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Drug Addiction and Relationships
January 23, 2020

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships

After living through an experience and looking back at it, we always see where we made mistakes. When you’re in recovery, it’s…

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Joseph Gorordo
September 19, 2019

Joseph Gorordo Featured on Recovery – Coast to Coast Podcast

Recovery Unplugged VP of Business Development Joseph Gorordo has certainly been making the rounds as of late. Last month millions saw him…

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Vaping Deaths from Lung Disease are on the Rise
September 9, 2019

Vaping Deaths Rise as CDC Says Stop

Vaping deaths are on the rise as a lung disease that’s affected over 450 Americans claimed its fifth casualty this past Friday…

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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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Valentine’s Day, Addiction and Relationships: The Impact on Romantic Partners
February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day, Addiction and Relationships: The Impact on Romantic Partners

We get how hard navigating healthy relationships can be already without the additional issue of addiction. With Valentine’s Day around the corner,…

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Vince Staples' decision to avoid drugs and alcohol reminds us all that creativity and clean living are not mutually exclusive.
January 28, 2019

VINCE STAPLES SPEAKS ON UNBROKEN SOBRIETY AND AVOIDING DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

It’s a common and dangerous misconception that substance use and the creative process are directly intertwined; that bands and recording artists do…

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Most Addictive Drugs
January 2, 2019

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…

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Contaminated Molly a growing threat to users.
August 14, 2018

Contaminated Molly Reinforces Dangers of Designer Drugs

Last Sunday, police in the UK issued a regional warning after a batch contaminated molly (MDMA) sent a group of teenage girls…

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Synthetic Marijuana Making a Comeback
May 31, 2018

K2 Part 2: Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Making a Comeback

Last week more than 25 people were hospitalized in Brooklyn after they had apparently overdosed on K2, a form of synthetic marijuana…

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Texas Drug Epidemic
March 9, 2017

Misinformation Plays Significant Role in Texas Drug Epidemic

It’s, frankly, little surprise that many healthcare organizations and state agencies would have a hard time keeping up with the glut of…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center New Study Indicates Music May Be A Healthier High
March 1, 2017

New Study Indicates Music May Be A Healthier High

A recent study published by researchers at Canada’s McGill University set out to examine the commonality between music, sex, food and recreational drug use in eliciting feelings of pleasure in the brain: they’ve done it. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports on February 8th and could have transformative implications for how we examine the role of music in mental health. The study’s findings essentially assert that the brain releases natural opioids when listening to music, an identical chemical reaction to when the brain experiences pleasure from sex, food and drug consumption. Researchers set out to better understand the neurochemical basis of musical experience and release their findings….

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February 16, 2017

Venezuela VP Named as Drug Trafficker by Treasury

Venezuela and the United States have, for a long time, had a difficult and contentious relationship. Going back decades, even before the inflammatory back-and-forth between the Bush and Chavez Administrations, these two fundamentally different political powers have had a hard time seeing eye-to-eye on nearly every major issue. This week, the relationship got worse when the US Treasury Department blacklisted one of Venezuela’s top leaders, Vice President Tareck El Aissami. The move comes amid claims that El Aissami oversaw narcotics shipments of more than 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds) from Venezuela, some of which ended up in Mexico and the US….

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Texas Drug Rehab
November 25, 2016

A Victim of Geography: Where Is Texas’ Drug Supply Coming From?

As Texas continues to reel from rampant alcohol and drug addiction, and as more and more residents succumb to overdose and other…

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Synthetic Drugs and Their Impact
October 12, 2016

A Lesser-Discussed Threat: Synthetic Drugs and Their Impact

By now we’re all aware of the widespread devastation caused by heroin and prescription opioids. If we haven’t experienced it in our own personal lives, we’ve heard second-hand accounts of people whose lives were destroyed by these two addiction threats. As heroin and painkillers continues to dominate whatever infrequent national conversation exists regarding addiction and substance abuse treatment, other significant substance abuse issues are getting a dangerously little amount of attention. One example of this is synthetic drug abuse. As more and more Texans, and Americans in general, fall victim to these dangerous drugs, solutions continue to emerge at a snail’s pace, if at all….

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The Day After: What 11-09-2016 Can Mean for Recreational Marijuana Use
September 13, 2016

What Election Day Means for Recreational Marijuana Use

There is a political sea change coming any way you slice it. In what can be charitably described as one of the…

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September 8, 2016

Recovery Unplugged Medical Director Featured in TMA Article

Earlier this month, Recovery Unplugged Texas’ very own Dr. Carlos Tirado weighed on the availability and accessibility of naloxone (Narcan) in an…

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April 22, 2016

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 by substance abuse, there is usually at least one parent who was completely blind-sided by the addiction and spent far too much time banging their heads against the wall figuring out what they could have done to prevent this nightmare. Most of us don’t ever expect or prepare for addiction to affect our lives. Even if we have a family history or a heightened propensity toward substance abuse in our own lives, we tend to take a leap of faith and just ignore the possibility of being touched by drugs or alcohol in way, shape or form. We often have to learn the hard way, however, just how vulnerable we are to this threat….

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Austin drug treatment for inhalant addiction
February 2, 2016

Inhalants: Not a Drug of the Past

It seems like a long time ago that our news broadcasts were filled with stories of teens getting in trouble for ‘huffing’ permanent markers and spray paint. Unfortunately, while these stories may not inundate our televisions and computer screens anymore, the threat and prevalence of teens, inhalants and addiction should still be on our radar. There are three main types of inhalants: solvents, gases and nitrates. The use of these inhalants creates a short “high” feeling, similar to the feeling of anesthesia. The numbing, drug-like sensation calms the body down and sometimes causes the user to go unconscious.

Obviously, the extensive use of inhalants turns into addiction and can have serious long-term effects and even instant death. The most dangerous aspect of inhalants and addictions to huffing is that many of the items used can be found in every household. Paints, hair sprays and lighter fluid are among some of the most common inhalants….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Too Little, Too Late For Drug Offenders?
July 14, 2015

Too Little, Too Late For Drug Offenders?

“These men and women were not hardened criminals,” Obama said in his Facebook Video “but the overwhelming majority had been sentenced to at least 20 years—14 of them had been sentenced to life—for nonviolent drug offenses. So their punishments didn’t fit the crime, and if they’d been sentenced under today’s laws, all of them would have already served their time.”

Yesterday President Obama commuted the sentences for 46 drug offenders. Mandatory minimums in court affect drug offenders more than anyone else. Federal minimum sentencing has taken nonviolent drug offenders and funneled them into decade or life sentences. This is an early step towards complete criminal justice reform. This is a great change in thought however there are still over 3,000 non-violent drug offenders in federal prison serving life in prison….

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center What is Flakka?
May 26, 2015

What is Flakka?

If you are here in South Florida all anyone is talking about is the new street drug that is sweeping the streets of South Florida called Falkka. Flakka’s technical name is- Alpha Pyrrolidinopentiophene (A-PVP). It’s similar to “bath salts,” another dangerous drug that’s grabbed headlines in recent years. It’s off-white, coarse crystals sell for as little as $5 a hit.

Flakka has been reported to be the cause or a significant contributory cause of death in suicides and polydrug overdoses. It can cause a condition called “excited delirium” that involves hyperstimulation, paranoia, and hallucinations. The drug has also been linked to at least one death where it was combined with pentedrone and caused heart failure….

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