Category: Pop Culture

What Does “420” Mean?

Every April, self-identified “stoners” across the globe and United States gear up for “420.” The term has infiltrated popular culture for decades and has become synonymous with smoking marijuana. While ...

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 w...

Eminem’s Surprise Oscar Performance

In a turn of events, rap and recovery icon Eminem surprised Oscar attendees with a performance of his hit, “Lose Yourself.” Eminem caught the crowd off-guard with the seventeen-year-old Oscar-winning hit fr...

In Observance of World Mental Health Day

Today Recovery Unplugged recognizes and observes the 25th annual World Mental Health Day, an event established by the World Federation of Mental Health to promote awareness and education regarding mental health...

Remembering Glen Campbell – 1936-2017

Earlier this week, the world said “adios” to yet another music legend. Country superstar Glen Campbell passed away on August 8th after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. During an unpa...

RIP Gregg Allman

Last week the American music landscape said goodbye to one of its most prolific and important contributors. Gregg Allman, renowned guitarist, songwriter, solo artist and founding member of the legendry Allman B...

The Legacy of Lean

Some know it as “lean,” some know it as codeine-promethazine and many don’t know it at all. Although blues musicians were mixing cough syrup and alcohol back in the 1960’s, that doesn’t mean they had ...

7 Rappers That Struggle with Addiction

No one is safe from addiction. More than 23 million Americans aged 12 or older — or 9.2 percent of the population — have abused drugs in the past month, according to the most recent 2012 data from the Nati...

Meet Carly Rae Jepsen – Charitybuzz

Today we are happy to announce that Charitybuzz has an auction to support our favorite organization The Face the Music Foundation. AIG has graciously donated a package to Meet Carly Rae Jepsen with 4 Tickets t...

TY Dolla $ign @ Recovery Unplugged

Recovery Unplugged welcomed a very special guest recently, singer/songwriter TY Dolla $ign. Although TY is not in recovery himself, he taught us all that motivation does not come strictly from stopping drug use...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Relapse

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is back on the wagon. The Tudors actor, who has struggled with substance abuse for years, opened up about a "minor relapse" he recently had via Instagram on Tuesday, May 26....

It’s just college, right?

Alcohol and college are closely associated with each other in the minds of students and graduates with plenty of nights they don’t really remember. Many people say, “Its college, have fun!” Very rarely ar...