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Benzo Brain Damage: How Drugs Like Xanax Break Down the Mind

  Benzodiazepines are a class of psychoactive drugs where the core chemical structure is the fusion of a benzene ring and a diazepine ring. Commonly referred to as benzos, these compounds have become relatively notorious over recent years. However, even as they are seeing a trend in popularity in 2018, people have worried about the impact of these drugs on the . . . . Continue Reading


Meth Detox: What You Need to Know

Not many people truly realize how prevalent meth abuse in America is, and how damaging it can be to the human body. Just the drug itself is attached to a great deal of taboo, not to mention attaching it to addiction. However, this powerful stimulant drug is used by roughly 4% of the US population. . . . . Continue Reading


Ohio Teen Using Baby Blankets to Fight Infant Heroin Addiction

Sidney Depp is a 16-year-old sophomore cheerleader at Springboro High School in Springboro, Ohio. For the past two years she has been running a non-profit called The Love Project. The mission of her campaign is to help fight infant heroin addiction, which has increased drastically in the past few years due to the opioid epidemic. . . . . Continue Reading


Big Pharma Opioid Makers Now Facing Lawsuit from Miami

Since early 2014, I have been writing about attempts by city and state officials all over the country to hold Big Pharma opioid makers accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic in America. In 2014 we talked about Chicago adding its name to the list of plaintiffs. By 2015 two counties in California were . . . . Continue Reading


2 Addictions Women Experience Differently Than Men

The beauty each woman brings to the world every day is unique, as are the challenges they face in life and in health. Historically, and even today, women face unique obstacles and injustices. Whether professionally, socially, or personally, women must often overcome distinctive adversities. One thing women experience differently than men is addiction. Women Do . . . . Continue Reading


Demi Lovato is 6 Years into Sobriety: Celebrity Recovery Story

Demetria Devonne Lovato, AKA Demi Lovato, was born August 20, 1992. The 25-year-old American is not only a famous singer, songwriter, and actress; she is also an advocate for mental health and recovery. This world-wide starlet earned a number-one album with Here We Go Again, released back in 2009, and has released five top-five albums . . . . Continue Reading


3 Critical Ways Trauma in Childhood Can Harm Us as Adults

Trauma can take on many forms during childhood. Some children may witness or experience violence, while others may experience emotional or physical neglect. Trauma in childhood can also come from other forms of abuse, all of which are tragic. Needless to say, when you grow up in a traumatizing environment, signs of that trauma will . . . . Continue Reading


Death Rates Hitting New Heights from Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide

Death is a consequence of drug and alcohol abuse we are all now painfully aware of. The opioid crisis created an explosion of overdoses across the country, and every community has experienced the fallout. Suicide deaths have also continued to increase. Some reports even indicate that suicide deaths are worse than they appear, claiming suicides . . . . Continue Reading


Overdose Deaths in Ohio and the Rural Midwest Rising Steadily

Ohio has been one of the top 5 states for the last several years suffering alarming rates of opioid overdose and opioid-related death. Overdose death rates are already accelerating all over the country, and the Buckeye State is one of many that are part of the trend. In 2016, Ohio ranked number 2 in overdose . . . . Continue Reading


Celebrity Recovery Story: Jada Pinkett Smith Over 20 Years Sober

 Jada Pinkett Smith is, by all means, a celebrity powerhouse, with a long list of incredible accomplishments she has managed to pull off over a long career. One particular victory for the amazing icon is especially impressive, even though it is probably not the most publicized: Jada Pinkett Smith is over 20 years sober! Getting . . . . Continue Reading