Is the Substance Abuse Gender Gap Narrowing?

2 March 2017

As long as such factors have been clinically evaluated, men have generally been at a higher risk for substance abuse and chemical dependency than women. While women face their own gender-specific issues that ca...

UT Austin-Led Coalition Seeks Better Pharmaceutical Treatment for Alcoholism

6 February 2017

Are there better clinical ways to treat alcohol addiction? The National Institutes of Health seem to think so and they’re giving nearly $30 million to an organization led by the University of Texas at Austin ...

Can Ketamine Be Used to Cure Alcohol Addiction?

30 January 2017

It’s been demonstrably effective in the treatment of depression; but can the tranquilizer ketamine be effective in the treatment alcohol addiction? Researchers at University College London believe so and are ...

A Family Thing: Talking with Unlikely Songwriter Patricia Bronson

15 December 2016

For the entirety of our Artists in Recovery Series, Recovery Unplugged has been focusing on how musicians use music to help cultivate and sustain their recovery. Our latest installment flips the script and disc...

A Victim of Geography: Where Is Texas’ Drug Supply Coming From?

25 November 2016

As Texas continues to reel from rampant alcohol and drug addiction, and as more and more residents succumb to overdose and other substance abuse-related causes of death, the state’s elected officials, law enf...

Alcoholism in Texas by the Numbers

23 November 2016

There’s no question about it: Texas likes to drink, and they sit right alongside the rest of the country in that preference. Despite increasing shifting media and political attention to opioids in the heroin ...

Every Which Way: A Conversation with Montana Songwriter Neil “Filo” Beddow

21 November 2016

When we enter a rehab facility, for any reason, we often do so with the singular mission of either admitting ourselves or a loved one to the facility, or asking questions about the quality of the program. In ot...

US Prisons Using Vivitrol to Curb Post-Release Opioid Addiction among Inmates

14 November 2016

Addiction and incarceration have been closely linked for decades. One of the primary critics of this country’s current drug laws is that they disproportionately punish non-violent offenders, needlessly crowdi...

Population of Addicted Homeless Rises Dramatically in Austin

1 November 2016

If you live in the Austin area and have noticed a dramatic increase in the region’s homeless population, you’re not imagining things. A recent survey conducted by Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (EC...

A SAFE and Happy Halloween: Alcohol and Halloween’s Burgeoning Relationship

31 October 2016

This year Americans will have spent approximately $8.5 billion on Halloween. Translation: it’s not just a kids’ holiday anymore. While many of us still celebrate the occasion by taking our children or niece...