Wednesday, December 30, 2015

How to Stay Sober Going Into the New Year






























If you’re worried about how to stay sober heading into the New Year, preparing yourself with how to celebrate accordingly can help alleviate stress that could overwhelm your life. 

Tips on staying sober here.: 
How to Stay Sober Going Into the New Year

The Growing Problem With Alcoholism In The Elderly































Teenagers, collegiates, and even the middle aged aren’t the only ones struggling with alcohol these days. Alcoholism in the elderly is a growing problem in our nation, and we need to start doing something about it.

Read more here.:
The Growing Problem With Alcoholism In The Elderly

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

#DetoxMonday: New Year New Me






























We all have heard that saying, but what does it really mean and what are we really looking for when we say “new year, new me?”

Get the full meditation blog here.: 
#DetoxMonday: New Year New Me

Sober Celebrities: Stars Doing Life Sober In 2015




























Abstinence from alcohol and drugs isn’t just a recovering person’s thing. Here’s a list of sober celebrities – some in recovery and some not – that set the trend for 2015.

Get all the sober celebrities here.: 
Sober Celebrities: Stars Doing Life Sober In 2015

‘Affluenza’ Teen Update: Ethan Couch Detained





























Ethan Couch was detained in the town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Reports state that Couch’s cell phone might have led the authorities to his and his mother’s location.

Get the full update here.: 
‘Affluenza’ Teen Update: Ethan Couch Detained

New Hampshire Opioid Epidemic: I’m In Recovery and I Vote































There are an estimated 23 million Americans in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. With that many people in long-term recovery, it’s imperative for the 2016 presidential candidates to be able to speak our language if they want our votes.

Read more here.: 
 New Hampshire Opioid Epidemic: I’m In Recovery and I Vote

Friday, December 25, 2015

How To Stay Clean And Sober During Christmas






























Christmas is relatively stressful for most people, but for the alcoholic and/or addict early in recovery, it can be crippling. 

Read more here.: 
How To Stay Clean And Sober During Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

North Dakota Oil Boom Brings Mexican Cartel Drug Sales































Federal law enforcement officials say that Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated the northern United States due to the North Dakota oil boom, reports 
CNN.

Learn more here.: 

Nicki Minaj Believes War on Drugs Has Become More Like Slavery





























Nicki Minaj recently compared the War on Drugs to slavery as she discussed the 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clintonand Donald Trump, reports Rolling Stone

Learn more here.: 
Nicki Minaj Believes War on Drugs Has Become More Like Slavery

Drug Addiction In America: Sinaloa Drug Cartel

































It’s basic supply and demand. Drug addiction in America (and around the world, really) fuels the need for drug dealing and drug manufacturing.

Read more here.: 
Drug Addiction In America: Sinaloa Drug Cartel

New Hampshire Opioid Epidemic: I’m In Recovery and I Vote


























There are an estimated 23 million Americans in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol. With that many people in long-term recovery, it’s imperative for the 2016 presidential candidates to be able to speak our language if they want our votes.

Learn more here.: 
New Hampshire Opioid Epidemic: I’m In Recovery and I Vote

#DetoxMonday: Merry Christmas



























There is something magical about the holiday season, but sometimes it can get clouded from the struggles of the year. Many of my friends and loved ones have just been trying to get through 2015 – including myself.

Full mediation here.: 
#DetoxMonday: Merry Christmas

Michael Botticelli, Recovered Alcoholic Drug Czar, Talks Drug Policy




























Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli, talks to 60 Minutes correspondent, Scott Pelley, 

Learn more here.: 
Michael Botticelli, Recovered Alcoholic Drug Czar, Talks Drug Policy

Monday, December 14, 2015

#DetoxMonday: Being Human





























It often amazes me how many times I forget that I am only human. That I make mistakes and that no matter how hard I try, I will never be perfect. 

Full Detox Monday blog here.: 
#DetoxMonday: Being Human

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How BuzzFeed Is Breaking The Stigma With Mental Health Week
























BuzzFeed published an article titled, “Why We’re Doing Mental Health Week,” because they believe that the media plays a huge role – both good and bad – when it comes to understanding mental health issues.

More on Mental Health Week here.: 
How BuzzFeed Is Breaking The Stigma With Mental Health Week

“Adorable Girl” Caught Dealing Drugs































Sarah Furay, a 19-year-old college student from Texas, has been called “adorable” and “photogenic” after being caught for dealing Ecstasy, weed, and cocaine.  

More here.: 

 “Adorable Girl” Caught Dealing Drugs

Heroin Pill Making It’s Rounds In Florida

























The Florida Attorney General’s Office and law enforcement have issued a warning to Florida residents about a new form of heroin on the streets. A heroin pill is now making its rounds.

Learn more here.: 
Heroin Pill Making It’s Rounds In Florida

#DetoxMonday: Replace “I” with “We”

































Traveling this road in recovery alone with only my thoughts and actions would surely be a difficult road to take. How often I have felt lost, scared, and alone wondering how I am ever going to overcome an obstacle or even just live life without help. 

Full Detox Meditation here.: 
#DetoxMonday: Replace “I” with “We”

New Marijuana Breathalyzer Starts Street Trial





























In early 2016, Hound Labs, Inc., located in CA, will start its clinical trials for their new product – a marijuana breathalyzer – that will be able to detect THC levels, reports CBS News.

Learn more here.: 
New Marijuana Breathalyzer Starts Street Trial