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Reggie Rice, the Robin Hood Drug Dealer Dies

Robin Hood Drug Dealer Dies and the Community Mourns Reggie Rice, known as the Robin Hood drug dealer in Louisville, passed away on Sunday September 7th, 2014 reportedly due to complications of cancer. It was reported that Rice was not the typical drug dealer as he would do good deeds, such as buying backpacks and Continue Reading

Prisoner Overdoses on Methadone-soaked Underwear

Prisoner Overdoses on Methadone soaked Underwear and Dies   It’s tempting to lose hope when we read news items about the lengths addicts will go to when seeking their next high. Instead of giving in to despair, try to use these sad instances as life lessons, as predictive tools that show you what awaits at Continue Reading

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robert Vineberg’s Arrest and Release

The Connection between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robert Vineberg   Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away on February 2, 2014 due to an overdose of mixed cocktail of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s head medical correspondent stated at the time that addicts who consume mixed drugs like that on a regular Continue Reading

Latest Trends Among Addicts

Latest Trends Among Addicts: What’s In?   Combating addiction is comparable to shoring a crumbling dam wall; no sooner do we plug one leak than two others appear. The leaks are new addiction trends in our scenario, and the crumbling wall is the limited resources of law enforcement agencies. Applying our metaphor to the latest Continue Reading

Elizabeth Vargas in Rehab

Elizabeth Vargas Relapse and Second Treatment   Elizabeth Vargas’ famous quotes on her alcoholism: “I am. I am an alcoholic. It took me a long time to admit that to myself. It took me a long time to admit it to my family, but I am.” “I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and Continue Reading

Is the Celebrity Lifestyle Prone to Addiction?

Link Between The Celebrity Lifestyle Prone To Addiction What is commonly known is that the celebrity lifestyle involves much very intensive pressure coming from many sides. First, many of their agents and managers hold to the attitude of “there’s no such thing as bad publicity, there’s only publicity” in order to make as much as they Continue Reading

Is Addiction Hereditary?

Is Addiction Hereditary or Just More Commonly Know Nowadays? It’s common knowledge that certain traits are shared between generations. For example, a father with a Scandinavian lineage has a more than fair chance of passing bright blue eyes and pale blond hair on to his descendants. The blending of two sets of chromosomes between a Continue Reading

Myths About Addiction

Myths About Addiction, Common Misconceptions In today’s society, there are many misconceptions about addiction. These myths create a stigma that can hinder the chance for recovery and may even prevent addicted individuals from seeking treatment in the first place. While there are many fallacies regarding substance abuse, following are some of the most common and Continue Reading

Teen Smoking Is Down, Why?

The Decrease in Teen Smoking is probably due to a Combination of Factors A Decrease in Teens Smoking-is it due to a new trend, a new substitute for smoking or is the message simply getting through? Recent studies-i.e. studies done within the past five years-have been showing a decrease in teen smoking. Does this mean Continue Reading

Robin Williams Addiction and Opening Up

About Robin Williams Addiction Robin Williams Addiction, despite him being publicly open about his past addictions, Williams relapsed and then allegedly committed suicide. According to the Oakland Press, Williams was far from alone in his struggles with depression and addiction. Williams’ recent death has triggered an apparent increase in the fear of family members of Continue Reading