Explosion of Drug Addiction in Texas Creates Need for More Counselors

16 October 2017
Drug Addiction in Texas

The demand for substance abuse counselors in the Lone Star State has increased dramatically over the last few decades. Drug addiction in Texas, specifically San Antonio and Austin, has exploded and stakeholders...

In Observance of World Mental Health Day

10 October 2017
world-mental-health-day

Today Recovery Unplugged recognizes and observes the 25th annual World Mental Health Day, an event established by the World Federation of Mental Health to promote awareness and education regarding mental health...

German Police Seize Trump-Shaped Pills in Effort to Combat Ecstasy Abuse

23 August 2017
Donald Trump-shaped pills seized in ecstasy abuse prevention bust.

While it’s unlikely that President Trump’s face will end up on American money anytime soon, it did wind up on a sort of “currency” traded between mid-level German drug dealers. Police in the Northwester...

Settlement from Drug Distributor Suits to Be Used to Fund Opioid Addiction Treatment

22 August 2017
Opioid addiction lawsuit.

In response to the rampant and ongoing opioid addiction epidemic claiming more and more of its citizens, West Virginia has passed a landmark piece of legislation aptly named the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention ...

Choosing the Right Drug Treatment Facility

18 August 2017
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 ad...

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

16 August 2017
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. Re...

Remembering Glen Campbell – 1936-2017

10 August 2017
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 unpa...

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

8 August 2017
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 def...

Meth Addiction High among West Texas Oil Workers

1 August 2017
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 th...

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

28 July 2017
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 ...