Articles in Category: Breaking News

Sober Groups Offer Support During Concert Festival Season

on Tuesday, 07 April 2015.

The summer months are a time when young people and music lovers attend the most popular concert festivals like Coachella, Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. While these festivals are organized to offer fans a chance to see all their favorite bands in one weekend they can also be a place where people tend to share drugs, drink heavily and get high.

California Prescription Drug Database Failing to help Prevent Addiction?

on Thursday, 02 April 2015.

Prescription drugs, such as opioid painkillers, antidepressants, and antianxiety drugs are among the most often abused drugs. Many people may assume that because they can be legally acquired through a doctor, that prescription drugs offer a safer way of getting high. However, the truth is that, when taken outside of limits of medical supervision, they can be deeply harmful and addictive, and overdoses can be deadly. For this reason, many doctors are very careful to not prescribe certain addictive drugs beyond what is absolutely necessary, and are thoughtful about how to help someone use the needed medication responsibly and safely.

America's Next Top Model Contestant's Death said to be Drug Related

on Thursday, 02 April 2015.

Mirjana Puhar was a contestant on Cycle 21 of American's Next Top Model, a fan favorite praised by The Backlot writer Eric Shorey for her "stunning looks" and "a lovable feisty attitude." In February 2015, tragedy struck when she was killed her Charlotte, North Carolina home, along with her boyfriend Jonathan Alarado and roommate Justar Gonzaga-Garcia. Mirijana was only 19 years old. Emmauel Hernandez was arrested for the murder. According to the Charlotte Observer, police believe the victims knew their murderer, and that the murders were drug related.

Top 5 Apps That Help Your Sobriety

on Thursday, 02 April 2015.

If you are working towards sobriety, you know that it's often a lot of work, and you are going to want to have every help you can at your disposal. Some great resources have been recently created as Smartphone apps, tools that can encourage, motivate, and help your recovery that can be carried in your pocket, with you at all times. Here are five apps that may prove helpful in your journey to sobriety.