Husters Anonymous


“Hustlers Anonymous is a fellowship of members whose lives have become unmanageable due to the choices they have made. The only requirement for membership is the desire for a better life and a willingness to take certain suggestions. Many of us have experienced negative consequences as a result of our hustler lifestyle: incarceration, broken families, more »

CSU Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among The Highest in The Nation


Colorado is known for its sunshine, outdoor activities and being the healthiest state in the country. Ironically, it’s also known for its beer culture, liberal views on drug use and as having one of the highest rates of substance use in the nation. A 2012 national survey done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health more »

New Synthetic Drug “Smiles” or 2c-1


Several teenagers’ deaths have law enforcement officials concerned about the next in a long line of illegal synthetic drugs: 2C-I, also known as “Smiles.” The drug, a hallucinogen, has been linked to two deaths in East Grand Forks, North Dakota, though little is known about this drug’s dangers. Other synthetic drugs, including K2 or “fake more »

Lady Gaga to Tour Substance Abuse Treatment Facility


Lady Gaga sparked up a spliff and smoked pot on stage in Amsterdam earlier this week. In addition to intense media coverage that followed her actions, she has been criticized for what’s perceived as glamorizing drug use. Officials at Blenheim CDP, a London-based substance abuse charity, invited her to visit a drug treatment center to more »

Powerful Women in Recovery


Drew Barrymore One of Charlie’s more wholesome Angels, there was a time when Drew Barrymore was more well-known for her rebellious lifestyle. Drew began drinking alcohol at the age of nine, smoking pot at the age of 10 and snorting cocaine at 12. After undergoing substance and alcoholism treatment, she is now one of the more »

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Military


War is hell, and one way to deal with it is to drink your troubles away – even if U.S. troops are barred from consuming alcohol in war zones. But nothing apparently stops many of them once the troops are back home. A new federal study reports that binge-drinking among active-duty troops jumped 34% from more »

Celebrity Rehab Tradgedy

In the past 18 months, four of the past 43 participants in VH1’s Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew have died from either drug use or illnesses related to their drug addictions. The tragic roster includes Alice in Chains’ bassist Mike Starr, 44, actor Jeff Conaway, 60, police brutality victim Rodney King, 47, and reality TV more »

A Smarter Way To Bank

Seems like you can’t swing a cat without hitting a new prepaid debit card these days. But one new entry into the crowded market, called the Next Step Card, has a very specific clientele in mind: recovering addicts. In some ways, the card is just like any other prepaid debit card. Family members and others more »

Sober Dating

Think you need booze to have a sexy time? Take it from someone who hasn’t had anything to drink in nearly 12 years: drinking does not always a great date make. Here are 10 great dates I’ve been on over the years where no alcohol was involved. 1. The Local Fair I went to one more »

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Holds News Conference Discussing Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign

Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have established a threshold making it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher. Yet 10,228 people died in 2010 in traffic crashes in which more »