Monthly Archives: December 2017

Kick off the New Year with Dry January: The No Alcohol for a Month Challenge!

Kick of the New Year with Dry January

Dry January Challenge – No Alcohol for a Month

After the influx of Alcohol consumption during the holiday season, what’s a better way to start the new year than with the challenge of abstinence.  Dry January is an increasingly popular challenge to decide to give up alcohol for a month. According to AARP, “Some […]

2018-01-02T17:52:19+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: alcohol|Tags: , , , , |

Prescription Drug Abuse – Is the Medical Community Overprescribing, Creating Unsuspecting Addicts?

Prescription Drug Abuse a Major Factor in the Opioid Epidemic

Prescription drug abuse is a major contributor to the current opioid epidemic therefore it is imperative to understand the nature of the drug industry. If we are going to stop increasing rates of addiction, and overdose deaths due to opioids it is necessary for the public to consider the drug industry’s role […]

2017-12-26T21:01:56+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: opioid abuse|Tags: , , , |

Gov. Henry McMaster announced an executive order and state of emergency ‘silent hurricane’ on the opioid crisis in South Carolina

Governor declares opioid epidemic in South Carolina a ‘silent hurricane,’ launches Opioid Emergency Response Team

Calling it a “Silent Hurricane,” Gov. Henry McMaster announced an executive order and state of emergency on the opioid crisis in South Carolina.

The Opioid Epidemic Order

The order brings together most of the top agencies in the state of S.C., including: South […]

Tips to Avoid Drug and Alcohol Relapse During the Holiday Season.

The holiday’s bring on several different emotions for those in recovery from drug abuse or alcohol abuse. There are combination of different feelings that may occur. For some the holiday’s are a time of happiness and joy, thus resulting in lower levels of awareness, and a higher propensity for relapse. Under other circumstance people may experience increased level of stress […]

Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It’s delicious!


Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It’s delicious.

Although it is left to the imagination, one can decipher from the video, that when Kiwi tastes a golden nugget, it is really drugs and how a habit becomes chronic and turns into an addiction.  It infers that it is about someone who may be walking along, minding their […]

2017-12-27T17:30:50+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: addiction recovery|Tags: , , |

Chester Bennington’s Struggle with Addiction and Mental Illness Which Ultimately Led to His Death

Like the recent death of Lil Peep, the rapper found dead on November 15, from an overdose of Fentanyl and Xanax, Linkin Park’s Singer, Chester Bennington had a long struggle with addiction that resulted in death. Bennington’s struggle with mental illness, and addiction came to an end on July 20, 2017 when he hung himself in his Palos Verdes Estate in […]