about the unenviable club’s membership and the unfortunate realities, in some of the cases, are the treatable diseases of addiction and mental health conditions. […]




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Ikigai – Discovering Your Passion and Purpose

In the words of the late actress Katharine Hepburn, a fierce personality known for her spirited honesty, “Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” The reality of Ms. Hepburn’s opinion, though blunt, is undeniable. Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction adds another degree of difficulty to the human experience. However, within our day-to-day […]




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Are Wet Houses for Alcoholics a Smart Approach to Alcoholism?

Wet Houses are residential housing facilities for homeless people suffering from chronic alcoholism. Unlike other shelters that require residents to attend addiction treatment, stay sober and adhere to strict curfews, tenants at these harm reduction shelters can drink as much alcohol as they want. In some cases, residents even receive a small monthly stipend – […]




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Legalized Marijuana Passed in More States

Along with a new president, Americans in eight states voted for the passage of recreational or medicinal marijuana. Before the election, recreational pot was legal for 5 percent of the population, but that number jumped to 20 percent post-election. Among the states with marijuana reform laws on the ballot, only Arizona voters rejected legalization. What […]




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New Personality Test Identifies Children at Risk for Addiction

Most people of a certain age will remember First Lady Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug campaign “Just Say No.” Then came a Partnership for a Drug Free America’s iconic ad “This is Your Brain on Drugs.” Following that was the Drug Abuse Resistance Education or DARE, founded by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates, launched in the […]




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Study Shows Rise in Pediatric Opioid Poisonings and Deaths

As the nation’s battle with opioid addiction continues to ravage entire communities, there’s been scant reporting on how the epidemic’s touched the lives of children. In a recent study, however, researchers examined 15 years of data from children’s hospitals and found that children are suffering right alongside adults. “The opioid crisis affects everyone, and we […]




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Tramadol is an Opiate Causing Issues on a Global Scale

Global consumption of the opioid Tramadol, a drug that in some parts of the world is unregulated, increased 186 percent between 2000 and 2012, reports the International Narcotics Control Board. In the United States, the synthetic opioid analgesic received government approval in 2010. By 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration had placed it on the controlled […]




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Marijuana Breathalyzer – When You’re Too High to Drive

California’s Proposition 64 – legalization of recreational marijuana – is on the ballot this November and the most recent polls reveal solid voter support for the measure. While law enforcement officials in the state have been outspoken in their stance against prop 64, some agencies appear to be preparing for the inevitable by testing a […]




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