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HOW ROSEANNE TACKLED OPIOID ADDICTION BEFORE IT GOT CANCELLED 

The rise and fall of Roseanne was a remarkable phenomenon considering very few shows from the past come back and become as big, if not bigger than they were in their initial run. It would also have one of the most unprecedented falls of any television show in history when it was abruptly canceled after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, unleashed several racist tweets.  … Continued

A WOMAN’S TAKE ON INHERITING ADDICTION 

Addiction is often considered a terrible gift that keeps on giving, and it can be handed down from parents to their children. If one parent is an addict, there’s a good chance you could become one too, and if both parents are addicts, the odds increase even more. Now writer Charlotte Philby examines the relationship … Continued

CAN VIVITROL HELP PEOPLE THROUGH OPIOID ADDICTION? 

When getting treatment for opioids, many feel that medically assisted treatment, or using the right meds to wean you off addiction, is the best way to go. And now CBS reports that taking Vivitrol could be a powerful new tool to help people suffering from opioid addiction.    In addition to fighting opioid addiction, Vivitrol, which … Continued

A MOTHER’S MEMOIR TAKES A HARD LOOK AT ALCOHOLISM  

Alcoholism can cause a lot of damage in families, including the passing of the addiction to your children. In a new memoir, Janelle Hanchett writes about struggling with addiction while trying to raise her daughter.    As Health reports, Hanchett’s book is called I’m Just Happy To Be Here, and she writes, “I soon learned as a … Continued

HOW ONE RABBI APPROACHES ADDICTION 

While religion is not a requirement for getting sober, a lot of people have certainly been able to stay sober through their respective faiths. There are a number of Jewish faith-based recovery programs, and now Richard L. Eisenberg, a retired rabbi, has spoken to Forward about how he feels his fellow rabbis should talk about addiction.     … Continued