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...

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...

Presidential Commission Suggests Declaring National Emergency to Deal with Opioid Epidemic

3 August 2017
NATIONAL EMERGENCY red Rubber Stamp over a white background.

This Monday a commission led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the request of President Trump delivered a report outlining the scope of opioid addiction in the United States and possible solutions to dea...

True Blood Star’s Death Highlights the Enduring Stigma of Addiction Recovery

17 July 2017

Earlier this month, actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role on HBO’s True Blood, died from complications due to alcohol withdrawal. His death is resonating through Hollywood and reigniting the conversatio...

Is Probuphine Treatment Right for Me?

7 July 2017
Probuphine implant.

In May of 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever six-month buprenorphine injectable implant in the hopes of helping patients successfully recover from long-term opioid dependency. Since ...

Building A Solid Support System in Recovery

22 June 2017
Support System Sign Post

When we enter the early stages of post-treatment recovery, it’s the people around us that comprise our support system and will ultimately be our primary source of strength on some of our most vulnerable days....

What Type of Addiction Treatment Program is Right for Me?

19 June 2017
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 vari...