Tag: addiction recovery

6 Signs You Need Treatment Now

With the peak of the COVID-19 crisis just around the corner, everyone is scrambling to keep themselves safe and healthy. However, many people unwilling to come to terms with their substance abuse issues are at ...

Commemorating GLSEN’s Day of Silence

Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community has never been easy. Even with all of the forward movement over the course of the past five decades, the youth still suffers. That’s why we’ve decided to highlight and...

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...

Dating in Recovery: Are You Ready?

The disease of addiction is a disease of isolation, which is why community and relationships can be very positive. However, when it comes to dating in recovery, there’s no “recovery fairy” that tells you ...

Is Couples Drug Rehab Possible?

Can Couples Go To Rehab Together? The consensus seems to be that while couples’ drug rehab is possible, the reality is that it’s unrealistic and improbable. Relationships are different for everyone, and the...

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 importance of dual-diagnosis treatment. We want to prom...

Staying Sober during Festival Season

Summer is almost here, which means one thing: festivals. That’s right…as we speak there are legions of music and culture hounds from across the country booking hotels, making sure their cars are in good wor...

Addiction in Families: A Roller-Coaster Ride

A FEW WORDS ABOUT ADDICTION IN FAMILIES FROM RECOVERY UNPLUGGED NATIONAL OUTREACH MANAGER BLAKE COHEN.  “Whatever those therapy groups you go to are doing, it’s working.” My mother said that line to me o...

Staying Sober during the 4th of July

As we prepare to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our nation’s independence, millions of Americans will take to backyard barbecues, fireworks displays, festivals and all other manner of celebrations to obse...

Music: The Great Unifier

It doesn’t take perfect vision to see that our country and our world are divided, or that this division seems to be getting worse every day. The current political climate, deep-rooted cultural differences and...

The Faceless Nature of Drug Addiction

Decades of media influence, political posturing and cultural sharpening have firmly entrenched images of the stereotypical drug addict into the American consciousness. We think of the homeless person, visibly w...

The Impact of Stress in Recovery

We can’t see it, we can’t always identify it as a problem, but we can’t help but feel it. It’s a problem that impacts practically every aspect of our physiology, including blood pressure, 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...

How To Get Through The Holidays Sober

The holidays sober are full of joy but they can also be very difficult to get through while in recovery. Holiday memories and events associated with alcohol or other drug use may tug at you. This will can be ...

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....

Things to Know about Drug Treatment

Are you part of the 20 million who need treatment? Here are a few things to understand first: Recovery doesn’t end when treatment is over. A one-size-fits-all approach will not help very many addicts re...

Our Recovery Songs

Over the last couple years, some highly unlikely acts have written songs about addiction and recovery that are, “Amazing.”...

Fighting Addiction With Music

Addiction is a state characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences, but you already knew that. You also that here at Recovery Unplugged we specialize in a rehabilita...

Face The Music Day

We at Recovery Unplugged have something to celebrate today. As you know, we are all excited about sponsoring the Face the Music Family Day but March 8 isn't just about the Family Day anymore. According to W...

Face The Music Family Festival

We are sponsoring an amazing event put together by The Face the Music Foundation. The Family Festival event will be filled with live music, art projects, and family fun to raise awareness for substance abuse. A...

Long Term Sobriety

For those who have never struggled with addiction, it may seem like rehabilitation is the final step to lifetime sobriety. Unfortunately, the challenge of long term sobriety is a lifelong task as those who comp...

The Dangers of Addiction and Pregnancy

When someone who is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction becomes pregnant, the dangers become not only prevalent to the mother, but her unborn child, too. While many people may know it is dangerous, it is...

Codependency

When referring to addiction and recovery, we often spend our time talking about the person that is using, but not much about those around them. I want to start by saying that I have been in this situation befor...

Eating Disorders

While many people typically think of drugs and alcohol as the main source of addiction, eating disorders are another form of addiction that requires treatment. Eating disorders are most rampant in young girls, ...

Molly: Not the girl next door

Molly. It sounds extremely harmless and reminiscent of a childhood friend or the girl next door. Unfortunately this couldn’t be further from the truth as “Molly” is sweeping through college campuses aroun...

Physical Side Effects of Addiction

Drug addiction is a very serious situation that often has severe physical side effects. After extensive drug use, a person can begin to look very different from their pre-addiction selves. Weight loss and weig...

How to Help

Do you have a friend or loved one you suspect is struggling with drug addiction? Have you seen physical and behavioral changes that make you think something is different? When faced with this situation, it can ...

Goal Setting

Everyone, at some point in their life, has hopes and aspirations. Growing up, everyone wants to be a professional athlete, astronaut or maybe a fireman. Dreams and goals don’t have an expiration date. In orde...