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Jamar Rogers of ‘The Voice’ Releases Single About Former Meth Addiction

  Bronx born Jamar Rogers of season two of NBC’s The Voice released “High” this week. The song recounts his past history of drug abuse, specifically methamphetamine. Rogers revealed early on during last season of The Voice that he is, in fact, HIV positive and has a history of drug abuse—so that comes as no surprise. Jamar remains very close to his former The Voice coach, Ceelo Green, to this day and explained to The Hollywood Reporter that Ceelo was instrumental when writing and recording his upcoming EP (extended play), which is due out in Spring 2013. “When the show was first over, there wasn’t a week that went by where [Ceelo] didn’t text me, call me, email me, just to see how I was doing. I can always tell when … Read entire article »

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Former Miss Teen United States, Kari Ann Peniche is Up to No Good—Yet Again

  Kari Ann Peniche, star of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab” and former Miss United States Teen is in danger, once again, of losing custody of her child.  New evidence has come to light, showing that Peniche, age 28, has been ordering bogus urine off the internet and “injecting it into her vagina” in order to pass court mandated drug tests. A “friend” of Peniche’s filed a declaration in court claiming he accompanied her to a drug testing facility in July of this year and actually witnessed her injecting the liquid into her vagina so she would secrete the purchased urine in the event that a staffer accompanied her into the bathroom and that Peniche admitted to paying off members of the staff at the drug testing facility in exchange for clean urine samples. … Read entire article »

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Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous:
Not a Saint, Just an Everyday Alcoholic

Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs have helped millions of people recovery from alcoholism and other ailments. Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous may have been one of the main contributors in developing this spiritual program but by no means was he a saint. Many individuals who are anti-AA like to bring up several problems Bill Wilson had after he became sober. A big issue that caused problems even while he was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous was his womanizing. He would find woman in Alcoholics Anonymous and use his reputation almost like a celebrity to attract them. He would also offer young women ‘private counseling’. His wife ignored his infidelities and other tried to ignore and cover it up to keep the A.A. name from being slandered. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Recovery, Spirituality, Treatment

Needle Exchange Programs- Reducing Health Risks that come with Drug Addiction

Needle Exchange Programs- Reducing Health Risks that come with Drug Addiction

Needle exchange programs provide clean needles to intravenous drug users to decrease risk of contracting a disease through needle sharing.  They provide users with needles, cotton balls, tourniquets, metal pots for cooking drugs, alcohol swabs and condoms.  Along with providing these items for safer practices they also give users some access to health treatment.  They give STD testing and vaccination and treat users with abscesses.  They also provide the users with treatment information if they … Read entire article »

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Video Game Addiction Affecting Teenage Brains

Video Game Addiction Affecting Teenage Brains

A recent study on adolescents shows that teens who play more than nine hours of video games a week seem to have a larger reward center in the brain than those who play less than nine hours. Although they cannot determine if videogames are the cause of this area in the ventral striatum being larger and more active, there seems to be correlation between this reward center and frequent gaming. This region of the brain … Read entire article »

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Long Term Effects of ADHD Medication

Long Term Effects of ADHD Medication

Therapy and the diagnosis of mental disorders is becoming a common part of people’s lives, but people do not always receive proper therapy or diagnosis.  The amount of children who are perceived to have the developmental disorder attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is becoming higher and more and more children are being treated for it.  The treatment usually consists of the use of stimulant medication, many of which contain amphetamine. The fact that amphetamine or known by its … Read entire article »

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Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson’s Death; But Who Else is to Blame?

Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson’s Death; But Who Else is to Blame?

Conrad Murray received an absurd amount of money to be Michael Jackson’s drug supplier and is now paying the price as he has been found guilty in the death of Jackson. However, seeing as Michael was on multiple medications at the time of his passing there should be some question as to who else may have played a hand in his untimely death. Was Murray tried because he was on call at Jackson’s house or … Read entire article »

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