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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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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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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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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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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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Addiction in the Workplace: Industries with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse
June 29, 2019

Addiction in the Workplace: Industries with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse

Anyone who has impacted by addiction, whether it’s in their own life or the life of a loved one, knows that the…

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Addressing LGBTQ Addiction Beyond Pride Month
June 24, 2019

Beyond Pride Month: Preventing LGBTQ+Addiction Every Day

Another June is quickly passing and reality is that, for many, the support and advocacy shown to the LGBTQ+ community during Pride…

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Millennials in group therapy for addiction treatment.
June 18, 2019

Examining and Addressing Addiction among Millennials

Addiction among millennials has been on the rise for some time. This age group is more likely to die from drugs, alcohol,…

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Addressing causes, effects and obstacles to treatment for addiction in the LGBTQ+ Community
June 17, 2019

Examining Addiction in the LGBTQ+ Community

As we continue to celebrate Pride Month, Recovery Unplugged wants to take a moment to examine some of the origins, sustaining factors…

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