Texas May Require Welfare Recipients to Take Drug Test

A bill moving through the Texas Legislature would make it a requirement for those receiving welfare, unemployment, and other government benefits to pass drug tests. The bill was authored by Republican State Sen. Jane Nelson. She is the chairwoman of the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee. It has already been approved in the Senate…

Texas Man Wages Personal and Professional War on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

When it comes to dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, the ongoing support of friends and family is every bit as important as identifying the problem and signing up for treatment. That’s the sentiment of James Patterson, executive director of The Right Step Conroe – an intensive outpatient treatment facility that is part of the…

Two Sides of Addiction for Betty Ford and Amy Winehouse

In the last few weeks, two very famous and influential women passed: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and founder of the Betty Ford Center, and Amy Winehouse, an influential British singer known for her unique combination of soul, jazz, and R&B. These two women achieved fame and recognition in different arenas–Betty Ford…

Five Myths About Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine, undisputedly, is one of the most addictive street drugs, is derived from the coca plant. The addictive power of cocaine can be illustrated by the fact that nearly 25 million Americans report having used cocaine at least once. While one of the most commonly abused drugs, the myths about cocaine abuse are varied. Below…

The Top Five Reasons to Never Touch Alcohol or Drugs

The Top Five Reasons to Never Touch Alcohol or Drugs Everyone knows that living as a drug addict or an alcoholic is not a desirable, positive lifestyle. However, many people believe  using drugs and drinking alcohol is fine as long as you don’t take it to the extreme. Having a balanced view of life and…

A List of the Most Drunk Cities vs Most Sober Cities in the US

A recent issue of the Men’s Health Magazine compiled a list of the most drunk cities and the most sober cities in the US.  The “drunkest cites” list was compiled from the death rates from alcoholic liver disease, drunk driving car crashes, frequency of binge-drinking in the past month, number of DUI arrests, and severity…