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Getting treatment after alcohol relapse.
April 13, 2022

Treatment after Drug or Alcohol Relapse: How to Get Help After A Spring Break Slip

Spring Break 2022 is officially over, which means many in recovery had to navigate the dangers of Spring Break drinking and alcohol relapse….

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Owen Wilson
April 1, 2022

A Fake Conversation with Movie Starts and Pretend AA Pioneer Descendants Will Smith and Owen Wilson

It was fate that brought us together for that brief moment in the Western Andes. The three of us sat reflectively on…

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Will Smith Oscars slap mental health.
March 29, 2022

More Than A Meme: A Conversation about Mental Health and Will Smith’s Oscars Slap

By now, the world has heard it. It wouldn’t surprise in the least if bears were prematurely coaxed out of hibernation by…

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Finding addiction treatment for women today.
March 7, 2022

A Look at Substance Use Among Women and the Need for Improved Women’s Addiction Treatment Resources

Updated March 6, 2023. International Women’s Day gives us a special opportunity to celebrate the strength, perseverance, and achievements of women across the…

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February 10, 2022

Sober Artists Represent in Full Force at the 2022 Big Game Halftime Show

The average Halftime Show for the, ahem, Big Game, is between 12-14 minutes. However, this year’s performers have been sober for well…

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Dopesick Opioid Addiction
October 14, 2021

Dopesick: A Look at the Groundbreaking Series about the Opioid Addiction Pandemic’s Origins and Impact

On Wednesday, October 13, Hulu premiered a television series called Dopesick, which tells the story of how the opioid crisis began from…

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LGBTQ+ Artists in Recovery
June 21, 2021

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Artists in Recovery during Pride Month 2021

As Pride Month 2021 rolls on, Recovery Unplugged continues the celebration by highlighting some of the most innovative and inspirational LGBTQ+ artists…

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Tips for Sober Saint Patrick's Day
March 17, 2021

Sober Saint Patrick’s Day: Tips to Avoid Drinking and Relapse

As we prepare to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, many in recovery, as well as people who just want to cut down on…

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Recovery Unplugged Interviews Sober Triathlete Mark Turnipseed
August 7, 2020

3 Sports, 9 Lives: An Interview with Sober Triathlete Mark Turnipseed

Think, for a few minutes, about what triathletes go through during training. Consider the punishment to the body, the constant pushing of…

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Sober Curious
May 7, 2020

Join the Recovery Unplugged Sober Curious Revolution

When we think about sobriety, it’s easy to think of it as something for which we strive only after we’ve developed a…

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment
March 7, 2020

What Does “420” Mean?

Every April, self-identified “stoners” across the globe and the United States gear up for “420.” The term has infiltrated popular culture for…

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Sports Addiction Treatment Austin
February 29, 2020

Do You Have A Sports Addiction?

We may chuckle reading about addiction associated with sports, but for some it is a very sad reality that can consume their time, money and relationships. Most of us have a favorite team or hometown hero that we root for during their respective season. Professional sports logos and news are everywhere, inundating our news so much that there are several stations devoted to sports coverage. I am guessing you can think of a friend or family member that is the self-proclaimed biggest fan of a local football or baseball team. I am not saying by any means that liking sports or even having season tickets is considered addiction. Just with most things in life, most things are healthy in moderation (we never condone drug use). But let’s take it a step forward. How much does a sports team’s success or failure affect your life? Let’s examine the aspects of this very real addiction….

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Black Success Stories of Addiction Treatment
February 5, 2020

Black Success Stories: Honoring Recovering Addicts in Music

There are stories of struggle, success, and overcoming obstacles in every community. For Black History Month, Recovery Unplugged has decided to highlight…

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Demi Lovato has never been shy about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.
January 31, 2020

Demi Lovato has never been shy about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.

In July of 2018, Demi was rushed to the emergency room after an apparent Heroin overdose. The incident happened only a month…

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Avoiding relapse during the Super Bowl
January 22, 2020

Avoiding Relapse During the Super Bowl

With the 54th Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, everyone seems to be planning or attending a party to celebrate. However, there’s…

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Lil' Peep Wrongful Death can mean changes for addiction in the music industry.
October 29, 2019

Lil Peep Lawsuit Can Have Serious Impact on Drug Use in the Music Industry

It’s been over two years since rapper Lil Peep died from drug overdose. His mother is now suing his management in a…

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Examining 2019's Shows and Movies about Addiction
September 24, 2019

Must-See TV Shows and Movies About Addiction

Key Points: Drug abuse and addiction has been portrayed and glorified in film for over 100 years. This poses a challenge for…

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steven tyler shout out
July 12, 2019

Steven Tyler’s Shout-Out to Richie Supa

Legends never die, and it’s in that spirit that Aerosmith, the legendary all-American band from Boston, has maintained a residency and is…

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Sober Bars Making Partying in Recovery Easier
June 26, 2019

Sober Bars Making Socializing Easier For Non-Drinkers

Sober bars are starting to take the streets by storm, offering a variety of lavish mocktails and bar-like social atmospheres. The sober…

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New HBO Series Euphoria Explores the Hopelessness of Drug Addiction
June 25, 2019

HBO Series Euphoria Follows Woman Suffering from Drug Addiction in a World that’s Leaving her behind

Euphoria, HBO’s newest drama, revolves around Rue Bennett, a 17-year-old woman struggling with drug addiction, depression, and anxiety who turns to drugs…

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Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Queer Artists in Recovery throughout History
June 10, 2019

Queer Artists in Recovery throughout History: Past, Present and Future

As part of our ongoing Pride Month Celebration, Recovery Unplugged is continuing our recognition of musicians and queer artists in recovery and…

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