alcohol addiction

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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Demi Lovato has never been shy about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.
January 31, 2020

Demi Lovato has never been shy about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.

In July of 2018, Demi was rushed to the emergency room after an apparent Heroin overdose. The incident happened only a month…

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Avoiding relapse during the Super Bowl
January 22, 2020

Avoiding Relapse During the Super Bowl

With the 54th Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, everyone seems to be planning or attending a party to celebrate. However, there’s…

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quitting alcohol
December 27, 2019

The Benefits of Quitting Alcohol  

We all know how dangerous alcohol is. Many of us and the people we care about have been severely impacted and even…

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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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Sober Bars Making Partying in Recovery Easier
June 26, 2019

Sober Bars Making Socializing Easier For Non-Drinkers

Sober bars are starting to take the streets by storm, offering a variety of lavish mocktails and bar-like social atmospheres. The sober…

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Liam Payne from One Direction Discusses How Career-Related Stress Led to Early Alcohol Abuse
June 7, 2019

One Direction’s Liam Payne Discusses How Industry Pressure Led Him to Start Drinking Early

Ever since his band’s musical career took off after their fame from the X-Factor when he was 14, the music industry is…

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Can Oxytocin Help Treat Alcoholism?
April 23, 2019

Can Oxytocin Help Treat Alcoholism?

As Alcohol Awareness Month rolls on, one of the primary purposes of the event is to continue to find new treatment options…

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New Miles Davis documentary illustrates the role of environment in alcohol addiction.
April 17, 2019

Miles Davis, Alcohol Addiction and Environment: What Is The Connection?

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, director Stanley Nelson premiered his latest documentary project Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. The film…

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Recovery Unplugged Celebrates Alcoholism Awareness Month 2019
April 9, 2019

In Recognition and Observance of Alcohol Awareness Month

Poor April; for years it has had the dubious distinction of “Tax Season,” a “fool’s” month, and “showers” that are simply a…

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Peter Tork's Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery
February 25, 2019

What Peter Tork’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction Struggle Says about Reinvention in Recovery

Last week the music and performance art world said goodbye to Peter Tork, bass player for The Monkees. Tork passed away on…

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Is Your Career Making You Use?: Jobs with the Highest Rates of Alcohol and Drug Addiction
January 17, 2019

Is Your Career Making You Use?: Jobs with the Highest Rates of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Everyone’s job is stressful, right? Even the people who beat the alarm clock every morning and race with enthusiasm to the most…

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Richard Swift Dead from Alcohol Addiction
July 12, 2018

Richard Swift’s Alcohol Addiction & Legacy

Richard Swift’s alcohol addiction is sending shock waves through his family and the music community.Richard Swift was one of the most prolific…

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Scientists say they've identified area of the brain associated with alcohol addiction.
July 9, 2018

Researchers Identify Area of Brain Responsible for Alcohol Addiction

In a new discovery that can be critical in helping clinicians diagnose, understand and treat alcohol addiction, scientists claim they have pinpointed…

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The Perception toward Addiction is Changing…or Is It?
April 17, 2018

Is The Perception of Addiction Changing?

Most people would like to consider themselves as enlightened, progressive and deeply in tune with the inner workings of just about everything;…

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Alcoholism in Florida
November 14, 2017

Put Down the Glass: What New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean for Alcoholism in Florida and the Rest of the United States

A third of the country just got diagnosed with high blood pressure. New guidelines from the American Heart Association have changed the…

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Popular Energy Drinks
August 16, 2017

Popular Energy Drinks Linked to Drug and Alcohol Addiction in New Study

The next time you think about chugging a Red Bull to get through the second half of the work day or taking…

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Solo cups on American flag signifying American Alcohol Addiction

JAMA Study: One in Eight Americans Suffers from Alcohol Addiction

The relationships between Americans and drinking has always been, for the most part, a close one. According to a new study published…

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Vivitrol Treatment in Texas
August 12, 2016

What You Need to Know About Medication-Assisted Treatment

Over the past few decades, numerous medications have been introduced in the addiction and chemical dependency treatment landscapes. These powerful, and sometimes controversial drugs have been enormously effective in the care of various substance use disorders like opioid and alcohol addiction, and it’s natural for them to draw widespread interest among those in need of help, as well as their families. It’s important though to understand the risks, benefits, fundamentals, and parameters of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to determine if it’s the right course of action. There are a great many variables that accompany this type of treatment, and prospective participants should have thorough understanding of the process. …

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Austin Alcohol Treatment
July 26, 2016

Texas A&M Researchers Make Significant Discovery about How Drinking Affects the Brain

Those of us that have experienced alcohol addiction, as well as those of us on the verge through prolonged abuse, understand what…

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