FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Suboxone® for Opioid Addiction Treatment

18 June 2018
FDA Approves Generic Suboxone for Opioid Addiction

In a move that many are speculating will increase access to quality opioid addiction treatment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic form of sublingual (under-the-tongue) bupren...

Music Promotes Unity and Healing

13 June 2018
Music promotes unity.

It doesn’t take perfect vision to see that our country and our world are divided, or that this division seems to be getting worse every day. The current political climate, deep-rooted cultural differences and...

Are the Suicide and Addiction Epidemics Linked?

11 June 2018

While the world was still reeling from the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and culinary icon Anthony Bourdain, they were also coming to the tragic realization that suicide is affecting more and more of ...

Nearly 90 Percent of Americans Impacted by Drug Addiction

4 June 2018
Drug Addiction Affecting Overwhelming Majority of Americans

It’s official: drug addiction now impacts practically every American in some way. We often say that drug abuse is everyone’s problem; a recent survey from the Pew Research Center has taken this assertion fr...

FDA Approves Non-Opioid Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal

24 May 2018

Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first non-opioid drug to help patients manage severe opioid withdrawal syndrome. The move marks a significant step forward in helping patients overc...

RU Director of Outreach Joseph Gorordo Interviewed by FOX 7

16 May 2018

Our very own director of outreach Joseph Gorordo recently spoke with FOX 7. The interview was part of a piece about a lawsuit filed against pharma giant Purdue by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Joseph discu...

Remembering Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

15 May 2018
Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison dead at 36.

File this under “Music Doing Exactly What It’s Supposed to”: For more than two years I’ve had the pleasure of working as a writer for Recovery Unplugged. It has been my honor to be a voice for this orga...

NYC Mayor Lobbies for Supervised Injection Sites for Intravenous Drug Users

7 May 2018
NYC Mayor Approves Supervised Injection Sites

In a highly controversial move that has divided New Yorkers, as well as many within the addiction treatment community, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved the development of four supervised injectio...

Recovery Unplugged Welcomes Rap Artists Sekkond Hand

2 May 2018
Sekkond Hand performs at Recovery Unplugged Texas

It was our sincere pleasure to host hip-hop artists Sekkond Hand last week. Throughout our years of helping patients heal through music-based care, Recovery Unplugged has worked with numerous emerging recording...

Is a Vaccine for Opioid Addiction on the Way?

23 April 2018
Vaccine for opioid addiction may be on the way.

Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute in Silver Spring, MD have been working toward developing a vaccine for opioid addiction that they hope will also be effective in HIV treatment. The research comes as...