NorthPoint Recovery Blog 2017-09-21T17:27:52+00:00

Sublime: How Addiction Devastated The Band’s Rising Stars

By | November 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

It’s no great secret that drugs and rock and roll often go hand in hand. There are exceptions, of course, but many rock and roll stars end up succumbing to the disastrous effects of hard drugs at some point. Nothing paints the picture of addiction in rock stars like [...]

Suboxone Vs Vivitrol for Conquering Opioid Addiction: You May be Surprised by the Winner

By | November 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Is Vivitrol, called the Anti-Addiction Shot, the “Next Big Thing” in opioid/heroin addiction treatment? A brand-new study just published in The Lancet has concluded that Vivitrol is slightly more effective at preventing relapse than Suboxone, one of the established go-to pharmaceutical options used for the treatment of a dependence on [...]

Reel Recovery: A New Film Festival Focused on Helping Others Get Clean

By | November 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Stories are powerful tools for creating change. A story is never just a story - it can inspire others, share a vision, and make hard to grasp realities easier to understand by making them more personal. This is true nearly everywhere. More recently, storytelling through film has been introduced [...]

Russell Brand – Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

By | November 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

In his latest book, Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions, comedian-activist-author-ex-junkie Russell Brand talks about addiction and recovery as only he can. Using his unique perspective from both ends – from 12 drug-related arrests to 14 years-and-counting of sobriety – as well as his inimitable verbal style, Brand tells a [...]

New Fingertip Drug Test: How Does it Work?

By | November 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Many people have participated in a drug test in one way or another. Maybe you submitted to a urine test during drug rehab, or maybe you just had to comply with the company’s mandatory annual drug test. Either way, drug testing is an important part of continuing to battle [...]

Adzenys: The New Back to School Amphetamine for Kids

By | November 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Is Adzenys a welcome new addition to the list of available prescription ADHD medications? Or, as some experts fear, is Adzenys little more than candy-flavored evidence that children are being zombified by over-medication? Just as bad, is Adzenys so "tasty and easy to take" that new generations of amphetamine [...]

Ready to quit? Learn which aids and techniques work best to finally stop smoking

By | November 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Tobacco smoking is still the number one most preventable cause of death in the US and in the world. It directly causes more than 443, 000 deaths each year, and contributes four out of five deaths caused by heart disease, cancer, lung disease and stroke. Now, quitting smoking is [...]

The Meaning Of Blackout Drinking: A Normal Experience or a Sign of Trouble?

By | November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Being blackout drunk is considered normal for several reasons. Lots of comedy movies feature main characters blacking out and having fun. Some examples include multi-million dollar hits like Superbad and The Hangover. College culture and binge drinking often go hand in hand, too. If blacking out is a regular [...]

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