addiction

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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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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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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Books on Drug and Alcohol Addiction
March 9, 2020

5 Children’s Books That Discuss Drugs and Alcohol

Many people often refer to addiction as a family disease. This is because everyone in the family, especially the children, are impacted…

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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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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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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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Relationships After Addiction Treatment Austin
January 23, 2020

Rebuilding and Repairing Relationships After Addiction

In order to start rebuilding and repairing relationships after addiction, you have to rebuild yourself into a new person. It’s significant to…

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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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Breaking the Stigma of Addiction Recovery
December 2, 2019

Stigma Still Impacts Every Part of Addiction Recovery

In case those affected can’t feel it every day, it’s been confirmed that stigma is present in all areas of addiction recovery….

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Addressing mental health and addiction among veterans
November 11, 2019

Thank You for Your (Lip) Service: Are We Doing Enough to Help Veterans with Addiction and Mental Health Issues?

Addiction and mental health issues continue to be a problem for our nation’s veterans. As we observe another Veterans Day, a 24-hour…

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Examining LGBTQ Addiction amid the workers' rights Supreme Court Case.
October 21, 2019

LGBTQ Workers, Mental Health and Addiction: What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard an important LGBTQ workers’ rights case. It looked at whether federal laws barring sexual discrimination…

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RecoveryFest Celebrates Addiction Recovery to Nashville
September 30, 2019

RecoveryFest Music Series Celebrates Addiction Recovery in Nashville

There’s never been a better time than today to get clean. The city of Nashville agrees, which is why hundreds of people…

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National Recovery Month
September 27, 2019

A National Recovery Month Message from Recovery Unplugged Co-Founder/Vision Leader Paul Pellinger

This September marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month, an event established and sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…

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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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addiction unplugged, music and recovery
August 23, 2019

Recovery Unplugged Featured on A&E’s Addiction Unplugged

The stigma against substance abuse and addiction has impacted those struggling with substance use disorder in innumerable ways. Although people in recovery…

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Recovery Unplugged supporter Art Alexakis announces debut solo record.
August 22, 2019

Art Alexakis Releases Debut Solo Record

Everclear founder and front man, and friend of Recovery Unplugged, Art Alexakis has announced the release of his debut solo album, Sun…

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Help your employees overcome addiction.
July 12, 2019

Why Are Your Employees Struggling with Addiction?

Determining the cause of addiction among your employees is as simultaneously simple and difficult as asking someone why they’re having trouble paying…

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What does independence from drug and alcohol addiction really mean?
July 4, 2019

What Does Independence from Drug and Alcohol Addiction Really Mean?

In case we couldn’t tell from the smell of lighter fluid wafting through the air and the thunderous boom of fireworks sending…

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