“Enjoy looking over your shoulder constantly wondering if today’s the day we come for you. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight’s the night our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges. We are coming for you.” Those are the words of Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell. Intimidating masked deputies stand behind him with crossed arms and puffed chests. In the video that recently went viral, there is no second guessing what will happen if you are caught selling heroin in Lake … [Read more...]
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Tennessee state leaders have issued a warning to citizens, particularly those struggling with opiate addiction. The underground market for painkillers, which many addicts find themselves entangled in, has recently been flooded with Fentanyl-laced counterfeit opiates being sold as legitimate drugs, leaving many unsuspecting users at perilous risk of overdosing. These fake pills are being purported as oxycodone, hydrocodone, or Xanax on the underground market and are actually cheap, counterfeit … [Read more...]
DISCLOSURE - Sober Nation is not the original author of this article. This was syndicated from an article on Medium, published by Jude Anne. Please go to her profile and follow her for more of her writing. I have a very unpopular opinion. It is not 2016 that is to blame for many of our favorite icons dying and falling ill at ages that are too young. It is drug and alcohol abuse. People exclaimed over and over as one well-known artist after another died too soon, “2016 is the worst! Please … [Read more...]
Plan Dinner, Watch a Movie, and Listen on the Go. What’s up #recoverywarriors!? It has been a long time since I have had the chance to write to all of you here in Sober Nation and I am pumped to be back at it. I am about to share some really exciting ways we can work together as a community. Here at Rise Together we are helping to create a movement of young people by... Educating - through storytelling Engaging - young people to become advocates of change Empowering - … [Read more...]
We've never seen this before. The topic of addiction and addiction treatment has been brought up from time to time from public and government officials. Yet, very few politicians and decision makers have addressed the issue with any authority. Today, The Surgeon General released an official report which highlights just how bad the addiction crisis in America is. In the report, The Surgeon General touches on issues such as the prevalence of addiction in America, the "treatment gap" and the … [Read more...]