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International Overdose Awareness Day

  August 31, 2015   No comments

Today, August 31st, is International Overdose Awareness Day. Since 2001, this day honors those that we have lost due to an overdose and raises awareness of the overdose epidemic. Each

Green Tea Cigarettes

  August 28, 2015   No comments

A company has created a product that they claim can help quit smoking- a green tea cigarette. The company, Billy55, recently introduced this product into the American market. However, it

Military Children at Higher Risk for Substance Use Disorders

  August 27, 2015   No comments

A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics states that children of active-duty military members have an increased risk of developing a substance use disorder. This study

A New Way to Ingest Caffeine

  August 26, 2015   No comments

Caffeine lovers have found a new way to get their fix, and it’s not through a new foreign brew of coffee. Manufacturers of e-cigarette inhalants have created a caffeine inhalant.

Imagine This!

  August 25, 2015   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist When I got clean and sober, I went to treatment for over two months. During this time, one of the best exercises that helped

The FDA Approves OxyContin Use in Children

  August 24, 2015   No comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the popular opioid medication, OxyContin, in children ages 11 and older. This comes just weeks after new criticism

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Begins

  August 21, 2015   No comments

The few weeks leading up to Labor Day weekend are typically filled with drunk driving accidents and fatalities. In attempt to combat these deadly accidents, the U.S. National Highway Traffic

Police Department Helps Over 100 Addicts

  August 20, 2015   No comments

Just over two months ago, a town in Massachusetts began a new approach in the way they help drug addicts. The town of Gloucester opened its arms, and police department,

Government Funds Provided for Drug Prevention

  August 19, 2015   No comments

Rates of heroin use and overdoses are skyrocketing across the United States and it is not going unnoticed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number

The Dating Game

  August 18, 2015   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist There’s a rumor going around saying we shouldn’t date in our first year of sobriety. I say ‘rumor,’ because I didn’t want to believe