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Expanding Legalized Marijuana

Posted September 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm

It has been a busy year for the marijuana industry, especially in places like Colorado, who kicked off the New Year by legalizing marijuana. Since then, Washington State has followed in their footsteps, and even more states are looking to do the same. Now, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia are allowing voters to… [Read More...]

Johns Hopkins Finds Success in Use of “Magic Mushrooms”

Posted September 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm

While rates of smoking cigarettes have dramatically decreased over the years, there are still millions of people who have been left addicted to nicotine. Many of these individuals have tried nearly everything to put an end to their habit, including going to measures such as chewing gum, taking prescription medications, receiving hypnotherapy and so on…. [Read More...]

New Jersey’s Pure Heroin Problem

Posted September 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm

The current heroin epidemic is unlike anything The United States has ever seen before. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), rates of heroin abuse have skyrocketed since 2007, where there were roughly 373,000 yearly users. As of 2012, that number nearly doubled, as 669,000 people were abusing the drug. The… [Read More...]

World Leaders Look to Legalization to End War on Drugs

Posted September 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

This week, the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) published a report urging a fresh, new outlook and approach to how world leaders and governments battle the war on drugs. The report, entitled “Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies That Work” focused not only on how much illicit drug abuse has risen over the years,… [Read More...]

Pharmacies Considering Accepting Unused Prescription Drugs

Posted September 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Federal authorities are now taking a new step in the direction of preventing the prescription drug abuse epidemic from continuing any further. Starting next month, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will be allowing pharmacies nationwide to take back unused prescription drugs in response to a number of complaints they have received from the public. While… [Read More...]

One State’s Outlined Plan to Combat Opiate Abuse

Posted September 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Today, every single state throughout America is facing an increase in both heroin and prescription drug abuse. What first began as the prescription drug epidemic has quickly turned into a heroin epidemic, as heroin is much cheaper, easier to obtain and produces similar effects as prescription drugs do. Many states, having recognized this problem, have… [Read More...]

A New Show on Baltimore’s Heroin Battle Sheds Light on The Destructive Nature of Substance Abuse

Posted September 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm

On the season premiere of National Geographic’s “Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire”, the city of Baltimore was depicted as “the heroin capital of America.” Within the episode were numerous shots of people dressed in gang-related gear, empty streets, broken down buildings and drug deals on seemingly every corner. The city, famous for places like the… [Read More...]

From International Overdose Day to Recovery Month

Posted September 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

I want to talk about two very important, and exciting, events coming up- International Overdose Awareness Day and Recovery Month. International Overdose Awareness Day is commemorated on August 31st each year. It is an iniative of The Penington Institute of Australia whose mission is to advance, “health and community safety by connecting substance use research… [Read More...]

How Significant Was the Marijuana in Michael Brown’s System Prior to His Death?

Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm

It was determined that Michael Brown, the African-American teenager shot dead by a Caucasian police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, had marijuana in his system at the time of his death back on August 9th. His death has sparked outrage amongst citizens all over the country and especially in Ferguson – so much so that riots… [Read More...]

Serena Williams Speaks After Startling Showing

Posted August 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

The world was shocked as they watched acclaimed and highly respected tennis player Serena Williams fumble all over the court during the doubles round at Wimbledon earlier this summer. Her hand-eye coordination was all out of sorts while bouncing the ball. She was unable to serve the ball over the net numerous times in a… [Read More...]

Questions and Answers

Posted August 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

“Jason, what was the most profound piece of advice you received from Dr. Drew during Celebrity Rehab?” “I’d have to say, the most profound piece of advice Dr. Drew gave me was to surrender to the disease, drop the ego and be willing to take guidance.” To me, this was where it all started when… [Read More...]

Mental Illness in Children Increasing – Will Drug Abuse Increase, Too?

Posted August 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

According to a recent study published in the online issue of Pediatrics, the rates of childhood mental health disabilities have dramatically increased over the past 10 years. Between 2001 and 2011, researchers asked parents to complete surveys that specified if their child had a mental health issue or a physical disability. The results of the… [Read More...]

Who is Really Being Impacted by the Prescription Drug Epidemic?

Posted August 22, 2014 at 5:03 pm

We know that people of all ages are being affected by the prescription drug epidemic – from children to seniors. However, this evasive public health crisis is impacting some groups of people very significantly, and those groups might just surprise you. For starters, you might not think that Grandma and Grandpa are struggling with a… [Read More...]

Ryan Malone – Back on the Ice?

Posted August 22, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Ryan Malone might be stepping back on the ice very soon – and right in time for hockey season to start. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s left wing was arrested back in April and was charged with both driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. The news immediately made headlines, and he has since been… [Read More...]

A Powerful Partnership

Posted August 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Just recently, a student from UCLA came down to Northbound because he wanted to learn more about our program. He had bumped into one of our alumni members who had just gone through the program and was curious to see what we were all about. He ended up loving the dynamic that we offer here,… [Read More...]

From Guest to Committee Member

Posted August 18, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Back in April, I was invited to the PRISM Awards as a guest and was so incredibly humbled and honored to be able to attend. The PRISM Awards focus on showing recognition for people in the entertainment industry that are working to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction, recovery and treatment, as well as those who… [Read More...]

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