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Love Addiction: The Role of Dopamine in the “Warm and Fuzzies”

Love Addiction: The Love Drug

In case you didn’t already know, Valentine’s Day is well on its way. For some people, Valentine’s Day is one of the most wonderful days of the year. For others, it can be the day that reminds them of thei...

A Valentine’s Day Look at Addiction and Codependency

A Look At Addiction and Codependency

When Prince penned his iconic love song “I Would Die for You,” it’s safe to assume that he was exaggerating. For many people, however, these sentiments and possibilities are far too real, as are their str...

What to Do When Someone Overdoses

It’s a thought that everyone impacted by addiction has had before. What do you do when someone overdoses? Worse, what is there to do if someone you love overdoses? There are millions who are still out there a...

financial stress

Financial Stress and Substance Abuse

The relationship between financial stress and substance abuse exists in many different contexts. It’s a tragically ironic double-edged sword. There are dozens of different ways this association can develop, b...

quitting alcohol

The Benefits of Quitting Alcohol  

We all know how dangerous alcohol is. Many of us and the people we care about have been severely impacted and even destroyed by excessive drinking. Alcohol kills 88,000 people a year according to the Centers f...

librium and alcohol

The Dangers of Mixing Librium and Alcohol

A powerful prescription benzodiazepine medication, Librium helps manage anxiety. The brand-name for chlordiazepoxide, Librium can, in some cases, help individuals manage alcohol withdrawals. However, the scary ...

My Loved One Overdosed, Now What?

Experiencing your loved one suffer an overdose can be terrifying and unexpected. What’s the proper way to respond to the situation? How much do you share with the paramedics and first responders when you ...

The Resolution

The Right Time for the Resolution

A FEW WORDS ABOUT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FROM RECOVERY UNPLUGGED’S NATIONAL OUTREACH MANAGER, BLAKE COHEN.  Do New Year’s Resolutions Work? Have you ever wondered what percentage of New Year’s resoluti...

Sober New Year's Eve

Staying Sober on New Year’s Eve

People in recovery can often feel like they have their noses pressed against the glass on New Year’s Eve. The holidays are supposed to be about new beginnings, fresh starts, and promises to be the best versio...