From Crack Addict to Multi-Millionare

The popular pillow inventor recently discussed his past crack cocaine addiction and the role that religion played in helping him get sober. The term “pillow salesman” doesn’t exactly conjure thoughts of drug addiction, controversial business decisions or ties to the Trump administration, but entrepreneur Mike Lindell’s rags-to-riches story is unusual by any measure. According to Read more about From Crack Addict to Multi-Millionare[…]

Recovering addicts speak at Mahoning County Ohio Can Change Now event

Published: Fri, September 1, 2017 @ 12:02 a.m. By William K. Alcorn alcorn@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN An emotional, tearful and solemn candlelight vigil Thursday for 68 people who died of substance use disorder/overdose concluded the third annual Fed Up: International Overdose Awareness Day here. The event, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Read more about Recovering addicts speak at Mahoning County Ohio Can Change Now event[…]

On-campus addiction recovery center opens its doors

A new addiction recovery center on campus held its grand opening on Thursday as part of Baylor’s continued efforts to expand services for students. The Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center (BARC), located in the East Village Residential Community, provides support services for students who are in the initial stages of identifying an addiction as well Read more about On-campus addiction recovery center opens its doors[…]

Former addicts spread hope of addiction recovery

It is National Opioid Awareness Day and events were planned all over the nation as well as right here in the scenic city. News 12’s Amber Worthy spoke with two people who overcame their addiction and are now spreading their message of hope. These two men say they have literally stared death in the face, Read more about Former addicts spread hope of addiction recovery[…]

Former NBA player speaks out on recovery from drug addiction

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Chris Herren has traveled all over the world. But the former NBA player told a crowd Thursday night at Chambersburg Area Senior High School that Franklin County is no different than anywhere he has been. “I don’t think where you come from matters, because heroin doesn’t care,” said Herren, who began drinking Read more about Former NBA player speaks out on recovery from drug addiction[…]

At Worcester vigil, voices of hope in face of addiction

Steven H. Foskett Jr. Telegram & Gazette Staff @SteveFoskettTG WORCESTER – For an event organized to commemorate International Overdose Day, the atmosphere for a vigil Thursday night behind City Hall had a more casual feel than might be expected. People in recovery mingled with various local agencies and service providers, music played over loudspeakers, Read more about At Worcester vigil, voices of hope in face of addiction[…]

Governor Cooper Talks Opioid Crisis As September Is Declared Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

September will be Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month in North Carolina.  Governor Roy Cooper signed the proclamation designating alcohol and drug addiction recovery month at Vaya Health in Asheville.  The organization helps connect people with health insurance, including for addiction and recovery, something the governor says is crucial in a state where the Read more about Governor Cooper Talks Opioid Crisis As September Is Declared Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month[…]

NY taking steps to help fight addiction

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State is taking new strides in helping people struggling with addiction. “They decide they want to go into treatment; it’s that moment that we want to help them along,” Sen. George Amedore said. Amedore is the chairman of the state’s alcoholism and drug abuse committee. He explained what steps Read more about NY taking steps to help fight addiction[…]

CAReS to hold second annual Recovery Fest with message of hope

  OLEAN — With National Recovery Month just around the corner, Council on Addiction Recovery Services will hold a community event to provide a message of hope in face of the region’s opioid epidemic. CAReS’ second annual Recovery Fest Sept. 9, set from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will include speakers, music, food and approximately Read more about CAReS to hold second annual Recovery Fest with message of hope[…]

WeConnect’s app helps addicts navigate the journey to recovery

    Daniela Luzi Tudor was running her first tech startup in California when her co-founder confronted her: Tudor needed to get help for a drug and alcohol addiction. Until she did, her co-founder said, their close friendship would have to take a step back. “It was the first time I really felt unconditional love Read more about WeConnect’s app helps addicts navigate the journey to recovery[…]