JoAnne Lewis steps away from Still Waters, leaving a lasting legacy in Coffee County
In many small towns, there's a roster of individuals who come to mind who have wholeheartedly committed themselves to nurturing and advancing our community. While JoAnne takes up a spot on my own personal list, it's undeniable that she occupies a position of prominence on the list of these community pillars by many in our town.
Portland's New Hope: Milestone Recovery Expands Detox Facilities
Portland, ME – As the opioid crisis and other substance addictions continue to make headlines, hope shines through for residents of Portland. Milestone Recovery, a respected addiction recovery institution, has embarked on a pivotal expansion that aims to significantly enhance its detox capacity.
Unlocking Personal Transformation: How Forgiveness Can Free You from Resentment
Doug Sweeney's story is one of redemption and finding a sense of self-worth through forgiveness. He understands the pain of addiction, having relied on substances to cope with feelings of worthlessness stemming from his troubled upbringing. Through his experiences, Doug discovered that true healing and personal transformation come from finding support, embracing a spiritual foundation, and practicing forgiveness.
Kurt Angle's redemption: Joe Rogan Experience
In the world of professional wrestling and Olympic sports, few names shine as brightly as Kurt Angle. An Olympic gold medalist and a WWE Hall of Famer, Angle's achievements in the ring are legendary. However, behind the glitz, glamour, and gold medals lies a story of personal struggle that many are unaware of. In a recent interview on the Joe Rogan Experience, Angle opened up about his battle with drug addiction, shedding light on the darker side of fame.
Florida Teen Vape Addict,19, Smokes Hole in Lung, Used E-cigarettes Since High School
A Florida vape addict smoked a hole in his lung after getting hooked on e-cigarettes in high school. In the deep dept of his use, Mason Middleton, 19, from Fort Myers, was so addicted he would vape every few minutes and go through as many as four pods a week, Middleton told the DailyMail.com. However, he was suddenly struck down by sharp pains in his chest earlier this year which left him in such agony he could barely stand. Vapes have soared in popularity in the US with an estimated 8.1million Americans — including 3 million middle and high schoolers — now puffing on them every week.
Fentanyl is not the Only Lethal Drug
Protonitazene (Nitazene) is quickly replacing fentanyl as the most potent synthetic drug on the streets. Protonitazene is a synthetic opioid structured similarly to Etonitazene, which is a controlled synthetic opioid. Protonitazene comes in powder or tablets, and it has also been found in syringes.
Is Vaping Less Harmful Than Smoking?
The realities of vaping and its potential health risk. I want to address a topic that has caused much confusion and debate: vaping. As someone who has personally experienced the dilemma surrounding the safety of vaping and smoking, I understand the importance of seeking reliable information.
Research Reveals the Safe Limit for Alcohol Consumption for Your Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) in The Lancet Public Health highlights the alarming truth: no amount of alcohol is safe for our health. A recent study reveals the risks associated with even moderate alcohol intake, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Kensington — The Urgent Fight to Reclaim A Neighborhood on the Edge
Kensington, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, has long been a focal point of social and economic challenges. Once a thriving industrial hub, the area has become synonymous with drug addiction, poverty, and crime. But beneath the surface, there's a community desperate for change and a brighter future. Let's delve into the current state of Kensington, its history, and the ongoing efforts to revitalize the area.
New street drug Xylazine is showing up on the streets of Maine
Xylazine is a horse and cattle tranquilizer that drug dealers are mixing with fentanyl and heroin. The drug has already taken over Kensington, Philadelphia, and appears to have migrated north to Maine.
Why the F*ck can't I stay sober?
The article "Why the F*ck can't I stay sober?" is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical, psychological, or addiction counseling advice. Substance abuse and addiction are complex issues, and individual experiences vary widely. The content provided is general in nature and may not apply to specific circumstances. If you or someone you know is struggling with sobriety, it is essential to seek guidance from qualified healthcare professionals or addiction specialists who can provide personalized assessments and treatment recommendations. The author and publisher do not endorse or assume responsibility for any actions taken based on the information presented in this article.
Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma
(This article contains affiliate links and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I thank you for any purchases made!) Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma is a must-read for those suffering from the tragic effects of drugs and alcohol.
Is medical marijuana leading to more addiction in Washington State?
In Washington State, where marijuana has been legalized both for medical and recreational purposes, it is important to investigate whether individuals who use marijuana for medical reasons are more at risk for developing addiction disorders compared to those who use it recreationally.
Bam Margera's Struggles: A Reminder on Mental Health
Bam Margera, synonymous with daredevil stunts and comedic antics, has recently been in a downward spiral. A Chester County judge has ordered the former "Jackass" star to wear an alcohol-detecting bracelet and attend AA meetings. This comes after Margera was cited for public intoxication in Philadelphia. While his struggles with alcohol and mental health are public, they are a stark reminder that fame and fortune are not shields against the human challenges of addiction and mental health.
What is Addiction?
The information provided in this article about addiction is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Empowering Recovery: Tips for Supporting a Child's Addiction Journey
Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only. The content provided is not a substitute for professional medical, psychological, or addiction-related advice. Readers are encouraged to consult qualified healthcare providers or addiction specialists for personalized guidance tailored to their specific situations.
Part of Opioid Settlement Goes to Berks County Jail to Help Inmates in Need of Treatment
There has been a need for more drug treatment in the jail for decades. Berks County will receive more than $16.3 million over the next two decades from a historic settlement of a national lawsuit against four of the country’s largest pharmaceutical providers and manufacturers for their role in fueling the opioid crisis.
Alcohol & Stomach Issues: Indigestion & Beyond
I quit drinking alcohol seven years ago, but I can clearly recall the stomach upsets I used to get after drinking. I felt like I was always battling with indigestion. Over time, my stomach upsets got much worse, and I had to use medications to help me cope.
Heavy Drinking Affects Relationships
Most people are aware that alcohol can cause stress and conflict in relationships. However, we may not always understand the extent. Often, being close to heavy drinkers can change the relationship dynamic, and it’s essential to know how that works so families can help themselves better. Heavy drinking is often associated with alcoholism, which is a pervasive family dynamic that affects many areas of family life.
Addiction and dementia may be treatable with weight-loss medicines, according to scientists
Slimming jabs have taken over celebrity life and become essential for type 2 diabetes management. Drugs like Ozempic are being studied for treating alcoholism and dementia. Ozempic, a type 2 diabetic treatment, and Wegovy, a weight loss drug, include semaglutide, whereas liraglutide is used for both purposes under separate trade names.