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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

SOBER RAPPER KOSHA DILLZ REFLECTS ON THE DEATH OF LIL PEEP 

The death of Lil Peep, a promising up and coming rapper who suffered an overdose at the tragically young age of 21, has apparently been quite a wake-up call for the rap community.     In Variety, the rapper Kosha Dillz reflected on his own battles with addiction. “I never had the privilege of meeting Lil Peep although I knew … Continued

ANXIETY AND OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF FAILURE 

One of the biggest things that drives anxiety is fear of failure, and when you’re on the verge of a breakthrough in life a lot of neuroses can hit you that’s often irrational, but it’s how your mind processes scary feelings. And one of the biggest problems you can have with anxiety is it can take up … Continued

The Effects of Marijuana

The debate about Marijuana is endless, especially in the light of it being legalized in many states. Many are fiercely defensive of the harmlessness of the drug and state that other recreational substances which are perceived as safe such as alcohol might potentially be more damaging than marijuana while others are certain that it is … Continued

DANNY TREJO TALKS SOBRIETY 

Danny Trejo has come a long way from jail to being one of the best well-known character actors in Hollywood. Now he’s telling NPR that being in prison set him up well for a career in Hollywood.   “Standing on the yard in San Quentin, knowing that there’s a riot coming, you’re absolutely scared to death with every fiber of … Continued

SHIA LABEOUF ON TRYING TO COME BACK POST REHAB 

Shia LaBeouf was at one point considered “the next Tom Hanks,” after that anointment, Esquire wrote that his career became “less a stratospheric ascent than a misguided rocket wobbling across the sky, strewing wreckage.” Now that he’s trying to stay sober, he spoke with Esquire about why his career stalled from his bad behavior, and why he … Continued