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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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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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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Found Dead from Apparent Suicide

July 20, 2017 9:24 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , ,
Chester Bennington

It would appear that mental health issues have extinguished the life of yet another musical figure. This morning at approximately 9am, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead at his home in Palos Verdes, CA from what law enforcement is reporting as suicide by hanging. Recovery Unplugged echoes the sentiments of support and sympathy […]

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What Type of Addiction Treatment Program is Right for Me?

June 19, 2017 9:35 pm / by RU Texas posted in , , , , , , , ,
Addiction Treatment Program Doctor and Patient.

It’s a question every person entering treatment for addiction must ask themselves: What type of addiction treatment program would be the right fit for me? The answer to this question is contingent upon a variety of factors and should be considered closely before making a decision. The wrong facility or program can very quickly discourage […]

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