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RU Underground Holiday Playlist 2018

Your Cure for the Common Holiday Playlist

Ok…so you’ve logged hundreds of miles traversing through every mall and department store in a hundred-mile radius, scoured the darkest recesses of Amazon looking for that impossible-to-find but can’t-live...

Check out this year's best movies about addiction.

Three of 2018’s Must-See Movies about Addiction

2018, and the past few years before it, have brought about a heightened state of cultural awareness in practically all areas of life, from how we treat each other in everyday interaction to how we choose to tal...

Amanda Bynes's Substance Abuse

Amanda Bynes Opens up About Substance Abuse

For the first time in the past four years, actress Amanda Bynes has opened herself up to the public, addressing her past substance abuse issues and how they played roles in her public breakdowns and Twitter ran...

Thanksgiving message from Recovery Unplugged

A Thanksgiving Message from Recovery Unplugged

Recovery Unplugged wants to wish all a safe, happy and sober Thanksgiving, from our family to yours. For those in recovery, Thanksgiving can hold particularly special meaning. Although the holiday season usuall...

Stigma represents a serious challenge to those seeking addiction treatment.

The Role of Stigma in Addiction and Relapse

Imagine you’re in dire need of serious medical treatment— you’re in an incredible amount of pain, you have infected wounds, you can barely walk— and you know that your medical care provider isn’t goin...

Lil Xan to enter rehab for opioid addiction.

Lil Xan to Enter Rehab for Opioid Addiction

The death of hip-hop artist Mac Miller continues to send shockwaves through the music community and resonate heavily with some of his fellow artists; the most recent example of this comes as rapper Lil Xan anno...

Vaping Addiction A Growing Problem among Teens

Is Vaping Addiction a Threat to Teens?

Over the past few years, the advent of the vape pen and e-cigarette has changed the way that society approaches nicotine consumption. Unfortunately, however, what was initially created to help provide cigarette...

The Role of Kratom in Opioid Addiction

Examining the Role of Kratom in the Opioid Crisis

The opioid overdose crisis has reached such epic proportions that it’s been declared a nationwide epidemic, with overdose and addiction rates ravaging the country. Due to the intensity of the deadliest drug c...

Addressing addiction in veterans.

A Veterans Day Message from Recovery Unplugged

As the nation observes another Veterans Day holiday, we extend a much-deserved thank you to the servicemen and women who have literally dedicated their lives to maintaining our security, freedom and the unparal...