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New Book Offers Comprehensive History of the War on Drugs

May 19, 2017 2:45 am / by RU Texas posted in , , , ,
Assassin of Youth book chronicles the way on drugs.

Many people think that the war on drugs, as we know it today, started with Ronald Regan in the early 1980’s; however, the enforcement-first approach to dealing with substance abuse and addiction goes back almost 90 years. A new book explains the slow-acting genesis of the war on drugs and the cultural elements that led […]

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Recovery Unplugged Texas Receives JACHO’s Gold Seal of Approval

May 9, 2017 5:02 pm / by RU Texas posted in

In another demonstration of their commitment to the highest quality of care for the patients they serve, Recovery Unplugged is delighted to announce that they have received accreditation from the Joint Commission (JCAHO) at their Austin, Texas location. The Joint Commission’s Seal of Approval is among the most distinguished honors a healthcare organization can receive, […]

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Opioid Addiction Prevention Funding Quadruples in National Budget

May 3, 2017 4:30 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,
Stethoscope on dollar bills for opioid addiction prevention.

If you’re like many busy Americans, you probably haven’t had the time to comb through the many intricacies and fine points of the latest national budget to notice that it has dramatically increased funding for opioid addiction prevention. In fact, you’ve probably only heard partisan rhetoric about how either side bested the other during the […]

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New Study Reveals Shocking Data on References to Drugs in Music

April 25, 2017 4:05 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , , ,

Rock and roll and hip-hop have been closely linked to counterculture over the past few decades. They have developed an association with sex, substance abuse and violence, as have genres like heavy metal, jazz and other supposedly edgier categories. A new study, however, has many questioning their own conventional wisdom based on findings that country […]

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Three Career Choices that Are Prone to Higher Rates of Addiction

April 18, 2017 4:10 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , ,

When we start to examine our career choices early on in life, we immediately start making inevitable comparisons: money vs. time; opportunity vs. job scarcity; travel vs. telecommuting, etc. Very few, if any, of us are thinking about the likelihood that we’ll wind up succumbing to substance abuse and addiction by the sheer nature of […]

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Will Fentanyl Dealers Start Seeing More Accountability for Overdose Deaths?

April 13, 2017 6:14 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , ,

A Rhode Island woman was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder after she sold another woman fentanyl causing her to overdose almost immediately after the transaction. The woman who died thought she was buying heroin. The woman is the first in Rhode Island to be convicted of murder for selling drugs […]

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Sanctuary City Penalties Shine Light on Intertwined Fate of Addiction and Immigration Policy

April 3, 2017 7:25 pm / by RU Texas posted in
Attorney General Jeff Sessions at White House Podium

Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the White House briefing room and announced that cities where police arrested illegal immigrants for other crimes and knowingly kept their immigration status from the federal authorities (aka sanctuary cities) would be subject to funding freezes if they continued to fail to comply with federal law. The […]

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New Healthcare Bill Has Addiction Treatment Resources Hanging in the Balance

March 24, 2017 7:27 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , ,
ACA Treatment Resources

Kraig Moss was one of the most ardent Trump supporters that one is likely to find. The upstate New York resident, former business owner and amateur country singer even sold his construction equipment company, stopped making mortgage payments on his house and hit the road to support the current president during the campaign. All tolled, […]

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Northern Kentucky Officials Taking Addiction Prevention into their Own Hands

March 21, 2017 7:12 pm / by RU Texas posted in
Kentucky Addiction Prevention

Every so often, we’re reminded of the power of communities to mobilize and improve conditions for their citizens and outlying neighborhoods. Whether it’s an issue with drug trafficking, relations with law enforcement, environmental impact or anything else, real change starts at the grass-roots level with people who are directly affected by the problem that needs […]

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Your Guide to A Happy, Safe and Sober Saint Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017 7:12 pm / by RU Texas posted in
Sober Saint Patrick's Day

Although Saint Patrick’s Day is holiday which celebrates Irish culture and spirituality, it has become an occasion that transcends cultural parameters, particularly here in the United States. For those in the recovery community, however, it can also be one of those days the reality of recover must be reinforced and they’re put face-to-face with the […]

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