addiction recovery

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Boston’s Higher Power

August 11, 2016

The liner notes of Boston’s Greatest Hits album released in 1997 : Special thanks to the Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous programs around the world for inspiring the song HIGHER POWER. Less than 10% of all cocaine & heroin users are able to free themselves from addiction, even after prolonged treatment. HIGHER POWER is dedicated […]

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129-a-Day

June 2, 2016

That’s how many people die from drug overdoses every day, and to highlight that number, the Addiction Policy Forum website will be featuring a story a day by families and friends that have lost someone to addiction for the next 129 days.  The campaign started 2 weeks ago and you can catch up on the individual stories here http://www.129aday.org/#!129-stories/llnaf. […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

May 10, 2016

Sometimes, it’s fun to go back in time… but not too far back.  The best from the past without any fluff.  All these posts are from the summer of ’09. Go ahead and hit play. There Was No Sign – Oh, there will be a sign… but it wont be a peppy song. Headed Toward Treatment? – […]

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The Brent Shapiro Foundation

April 9, 2016

While binge watching American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson today,  I was so mezmerized with John Travolta’s characterization of Robert Shapiro, I wanted to find out more about the attorney in real life, and after googling for more info found an interesting factoid that fits in with TDA here. Most people over 40 know Shapiro was the […]

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Self-Help Sunday

April 3, 2016

I ran across a great post on Quartz that was reprinted from LinkedIn: Almost everyone who is unhappy with life is unhappy for the same reasons If you will read, you will immediately see how it can be helpful in recovery.  In brief, it’s all about setting expectations, thinking positive, and being realistic. Your expectations, more than […]

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The Trouble with Marty

March 30, 2016

Impossible to find on purpose…  but it is in the public domain.  I am not even sure how I found it.  File this in historical PSA’s.  Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana are the demons that trouble Marty; give this film 3 minutes and you will be “hooked”. Drug Addiction by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. Published 1951 Usage Public Domain […]

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Michael Botticelli Speaks Out On Fox

March 10, 2016

Michael Botticelli, our nations new Director of National Drug Control Policy spoke on the Fox Friends show this morning about the current policy on addiction in our country. Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

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My Last Photo on Shatterproof

February 22, 2016

Most recovery oriented websites and blogs were started by people who have experienced addiction first hand. They always share their personal story and sometimes a photo. Originally known as Brian’s Wish, Shatterproof was founded in 2012 by Gary Mendell, whose son, Brian, died at age 25 in 2011 after a long struggle with addiction. The […]

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Bye, Bye, Love & 42 Pounds of Poison

February 6, 2016

Goodbye Happiness.  When the best case scenario is numb feet and the worst case is losing your kids. One of the most interesting and harrowing documentaries on the dangers of abusing alcohol.  Brought to you by the BBC. FYI – 3 stones equal 41.96 lbs.

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The Kernel – The Addictions Issue

February 1, 2016

Do yourself a favor and check out this week’s issue of The Kernel over at the DailyDot. Interesting articles on addictions of all kinds – including substance abuse. http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/    

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Recovery Road – New Teen Drama About Rehab

January 23, 2016

The ABC Family Channel rebranded and transformed itself into the FreeForm Channel this month in an attempt to gain a new audience who may have viewed the original name as being too family friendly and expected offerings to be tame or worse – boring. Recovery Road is one of their first new original programs to […]

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Twin Peaks Hangover Cure

January 8, 2016

I am a Twin peaks fan but don’t remember this one. Found via Dangerous Minds

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Drug Wars – A New Hope

December 21, 2015

I went and saw Star Wars this weekend and left the theater satisfied  knowing that the direction and future of my beloved movie series seems to be in good hands under the new regime of Disney and company.  Better yet, that’s the feeling I am getting on Michael Botticelli; who along with the new Star […]

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Scott Weiland R.I.P.

December 5, 2015

Unfortunately Scott Weiland was as famous for being a drug addict as he was for being the lead singer of two great bands, the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.  He goes now to the great gig in the sky… I hope. He tried many times to get his demons under control, succeeding at taming them for brief periods, but sadly, in the end […]

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Synthetic Drugs PSA

November 22, 2015

In a study done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, synthetic drugs were found to be most popular among teenagers and young adults. When it comes to illicit drug use among high-school seniors, synthetic drugs rank second only to marijuana use and they are nearly twice as likely to be abused by men as […]

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