substance abuse

Drug and Alcohol Detox Austin Texas
April 9, 2020

6 Signs You Need Treatment Now

With the peak of the COVID-19 crisis just around the corner, everyone is scrambling to keep themselves safe and healthy. However, many…

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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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financial stress
January 2, 2020

Financial Stress and Substance Abuse

The relationship between financial stress and substance abuse exists in many different contexts. It’s a tragically ironic double-edged sword. There are dozens…

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Addiction in the Workplace: Industries with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse
June 29, 2019

Addiction in the Workplace: Industries with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse

Anyone who has impacted by addiction, whether it’s in their own life or the life of a loved one, knows that the…

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Identifying Substance Use Disorder in a Friend or Loved One
May 31, 2019

Identifying Substance Use Disorder in a Friend or Loved One

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that nearly 19 million Americans currently struggle with substance use disorder. Alongside them…

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Substance Abuse and Sleep Disorder
January 16, 2019

SLEEP DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Sleep problems caused by addiction are known as substance-induced sleep disorders, and a person’s sleep habits are known as sleep hygiene. The…

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Addiction in Families: The Lesser-Discussed Casualties of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
September 18, 2018

Addiction in Families: The Lesser-Discussed Casualties of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Addiction in families is becoming an increasingly common reality. Last year over 72,000 Americans succumbed to fatal drug overdose. Countless others escaped…

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September 7, 2018

Mac Miller Dead of An Apparent Overdose

Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home just hours ago from an apparent overdose. A friend called the…

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Occupational Hazard: Career Choices with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse
July 26, 2018

Occupational Hazard: Career Choices with the Highest Rates of Substance Abuse

When an individual embarks on a career path, they’re likely considering such pros and cons as salary, contribution to their fellow man,…

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Substance Use and the Olympics
February 5, 2018

A Look at the Relationship between Substance Use and the Olympics

Substance use and the Olympics have been closely linked practically since the beginning of the modern-day games, and perhaps even during their…

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Jobs with High Rates of Substance Abuse and Addiction
January 25, 2018

Jobs with High Rates of Substance Abuse and Addiction

We’re all familiar with the relationship between addiction and music; however, there is also a variety of everyday professions in which substance…

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Importance of Drug Treatment in Austin
March 10, 2017

The Importance of Perseverance in Recovery

Recovery Unplugged Texas was recently impacted by a tornado that left us temporarily unable to fully provide the unmatched level of care…

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Substance Abuse Gender Gap
March 2, 2017

Is the Substance Abuse Gender Gap Narrowing?

As long as such factors have been clinically evaluated, men have generally been at a higher risk for substance abuse and chemical…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Keeping the Dream Alive: A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Rob Tomlinson
January 23, 2017

A Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Rob Tomlinson

Music was Rob Tomlinson’s first drug. During a recent conversation with Recovery Unplugged, the vocalist and guitarist for Philadelphia’s The Post War Dream confessed to rushing home every day after school to listen to videos from MTV-2 that he had recorded off of his cable box. “It was my first taste of downloading music illegally,” he quips before going on. The son of a performing musician, and self-proclaimed victim of bullying, Rob taught himself how to play guitar, in large part, to establish an identity for himself: “I was so afraid of being alone and not fitting in.”…

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Dropkick Murphys Addiction and Substance Abuse
January 16, 2017

Dropkick Murphys’ New Album Tackles Addiction and Substance Abuse

It’s called 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory and it’s the ninth album from Quincy, MA punk legends Dropkick Murphys. The…

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Recovery Unplugged Celebrates National Recovery Month
September 2, 2016

Recovery Unplugged Celebrates National Recovery Month

A day after recognizing International Awareness Day, Recovery Unplugged is now fittingly observer another important event within the recovery community.

This September marks the 27th annual National Recovery Month. Recovery Unplugged encourages all to lend their support and get involved. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Recovery Month is a 30-day call to action in which communities all over the country are encouraged to educate themselves about addiction while recognizing the extraordinary strength and courage of those in recovery. The event is also an opportunity to shed some light on many of the lesser-discussed aspects of addiction, including family involvement, associated mental illnesses, specifically vulnerable populations and ways to prevent substance abuse in individual communities….

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September 1, 2016

Recovery Unplugged Austin Celebrates National Recovery Month

September has been designated National Recovery Month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Now in its 27th year,…

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Substance Abuse Study by Surgeon General
October 8, 2015

Substance Abuse Study by Surgeon General

Big Shout out to the Dr Vivek Murthy the U.S. Surgeon General for planning to release the first-ever “substance use, addiction and health” report next year. He revealed strategies for this at this past weekend’s Unite to Face Addiction Rally. He hopes it will be a complete approach to substance abuse. According to his speech “We’re going to look at the best science on everything, from heroin and marijuana. To alcohol and prescription opioids…and we’re going to launch a national campaign to tackle the prescription drug crisis because we know that someone dies from an opioid overdose every 24 minutes in this country.”

Who is Dr. Vivek Murthy?…

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