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JASON MEWES, AKA JAY FROM JAY AND SILENT BOB, TALKS SOBRIETY

A lot of comedians who joke about drugs or who play stoners often know the subject intimately. Jason Mewes, who you also know from Kevin Smith’s comedies, has recently made a geek convention appearance where he spoke openly about his sobriety. Mewes has been sober for seven years. When he appears at geek conventions, the […]

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A FORMER OXY KINGPIN CONFESSES

Opioids are of course a major health epidemic and before fentanyl became a huge crisis, the surge of oxycontin, or “oxys,” was all over the news. The saga of Douglas Dodd also became a big news story, and now he’s recalling his days as a major oxy dealer in his book Generation Oxy.  Dodd was […]

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A NEW KIND OF ANIMAL THERAPY FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION

For many who need help in alcohol treatment centers or drug rehab, animal therapy has proven to help many patients. Many have enjoyed the benefits of equine therapy or working with horses, and now People is reporting on how goat therapy can help people.  Several rehab facilities in the States have adopted goat therapy and […]

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USING VIDEO GAMES TO FIGHT DEPRESSION

Many have found video games therapeutic in fighting depression, and in Japan, an entrepreneur is using gaming to help people. As Next Shark reports, “Ayako Shimizu wanted to help fight depression when she saw how it was dealt with more openly in other countries, where in Japan, there’s the stigma around mental health and it’s […]

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NINE INCH NAILS MASTERMIND TRENT REZNOR LOOKS BACK ON GETTING SOBER

One of the biggest misnomers many people have about art is that you need to suffer to be unhappy to create it. Now a number of musicians in recovery have proven that you can be sober and it won’t sacrifice your creativity, and Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails is one of them.  Reznor told […]

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THE FOO FIGHTERS TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALH

After Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington passed away this year, a numb er of musicians and psychiatric professionals have spoken out about the importance of paying attention to your personal mental health. Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters also recently spoke out to the Alternative Press about the importance of mental health awareness as well. […]

Mark Henriquez, 25, posted a video of himself rapping about his mom, Ruby Roja's, meth addiction. She has been sober for 12 years. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

A RAPPER’S SONG ABOUT HIS MOTHER’S ADDICTION GETS SIX MILLION VIEWS

Mark Henriquez, like a lot of artists, turned to music as an escape from the reality of his home life. His mother was addicted to meth, so he retreated to his room and started plotting a future in hip-hop. Now a song he crafted about his mother’s addiction, All For You (My Moms Addiction Story), […]

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How Teens Can Use Blogs to Become Entrepreneurs

There are all kinds of blogs in the blogosphere. Some are used to tell personal stories and opinions, a way to shout at the world and let a voice be heard. A lot of them are housed on social media sites to share with everyone or a select few. Others are more serious, philosophical, and […]

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New Song From Rapper Logic Puts Spotlight On Mental Health

Logic, one of the hottest rappers around right now, has been speaking openly and candidly about his struggles with mental health. On his latest hit album, Everybody, he has a song called Anxiety, as well as another song called 1-800-273-8255, which is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. In the song, Logic raps the […]

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6 Ways Teens Can Kick Depression

If you’re mildly depressed and think there is nothing you can do, then think again. Depression affects many people from many walks of life. It isn’t something to be ashamed of. You can get help today; here are 5 suggestions for you to consider: 1. Soak up the sun. Yes it’s true that too much […]


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Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

The National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH, defines bipolar disorder this way: “Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.” If you suspect that you or a loved one has bipolar disorder, know that help is […]

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5 Ways to Beat the Blues

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the blues as “a feeling of sadness or depression”. A lot of people experience the blues from time to time. It’s not as serious as general or major, clinical depression, but it can still interfere with your life. The good news is that you actually can do something about it. Here […]

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3 Things To Remember When Going To Therapy

We all struggle with different things. There are mental health issues, addiction issues, family issues, issues with life, work, relationships etc. These are all common struggles that we all get to know through the course of life, and yet each person’s struggle is different and intimate. Often when seeking to address these issues one may […]

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Coping with change

Most of us all go through the same routine every day. Work, school, eating and sleeping. These are all examples of simple and everyday life routines. Everything seems okay, we are in our comfort zone doing the things we know and experience. All of the sudden, something happens. A change in the course of our […]

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What Meditation Can Do For You!

Whether you are 14 or 40, in the course of life, we have responsibilities, expectations, stress, pressure, and overall moments of chaos. Whether you are leading a brigade in the military or your high school football team in the playoffs, the pressure to perform and succeed at whatever level can be hard to beat. Often, […]

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Are your friends keeping you from success? 

Many of us want to be successful in life. Some are looking to succeed at work, a hobby or any task life throws at us. We are driven by our dreams, hopes, motivations and fears. Factors such as Positive thinking, lifestyle habits, motivation and supportive friends are essential for ones’ success. While thinking, habits and motivation are very much […]

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SUCCESS: Tips from an insider!

When I think of the word success the first thing that pops in my head is myself in a Louis Vuitton suit, a confident posture, a confident smile and maybe 5 pounds less. For some, it might be watching themselves climbing Everest until claiming victory by sticking a flag on its highest peak. For others […]

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Top 10 Songs To Make You Feel Good

Often times when depressed or having some other kids of mental health issues, it’s hard to get out of feeling low. However, taking just one small step can make all the difference just for how you will feel for the rest of your day. A “go to” for a lot of people a lot of […]

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How Hobbies Can Change Your Mood!

Many times, depression can make you feel very unmotivated. You want to stay in bed a lot, to all of the time, while your thoughts race and go in circles. You feel unmotivated, not wanting to do things, and feel terrible. That’s when having a hobby or something you love to do comes in. Having […]

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5 Ways To Deal With An OCD Outbreak

5 Ways To Deal With An OCD Outbreak (Tips from an insider) As someone who has struggled with OCD for many years now, I know how hard it can be to go through daily life. Especially the hardest times when the OCD has an outbreak randomly and you are stuck on something for a lot […]

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4 Steps to Shift Your Momentum and Life Forward!

Have you ever heard “an object in motion stays in motion. an object at rest stays at rest”? Both objects and people have momentum. However as people we can make the choice as to what kind of momentum we have. Momentum towards staying in the same place or momentum towards going places. When your momentum […]