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Out of the Darkness: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery

Two Years Ago…. It’s dark out as we pull off the West Baltimore highway into the McDonald’s parking lot. It’s Tuesday, around 10 p.m., but the time doesn’t matter so much. It’s early in that sweet spot between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., when the day’s responsibilities are over and the next day’s begin. We’ve …

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Botulism in Heroin: A New Threat in Southern California

Botulism in Heroin: A New Threat in Southern California According to the San Diego County Health and Human Services, three new cases of botulism exposure have been found in black tar heroin users in recent months. This report brings the toll to six cases of botulism since June. Botulism is a bacteria that can be …

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The Statistics are In: Alcoholism Is Still the Biggest Killer

In the Face of Opioid Epidemic, Alcohol is the Main Cause of Substance Abuse Deaths With news honing in on the opioid crisis—understandably so—we don’t often zoom out to see that it’s just one patch on the larger red flag representing nationwide substance abuse as a whole. Alcoholism is claiming twice as many lives as …

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Ventura Recovery Center Sweitlow Scholarship Winner Announced

The Sweitlow Scholarship Program In January 2017, Ventura Recovery Center invited people from all over the country to participate in an essay contest. Applicants were to write a 500-800 word essay about how addiction has affected them or their loved ones. The writer of the best essay wins $1000 to be used towards college tuition …

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Suicide Is NOT The Answer: Find Help

Rest In Peace, Chester Bennington Chester Bennington, lead singer for Linkin Park, took his own life on July 21st, leaving his fans, friends and family in shock and disbelief. Yes, the lead singer for the wildly successful band was moody and haunted by a dark past. That much is starkly evident in his lyrics. Yes, …

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