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Johnny Manziel: “Johnny Football” Is Putting Recovery First

By | 2018-08-10T03:09:47+00:00 August 10th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: Northpoint Recovery applauds Johnny Manziel as he focuses on his mental health and continued sobriety. His is a good example of how ANYONE can recover, with the right professional help and support. Once upon a time, Johnny Manziel led what seemed to be a charmed life. Growing up in a small town in Texas, he achieved “folk hero” status for his gridiron accomplishments in high school. He won the Mr. Texas Football award and was even honored as a prep-level All-American. His athletic success followed him to college. After receiving scholarship offers from [...]

Anthony Hopkins: From Alcoholism to Knighthood

By | 2018-08-07T03:25:14+00:00 August 6th, 2018|

Did you know that Sir Anthony Hopkins is in recovery from alcoholism? While today, the Academy Award-winning actor is known for such iconic roles as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, President Richard Nixon, Methuselah, and Odin, among others, there was a time when his fondness for drink threatened the career that he was building. But in an industry infamous for permissiveness and enabling, Hopkins overcame his addiction to alcohol and has been able to successfully maintain his sobriety for more than 40 years. Let’s take a closer look at the inspiring story of a man who [...]

Demi Lovato: From “Sober” Confession to Overdose

By | 2018-07-31T04:20:52+00:00 July 30th, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: While all the details aren’t yet known about the possible overdose Demi Lovato recently suffered, what IS known is that the 25-year-old singer and actress has a long and well-publicized personal history of substance abuse and mental illness. Using that information, this is an attempt to provide context to her struggles in the hope of educating and helping others who might be dealing with similar issues. “…this is definitely a medical emergency for her.” ~ 911 dispatcher, July 24, 2018 At 11:22 am on July 24, singer and actress Demi Lovato was found [...]

What Kinds of Addictions Can Naltrexone Treat?

By | 2018-07-12T02:26:35+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Naltrexone is a medication that helps people stop taking opioids or drinking alcohol. The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is the worst drug crisis the country has ever seen. The overdoses that are happening with opioids are the leading cause of death for people under 50 years old in the U.S. Last year, opioids killed nearly 64,000 Americans. It is one of the drugs that was developed to help people recover from an opioid addiction. It also works to aid those who are looking to abstain from alcohol abuse. It is capable of blocking [...]

Why I Loved My Adderall High and Why I Had to Give it Up

By | 2018-08-16T04:11:29+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Adderall – One of America’s Favorite Amphetamines When most people hear the word “amphetamine,” they usually think of crystal meth. At least I used to. Now, I associate it with a legal stimulant I used to take called Adderall. You may have heard of it. It is common among students looking to amp up their academic performance. In fact, college and high school kids who use the stuff call it their favorite “study buddy.”   Adderall is a prescription medication commonly given to people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD. I [...]

The Klonopin High: More Dangerous Than Cocaine?

By | 2018-07-11T16:04:49+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

When it comes to prescription drug addictions, we hear a lot about opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxy, and Fentanyl. After all, there’s an epidemic sweeping the country. These drugs were responsible for more than 30,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. It’s no wonder they make headlines. We also hear horror stories about Xanax and Valium. However; there is another highly addictive script we should all be wary of. It’s called Klonopin. Klonopin may not get a lot of coverage in the news, but it is still one of the most dangerous and widely abused prescription pills [...]

Chris Cornell: How Big a Role Did Ativan Play?

By | 2018-07-06T19:10:08+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Was Ativan a factor in the suicide of Chris Cornell? Chris Cornell was the front man for Soundgarden and then Audioslave. He committed suicide in 2017 and Ativan was found in his system. His wife called his actions “inexplicable”. In a recent interview, a year after his death, she said that he loved his life and would never end it. Addiction to Ativan is a deep and complex disease. According to Vicky Cornell, when she spoke to her husband by phone shortly after his Detroit performance, she noticed he was slurring his words. In a [...]

It Has Taken the Lives of Many, But Americans Still Love Their Cocaine

By | 2018-07-12T02:27:57+00:00 July 7th, 2018|

Let’s Talk About Coke (The Drug, Not America’s Fave Soda Pop) Cocaine. The word itself strikes fear into the hearts of many. Its reputation for destroying lives makes it one of the most feared substances on the planet. And, rightfully so. It ranks as one of the most addictive drugs known to man. Most people are hip to this reality. After all, we were taught the about the dangers of illegal drugs in school. Yet, this hasn’t stopped millions of Americans from trying coke and getting hooked on the stuff. Since the 1960’s, this [...]

Drug Testing Explained: Cost, Devices, Privacy and Accuracy

By | 2018-07-06T17:58:23+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|

Angelina Jolie is famous for her leading roles and humanitarian efforts - but that’s not all there is to the story. When she was younger, she took a deep dive into hard drugs as she rose to fame. Thankfully for everyone from her father Jon Voight to her adopted children, she came up from this darker place. The actress outlined her journey in a profile with 60 Minutes in 2011: “I went through heavier, darker times and I survived them. I didn't die young. So I am very lucky. There are other artists and people [...]

Nootropics – Are These So-called Smart Drugs The Real Deal?

By | 2018-07-12T02:27:08+00:00 July 1st, 2018|

Brain Enhancement in A Pill Form? Seriously? We live in a demanding world where we are being asked to do more (and more and more!). It’s no surprise that people are looking for a way to boost brainpower. And, as to be expected, Americans want brain enhancement to come in the form of a pill or some other easily accessible substance. (Hard work and diligence? Who has time for all that!?) This is where nootropics come in. These so-called smart drugs have been around for years. But, their popularity has increased since Dave Asprey [...]

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