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“Addiction is a family disease. [And] having a loved one who is suffering with an addiction is hard. [In fact], regardless of where you come from, how much money you make or what you have achieved in life, it’s one of the hardest things you will ever face.” So says Coach Howard Schnellenberger in a […]

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Like too many men, Brad McLeod didn’t think he’d become an addict. He didn’t seek out his first dose of opioid painkillers either. He didn’t need to. Because his pills came straight from a doctor who prescribed them after a hernia surgery. And, like too many men, McLeod had no idea what he was in […]

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A Happy Father’s Day Father-son duo Rick and Eric Dyer share more than just DNA and a last name. Their bond stems from a mutual struggle with a sometimes hereditary and deadly disease: opioid addiction. “He was absent. He was lost, and I knew it. I knew what that feeling looked like,” said 66-year-old Rick […]

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It is with very heavy hearts that today we are remembering Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain, star of CNN’s widely-acclaimed food adventure series “Parts Unknown,” was found dead in his French hotel room. The cause of death was suicide. He was 61. The Smithsonian once called Bourdain “the original rock star” of the culinary world, reminded CNN. […]

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Sober Home Nightmare The Clements could be your typical small-town American family. Mom Claire’s a nurse. Dad Stephen’s a retired biomedical engineer. And son Paul’s an addict. Paul was an addict anyway. Until he ended up overdosing from heroin on another addict’s couch. That happened just months ago. Paul was 34. “My background is that […]

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