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Choosing the Right Drug Treatment Facility

August 18, 2017 2:34 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Sign pointing the way to a drug treatment facility.

The Huffington Post recently ran an article about the how to identify an ethical drug treatment facility, which turned out to be a rather accurate and illuminating piece. The explosion of substance abuse and addiction in America has, unfortunately, created a cottage industry of lesser-qualified and ill-equipped drug treatment facilities. While it’s important that patients […]

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Popular Energy Drinks Linked to Drug and Alcohol Addiction in New Study

August 16, 2017 7:15 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Energy Drinks Linked to Addiction

The next time you think about chugging a Red Bull to get through the second half of the work day or taking down a Monster before going to the gym, consider these new findings from the University of Maryland. Researchers from the school discovered that young adults who consumed high-caffeine energy drinks were significantly more […]

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Remembering Glen Campbell – 1936-2017

August 10, 2017 3:37 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Glen Campbell

Earlier this week, the world said “adios” to yet another music legend. Country superstar Glen Campbell passed away on August 8th after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. During an unparalleled career in the music industry, Campbell leaves behind a once-in-a-generation legacy. In a career stretching six decades, he sold over 45 million […]

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It Can Happen to Anyone: Nashville Mayor Mourns Son after Drug Overdose Death

August 8, 2017 3:46 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry after losing her son to drug overdose.

Last month Nashville Mayor Megan Barry lost her son, Max to drug overdose. In the weeks since suffering this incomprehensible tragedy, she has emerged with renewed ambition to prevent her son’s death from defining his life while helping other parents cope with their children’s substance abuse in hopes of shielding them from similar outcomes. She […]

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Presidential Commission Suggests Declaring National Emergency to Deal with Opioid Epidemic

NATIONAL EMERGENCY red Rubber Stamp over a white background.

This Monday a commission led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the request of President Trump delivered a report outlining the scope of opioid addiction in the United States and possible solutions to dealing with this public health issue. Among the most eye-catching suggestions is the proposed declaration of a national emergency to grant […]

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Meth Addiction High among West Texas Oil Workers

August 1, 2017 2:23 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
Oil rig in West Texas where many are succumbing to meth addiction.

While national attention has shifted toward opioid abuse due to the large body count these drugs are creating, a decades-old substance abuse threat continues to flourish in West Texas and many other parts of the country: meth addiction. The problem has grown particularly severe among oil workers in West Texas who earn a comfortable living […]

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What’s Next?: Developing and Maintaining A Solid Aftercare Plan in Recovery

July 28, 2017 4:03 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
The road of aftercare.

When a person first enters recovery, they’re often so traumatized, stressed out and disoriented that they’re not thinking of anything else beyond the next day or two. As time goes on, and they move further along in their treatment program, they start to regain their lucidity and, barring any unforeseen complication, their body and brain […]

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Occupational Hazard: Career Choices with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse

July 26, 2017 4:55 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Career professional at a meeting.

When an individual embarks on a career path, they’re likely considering such pros and cons as salary, contribution to their fellow man, personal fulfillment, etc. It’s doubtful they’re considering the likelihood that they’ll one start abusing drugs or alcohol by the sheer virtue of their occupation. The reality is, however, that there are some occupations […]

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Recovery Unplugged Rocks the House and Raises Money at Summer Music Fest 2017

July 24, 2017 4:03 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
Summer Fest 2017

Hightstown, NJ was treated to some amazing music for a great cause this weekend, as Recovery Unplugged Texas and Face the Music Foundation came together to bring the rock at Summer Music Fest 2017. Partnering with Atlantic Highlands’ own Under My Skin tattoo shop, RU and FTM raised a lot of money for addicts in need […]

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Join Recovery Unplugged at 2017 Summer Fest

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Recovery Unplugged and Face the Music Foundation are pleased to present Summer Fest: a day of fun, music and inspiration in the heart of Central New Jersey. This year’s Summer Fest will take place on Saturday, July 22nd at VFW Post 5700 at 140 Dutch Neck Road in Hightstown, NJ. Tickets are just $10 a head and […]

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