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Rapper Mac Miller Passes Away From Drug Overdose at 26

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 7, 2018 5:32:28 PM

 

 

According to reports out of TMZ, rapper Mac Miller passed away from a drug overdose this afternoon. The Pittsburgh native, born Malcolm James McCormick, had just released his fifth studio album, titled Swimming, and was slated for multiple shows throughout the year.

The news of Mac’s death has sent shock-waves through the hip-hop world, with multiple artists reaching out to offer their condolences to the young rapper’s family and to honor his contribution to hip-hop. Mac Miller’s battles with drug addiction were well known to fans and personal friends of the rapper.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol

Signs Of Codependency

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

One of the most toxic aspects of having a relationship with an addict is the development of what’s called “codependency.” This is a psychological term for a set of behavioral characteristics usually found among people who have close relationships with addicts, though it is not limited solely to this demographic. Codependent persons form close relationships with people, often addicts, that are one-sided and sometimes emotionally abusive, often passing on these behaviors to children. Why would someone want to be in this kind of relationship? Well, the answer is complicated and stems from the set of behaviors that people learn while growing up.

 

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol

Stories of Recovery: Robert Downey Jr.

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

For the last decade, Robert Downey Jr. has been in the spotlight for his shining role as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, the leader of the most powerful squad of superheroes in the galaxy and the frontrunner for the most successful film franchise of all time. And while it’s been impressive to see the transformation of a B-list comic book character into box office gold, it’s been even more impressive to see Downey himself rise from the ashes of substance abuse to become one of the highest paid and highly revered actors in the world.

 

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Topics: Recovery

8 Ways To Deal With Cravings After Rehab

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 5, 2018 2:41:53 PM
 

Cravings are one of the most common aspects of recovery that individuals experience. Normal cravings are a familiar phenomenon to most of us; for example, if you’ve ever gotten hangry or developed tunnel vision for a new pair of shoes, you’re familiar with the pangs of longing. When you’re starving, you can practically taste the food that you are thinking about. For recovering drug addicts, cravings are not too dissimilar to the sensation of feeling starved.

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Topics: Rehab

Stories of Recovery: Demi Lovato

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 4, 2018 4:36:11 PM
 

Actress and singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized on July 24th, 2018 following an overdose after more than six years of sobriety. The pop star was 25 years old at the time and has battled with addiction and mental illness since a young age.

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Topics: Recovery

Signs of Heroin Addiction

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Heroin is one of the most addictive and harmful substances that someone can get their hands on. Since time immemorial, humans have used opium in order to get high, but it wasn’t until the gradual distillation of the opium poppy into morphine, and eventually, into heroin, that mankind was able to mass produce the potent substance on a scale never before seen.

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Topics: Drug

Forms Of Therapy You'll Encounter In Recovery

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Residential treatment, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization are three forms of treatment for recovering addicts to successfully attain sobriety and learn methods and tools for building long-term sobriety. While in treatment, they will experience multiple forms of therapy with addiction counselors and clinically trained therapists that will ultimately form the foundation for continued success in recovery. At Landmark Recovery, we utilize only evidence-based and research-backed practices that are integral to patient success.

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Topics: Recovery

5 Empowering Songs About Addiction From Female Artists

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Pop singer Demi Lovato’s recent overdose has once again shed light on the music industry’s struggles with substance abuse. Treasured acts like Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse were tragically lost to the all-consuming power of addiction, but thanks to growing awareness and music promoting recovery, we have saved lives and prevented fatal overdoses from occurring. There are plenty of songs from the male perspective about addiction, but these songs are all from strong, female artists and can empower recovering addicts to get through the day.

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Topics: Recovery

Everything You Wanted To Know About Alcoholics Anonymous

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

For those suffering from the disease of alcoholism, there is hope in the form of Alcoholics Anonymous. This organization has helped people around the world struggling with alcoholism to find clarity, peace, and a positive framework for sobriety. Originally founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, A.A. defines itself as an international fellowship of men and women whose stated purpose is to enable its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety”. Support groups are available across the world, attendance and participation is free, and upwards of 2 million people are members.

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Topics: Alcohol

What is Flexeril?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Flexeril is a muscle relaxer containing the compound cyclobenzaprine, a type of tricyclic antidepressant that has been in circulation since 1977. Other common tricyclic antidepressants include Norpramin, Tofranil, and Vivactil. Flexeril is typically prescribed to treat pain from some injury and works by blocking pain sensations in the central nervous system. In 2011, more than 25 million prescriptions containing cyclobenzaprine were given out in the United States. Flexeril is available in 5mg and 10mg tablets.

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Topics: Drug