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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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The More I Drink

May 28, 2016

Somehow I missed this one when it came out years ago. It has been in heavy rotation as background music at my store for the past couple of days. Maybe the muzak programmers think it increases alcohol sales. While the appeal to the casual listener was probably it’s comedic take on the alcoholic condition; the […]

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Heroin AM – SNL… We Are Not Amused

April 18, 2016

Did SNL go too far this week with this Heroin parody ad?  The Washingington Post and it’s readers thought so – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/04/17/snl-tried-to-joke-about-the-heroin-epidemic-in-america-america-didnt-laugh/

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Cansei de Ser Sexy – Drugs, Alcohol, and Hangovers

April 15, 2016

What’s better than a song by a Brazilian girl band that crafts pop tunes around our subject matter here – three songs. The first one caught me with the “music is my drug” lyric, the second one for it’s title, and the third a logical ending for the trilogy called “Hangover”. CSS (an initialism of […]

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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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From MADD To MAD

March 20, 2016

M.A.D.D. might be a good deterrent for drunken drivers.  But what about M.A.D. – Mutually Assured Destruction; that’s the worst case scenario of drunken or drug-fueled destruction.  The Air Force is investigating and has removed from their posts 14 airmen at a nuclear missile base in Wyoming for alleged illegal drug use, in some cases […]

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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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Sia – Chandelier

March 7, 2016

I had my mind expanded last week and went on a pop music binge after learning the song “Chandelier” by Sia was about alcoholism.  How could I miss its meaning after hearing the song and seeing the video so many times?   I just wasn’t looking for it because it was so… pop. In a “best of” interview with Howard Stern […]

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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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