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Cara Santana: Addiction Isn’t in Fashion

Who couldn’t use a little escape from reality? Whether you lose yourself in a riveting novel or binging a television series, going for a hike or getting physically active another way, leaving to-do lists behind for a few hours isn’t a bad thing. For some, however, escaping reality isn’t a simple on-off switch they can […]

Celebs Discuss Addiction Struggles and Recovery
Mar 11, 2014

While it is of course in the best interest of drug addicts to get inpatient substance abuse treatment from rehab centers before their lives are threatened by their addiction, sometimes it takes an event such as an overdose before people will realize that they need help. Many former addicts have said that it was only […]

Russell Brand tells Oprah ‘Stay vigilant if you’re in recovery’
Mar 10, 2014

The sudden passing of acclaimed actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman reignited the national discussion over drugs and those who struggle with addiction. Experts have posited dozens of theories for why Hoffman, who had been sober for nearly 20 years, suddenly went back to a habit he had tried too hard to rid himself of. Russell Brand, […]

Jamie Lee Curtis urges changing the way we think about addiction
Feb 28, 2014

Low self-esteem is a common hurdle that many addicts face before choosing drug rehab.The downward spiral of substance abuse can lead users to feel that their lives have fallen so out of sorts that the only solution to their problems is the drug that got them there. This image of the malcontent drug user – […]

Sports and Gambling Addiction [Infographic]
Jan 31, 2014

More than a hundred million people will tune into the Super Bowl this Sunday. As “the biggest event on the betting calendar with more action on it than any other game,” some experts say they wouldn’t be surprised if total bets hit the $100,000 mark—marking the greatest betting numbers the Super Bowl has ever seen. […]

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