Science

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Is Addiction an Illness?
March 20, 2020

Addiction: Is It A Disease or A Choice?

It’s common these days to hear people assert that addiction is an illness, but what exactly does that mean? The implications are primarily social and psychological. People will view an addict differently if they believe that they are suffering from an affliction rather than making a lifestyle choice. Also, a person attempting to recover from addiction will be more likely to seek help if they believe that they suffer from a treatable illness….

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Video Game Addiction Treatment Austin
March 12, 2020

Are Video Game Addictions Real?

Video game and gaming addictions are issues that have had profound effects on our youth. Since technology and recreational gaming became normal…

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Meth Addiction and Drug Addiction Affects on Teeth
February 28, 2020

How Do Meth and Other Drugs Affect Your Teeth?

Bad teeth are a pervasive stereotype for many people who struggle with or have struggled with substance use disorder. Unfortunately, the truth…

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Substance Abuse Treatment Austin
February 14, 2020

How are Substance Abuse and Self-Harm Related?

Warning: The content in this article discusses distressing themes including self-harm and suicide, which some may find triggering. If you’re struggling or…

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Love Addiction: The Role of Dopamine in the “Warm and Fuzzies”
January 8, 2020

Love Addiction: The Love Drug

In case you didn’t already know, Valentine’s Day is well on its way. For some people, Valentine’s Day is one of the…

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A Valentine’s Day Look at Addiction and Codependency

A Look At Addiction and Codependency

When Prince penned his iconic love song “I Would Die for You,” it’s safe to assume that he was exaggerating. For many…

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lunesta and alcohol
December 30, 2019

What Happens When You Mix Lunesta and Alcohol?

Across the United States, about 60 million people struggle with chronic sleeplessness, or insomnia– and many of them use Lunesta. A sedative-hypnotic…

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librium and alcohol
December 26, 2019

The Dangers of Mixing Librium and Alcohol

A powerful prescription benzodiazepine medication, Librium helps manage anxiety. The brand-name for chlordiazepoxide, Librium can, in some cases, help individuals manage alcohol…

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Mapping the Science of Music and Emotions
November 4, 2019

AI Deconstructs Relationship between Music and Emotions

We all knew this day would come….robots are taking over in the best possible way. Researchers at USC claim that AI (yep…robots)…

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Recovery Unplugged discusses addiction and mental illness on World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2019

A Look at Addiction and Mental Illness

Recovery Unplugged wanted to take the opportunity to discuss the clear and undeniable correlation between addiction and mental illness, and the increasing…

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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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Addressing Mental Illness Musicians
May 24, 2019

Addressing High Rates of Mental Illness in Musicians

A just-released study from Swedish digital music distributor Record Union suggests that about three-quarters of independent musicians suffer from symptoms of mental…

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Dr.-Sanjay-Gupta-Explores-the-Healing-Benefits-of-Music
May 20, 2019

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Explores the Healing Benefits of Music

This Saturday CNN’s Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta reiterated what Recovery Unplugged has been saying for years: music saves lives, heals…

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Personal and professional issues faced by addiction care nurses.
May 8, 2019

Examining Specific Workplace Issues Faced by Addiction Care Nurses

Nurses in every area of medical care face unique and extraordinary professional and personal challenges, many of which are due entirely to…

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Maintaining Balanced Mental Health in the Nursing Profession
May 7, 2019

Maintaining Balanced Mental Health in the Nursing Profession

Few, if any, professions faces as many challenges as nursing and its adjacent career fields. The nature of nursing involves navigating difficult…

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Risks and benefits of Suboxone and buprenorphine.
April 12, 2019

Re-Examining Suboxone: Benefits and Risks of Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine has been in the news more than usual as of late. On one side of the spectrum, we’ve learned that the…

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Cooperation between ERs and Treatment Centers
February 22, 2019

The Disconnect: Can Better Cooperation between ERs and Treatment Centers Improve Odds for Drug Overdose Survivors?

So many have us have been there: it’s 3:30 in the morning and we get a frantic call or text telling us…

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Brain Processing Music
February 6, 2019

Johns Hopkins Study Finds Music Increases Dopamine Release

Ever wonder why you drive down the interstate blasting your favorite song and screaming along at the top of your lungs? Have…

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Strips to Prevent Fentanyl Overdose Being Proposed
January 7, 2019

Testing Strips to Prevent Fentanyl Overdose: Getting Smart or Giving Up?

Fentanyl overdose has been one of the primary contributors to the alarming and tragic uptick in overall drug-related deaths in the United…

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Most Addictive Drugs
January 2, 2019

What Are The Most Addictive Drugs?

This time of year, everyone loves a countdown, from the best songs of the year to the most commonly used (and most…

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