Teetolers on TV: Is Hollywood Finally Getting Addiction and Recovery Right?

Teetolers on TV: Is Hollywood Finally Getting Addiction and Recovery Right?

When people use heroin over a long period of time, they frequently develop coughs, acne, lip sores, and abscesses. Put simply, they don’t look well. You wouldn’t know this from watching television, however, where heroin users often sport Red Carpet-worthy smiles, toned physiques, and clear complexions. Jessa Johansson, one of the lead characters in the…

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US Surgeon Warns America's Doctors About Opioid Epidemic

US Surgeon Warns America’s Doctors About Opioid Epidemic

“I am asking for your help,” the US Surgeon General writes. The CDC has recently reported that opioid overdose fatalities have quadrupled over the last two decades, resulting in over 165,000 deaths since 1999. Many of those accidental overdoses (including the recent Fentanyl overdose death of the singer Prince) involved doctor-prescribed medications, which has prompted…

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Exercises for Chronic Pain: Q&A With Personal Trainer Jason Harper

Exercises for Chronic Pain: Q&A With Personal Trainer Jason Harper

“Stretching and exercise can sometimes be uncomfortable or painful, but if you’re already experiencing pain, you have nothing to lose by trying to increase your flexibility and strength.” – Jason Harper Jason Harper is a strength and personal trainer at Las Vegas Recovery Center. With over fifteen years of experience in the fitness industry, he has been working with pain recovery clients for the past four years. Jason also owns his own fitness business, Harper Wellness LV, where he…

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