Tag: addiction

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 features in our daily lives, there have always been those concerne...

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...

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 most wonderful days of the year. For others, it can be the day that reminds them of thei...

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 people, however, these sentiments and possibilities are far too real, as are their str...

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...

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 ridiculous) phrases, and everything in between. Recovery Unplugged is starting your new year of...

Is Vaping Addiction a Threat to Teens?

Over the past few years, the advent of the vape pen and e-cigarette has changed the way that society approaches nicotine consumption. Unfortunately, however, what was initially created to help provide cigarette...

Addiction Treatment in America

At the end of last month, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigned after it was discovered that she purchased stock in the tobacco industry; a clear conflict of inter...

Three Ways to Help an Addicted Friend

Very often we look at a friend who is vulnerable to drug or alcohol dependency and convince ourselves that it’s not our business to intervene or not our place to say anything about it. In theory, this sense o...

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...

Avoiding Relapse during the Holidays

While the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and family, they can also be problematic for those in recovery. The free flow of alcohol, tense interactions with family members, fina...

Are We All Wired for Addiction?

Last month, researchers at Texas A&M published a white paper making a decidedly bold claim: We are all wired for addiction on some level. The paper, entitled “What is Abnormal about Addiction-Related Atte...

Recognizing Addiction in A Child

Every year hundreds of thousands of children fall victim to drug and alcohol addiction, often paying the ultimate price as a result. For each one of these bright, vibrant and promising lives that are threatened...

7 Rappers That Struggle with Addiction

No one is safe from addiction. More than 23 million Americans aged 12 or older — or 9.2 percent of the population — have abused drugs in the past month, according to the most recent 2012 data from the Nati...

Addiction Perception – Then and Now

From the start of the 1900s we have demonized addiction. In the 1950s (just like now) heroin use was a hot topic. Clinicians at the thought of addicts as having its roots in neurosis and obsession referring to ...

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....

Recovery Unplugged – Raising The Bar

On Friday, April 17 the Family Law Section of BCBA held another sold-out full day seminar & reception event called Raising the Bar. Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center is a full year sponsor of the Broward Coun...

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...

Rehabilitation at Home

When you suspect a loved one in your home is struggling from addiction to drugs and alcohol, many people have a natural instinct to solve it. They feel they are capable of helping that person overcome. In some ...

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...