Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and the Effects of MAT on Addiction
What is MAT? Medication-Assisted Treatment is a recovery tool that combines counseling with FDA-approved medications to treat people with substance use disorder…
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….
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…
Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Social Workers’ Month
Social Workers are the backbone of much of the work we do here at Recovery Unplugged. They are among the front lines…
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…
SAMHSA Publishes Best Practices on Medication-Assisted Treatment
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has codified and published a set of guidelines and best practices for dealing…
Addressing and Managing the Burden of Guilt in Addiction Recovery
Those who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction experience a full range of emotions, particularly during the first few months or…
Unpacking and Dispelling the Concept of Rock-Bottom
It’s one of the oldest tropes in addiction recovery, and an assertion that’s been repeated for decades: You have to hit what is known as “rock-bottom” before you realize you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and need help. Simply put, rock-bottom represents the point at which a person’s life becomes so far out of control that they can’t help but see that they need help, this can include anything from a near-fatal overdose to incarceration to having one’s child taken away and a variety of other nightmare scenarios. The idea is that something so bad and so catastrophic has to happen to a person before they make positive steps in their lives and realize the full scope of damage that addiction has inflicted on their relationships and quality of life….
Population of Addicted Homeless Rises Dramatically in Austin
If you live in the Austin area, and have noticed a dramatic increase in the region’s homeless population, you’re not imagining things….
Recovery Unplugged CEO Dines with the Governor
On April 27, Governor Rick Scott hosted a dinner event entitled Judicial Appointments and the JNC. Among those in attendance was none other than accomplished Fort Lauderdale Attorney and Recovery Unplugged Co-Founder and CEO, Marshall Geisser. The event was an opportunity for members of the Florida legal community to exchange thoughts and sentiments regarding the judicial nomination process on both the state and federal levels, and discuss the long-term impact of judicial appointments. Eligible attendees also had the opportunity to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credits and gain invaluable insight from the Governor and some of the state’s top legal experts….
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….
Music Therapy Makes the Difference
We are always saying that music makes the difference….