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DEA National Takeback Day Helps Curb Prescription Drug Addiction
April 15, 2020

Drug Take-Back Day Postponed Due to COVID-19

Every six months, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts the National Take-Back Initiative, an event to promote the safe disposal of prescription…

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Music Assisted Treatment
March 30, 2020

Dr. Elvis Francois Spreads Hope with His Singing

Since the coronavirus outbreak changed our lives, healthcare providers like doctors and nurses have been invaluable in the fight against it. Healthcare…

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Substance Abuse Treatment
March 27, 2020

Why Treatment is Essential During a Pandemic

By now, the majority of people in the United States are currently practicing some form of social distancing or self-quarantine. With the…

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March 20, 2020

Recovery Unplugged’s Coronavirus Protocol

It is Recovery Unplugged’s policy to ensure the safety of clients and staff during the viral outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19….

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Recovery Unplugged is Celebrating Our Nurses and Behavioral Health Team
March 18, 2020

Celebrating Our Nurses for World Health Day

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day. Like the WHO, Recovery Unplugged’s goal is to provide everyone we…

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World Day of Prayer at Recovery Unplugged
February 26, 2020

Celebrating World Day of Prayer at Recovery Unplugged

Faith is a personal struggle, and prayer is a reflection of that. Because of the different ways in which we can pray,…

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Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Social Workers and Substance Abuse Counselors
February 25, 2020

Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Social Workers’ Month

Social Workers are the backbone of much of the work we do here at Recovery Unplugged. They are among the front lines…

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Opioid Addiction Treatment and the Black Community
January 22, 2020

Opioid Addiction and the Black Community

Opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate based on sex, finances, or social status. It does, however, unfairly impact the black community in the United…

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Fentanyl Causes Increase in Cocaine Overdose
November 18, 2019

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Overdoses Rising Across the Country

Deaths from cocaine overdose are climbing in many parts of America. This increase in overdose fatality is due primarily to the presence…

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Addressing mental health and addiction among veterans
November 11, 2019

Thank You for Your (Lip) Service: Are We Doing Enough to Help Veterans with Addiction and Mental Health Issues?

Addiction and mental health issues continue to be a problem for our nation’s veterans. As we observe another Veterans Day, a 24-hour…

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What will the Ohio opioid addiction settlement mean for treatment?
October 22, 2019

Big Pharma Pays Hundreds of Millions in Ohio Opioid Addiction Settlement

Drug makers AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Teva and McKesson will pay a combined $260 million to Ohio’s Cuyahoga and Summit counties. The settlement…

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Opioid Addiction and Overdose
October 7, 2019

CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling Examines Benzo Crisis in the United States

Last night CNN’s This Is Life with Lisa Ling examined the scope, origins and impact of the benzodiazepine (benzo) crisis in America….

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State AG Herbert Slatery Weighs in on Purdue Opioid Addiction Settlement
September 17, 2019

Tennessee AG Weighs In on Purdue Bankruptcy Amid Escalating Opioid Addiction

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says he’s content with Purdue Pharma using Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to pay out a $10 billion…

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Vaping Deaths from Lung Disease are on the Rise
September 9, 2019

Vaping Deaths Rise as CDC Says Stop

Vaping deaths are on the rise as a lung disease that’s affected over 450 Americans claimed its fifth casualty this past Friday…

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Landmark opioid lawsuit results in $572 million verdict for Oklahoma.
August 27, 2019

Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit Verdict Sets New Standard for Drug Maker Culpability

Yesterday, in what has become the most notable opioid lawsuit in history, an Oklahoma judge ordered drug manufacturer, and Johnson & Johnson…

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addiction unplugged, music and recovery
August 23, 2019

Recovery Unplugged Featured on A&E’s Addiction Unplugged

The stigma against substance abuse and addiction has impacted those struggling with substance use disorder in innumerable ways. Although people in recovery…

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Paul Pelllnger on WIOD Radio
August 15, 2019

Paul Pellinger Discusses Opioid Addiction Crisis in 610 WIOD Radio Interview

Recovery Unplugged Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Paul Pellinger recently dropped by Miami’s 610 WIOD Radio to discuss how the opioid crisis…

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Drug overdoses decline for the first time in nearly 30 years.
August 5, 2019

Fatal Drug Overdoses Decline for the First Time in 30 Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC reports that there were around 68,557 drug overdose fatalities in the United States in…

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florida's pill mills
July 29, 2019

Managing the Outcome of Florida’s Pill Mills

Anyone familiar with the current opioid crisis in the United States has heard of the impact that Florida’s “pill mills” have had…

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children opioid epidemic,
July 18, 2019

Children: Invisible Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

Children often bear the brunt of their parents’ mistakes, and we’re learning that the opioid addiction crisis is no exception to this…

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