Pop Culture

Should Fentanyl Screening Kits be Allowed at Music Festivals?
March 24, 2022

Should Fentanyl Testing Kits Be Allowed at Music Festivals?

Drug use has long been part of music festival culture. Despite attempts to regulate it, it’s incredibly difficult to stop drugs from…

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How Are Pets Helping Us Through the Pandemic?
March 24, 2020

How Are Pets Helping Us Through the Pandemic?

If you’ve ever owned a pet that you’ve connected with, you’ll understand that there’s something special about the human-animal bond. It’s easy…

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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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Things to do during quarantine
March 14, 2020

Things You Can Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine

With the surge in the Coronavirus outbreak these past few weeks, it’s been a roller coaster ride for people across the country….

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment
March 7, 2020

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…

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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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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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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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What Love Songs are on Your Valentine's Day Playlist?
January 6, 2020

Listening to Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

For half the population, Valentine’s Day means showing love by contributing to the $20 billion business of chocolates and cards. For the…

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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

It can be difficult to find shows or movies about addiction that offer honest and authentic messaging. Whether it’s the depiction of…

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National Recovery Month
September 3, 2019

30 for 30: Recovery Unplugged Celebrates National Recovery Month on its Three-Decade Anniversary

Recovery Unplugged welcomes the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month, a 30-day event spearheaded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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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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Liam Payne from One Direction Discusses How Career-Related Stress Led to Early Alcohol Abuse
June 7, 2019

One Direction’s Liam Payne Discusses How Industry Pressure Led Him to Start Drinking Early

Ever since his band’s musical career took off after their fame from the X-Factor when he was 14, the music industry is…

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New Miles Davis documentary illustrates the role of environment in alcohol addiction.
April 17, 2019

Miles Davis, Alcohol Addiction and Environment: What Is The Connection?

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, director Stanley Nelson premiered his latest documentary project Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. The film…

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Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh Discuss American Drug Addiction and their Lives in Recovery
March 19, 2019

Joe Walsh and Ringo Starr Team Up to Address American Drug Addiction

We can all imagine a scenario in which we’re listening to a collaboration between Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh and saying, however…

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