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Scott Baio’s Surprising Comments on Sudden Death of Happy Days Co-star Erin Moran

Scott Baio's Surprising Comments on Sudden Death of Happy Days Co-star Erin Moran The beloved actress behind Joanie Cunningham, Erin Moran, of Happy Days fame, passed away after a lengthy battle with addiction and as of late, cancer. A household name in the late 1970’s and early 1980's, Erin Moran leaves [...]

State of Mass. seizes 24,000 bags of heroin and $100,000 in drug raid

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State of Mass. seizes 24,000 bags of heroin and $100,000 in drug raid Multiple raids in Holyoke, Mass. led the local police department to 24,000 bags of heroin, $100,000 and 12 arrests early Thursday morning. " Police seized high-end cars, guns, cash and an astounding $80,000 of street-valued heroin, Hampden District [...]

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Dr. Oz Visits Philadelphia Street Corner: “I Just Walked Into Hell”

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This week, Dr. Oz visited the city of “Brotherly Love”, but it wasn’t for the love of the Phillies! He decided to visit the infamous Gurney corridor, in an attempt to understand the driving forces of addiction. When surveying one of the worst-hit neighborhoods in the country, the Cardiothoracic surgeon [...]

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The Aftermath of an Overdose in a Loved One

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The Aftermath of an Overdose in a Loved One When a loved one or dear friend overdoses, it is hard to comprehend. If they survive the overdose, it gives birth to a never ending fear of when it will happen again. If they don’t, there are a million unanswered questions [...]

How Good Health Habits Help You in Recovery

How Good Health Habits Help You in Recovery As a recovering addict, your body has likely been through a lot of abuse. In addiction, we don’t care about things like blood pressure, cancer, and heart disease. The only focus is on getting high or drunk. It takes precedence before any [...]

Understanding Rehab Lingo. What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Understanding Rehab Lingo. What Is Dual Diagnosis? Going to rehab is a great step in getting healthy and sober. It can also be overwhelming and scary because you are stepping into the unknown. When you first arrive, you will be hearing a lot of rehab “lingo” that will sound completely [...]

The Effects of Addiction on Children

The Effects of Addiction on Children One of the saddest things to witness in addiction is the effect it has on children. Unfortunately, many underage people suffer from the effects of addiction due to their parent’s substance abuse. The short and long-term effects of exposure to addiction are vast and [...]

5 Reasons to Try a New Rehab When Successful Recovery Hasn’t Been Achieved

5 Reasons to Try a New Rehab When Successful Recovery Hasn’t Been Achieved Going to rehab is a huge step in the right direction. Many people never even get the help they need in the first place. This results in years of wallowing in addiction, and possibly even leading to [...]

Staying Sober In Life After Rehab

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Keeping Sober During Life After Rehab Going to rehab is a big step towards getting sober and changing your life for the better. However, what you do in the time immediately after rehab counts. Your actions make the difference between long-term success or failure. There are key things you can [...]

Hospitals in Search of Cuddlers to Heal Drug Addicted Babies

Imagine all of the worst aspects of opiate withdrawal: the sweats, cramps, irritability, unbearable cravings, nausea, shakes, temperature fluctuations, and bone-deep pain. The pain of withdrawal is so great that most adults who are dependent on opiates and other substances can’t bear to detox without medication assistance. Now, imagine all [...]

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