JUSTIN

Justin

Justin has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 1 year. Justin earned his Bachelors's Degree in Finance from Florida State University. Having been an addict himself, he brings real-world experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Justin is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions.


Justin in Addiction
July 28, 2020

Stigmas and the Barriers Created in Overcoming Addiction

Hopeless, junkie, thief, drunk, trash, bum, a lost cause. The list can go on and on when using adjectives to describe an addict in need of help, all stigmas created by the way society views people who seem lost to drug addiction.

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Justin in Addiction
July 21, 2020

Drug Overdoses Projected at Record High in 2019, Fears of a Surge in 2020

A record number of overdoses occurred in 2019, as nearly 71,000 are projected to have lost their lives as a result of a drug overdose, according to preliminary data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

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Justin in Success Story
July 16, 2020

One Year Later and How My Reflection in the Mirror Transformed

I did not grow up in a rich family that had money to waste, but I also did not grow up wanting for much either. I would say that I had a decent childhood and upbringing. Even so, I was still brought down the brutal path of addiction for almost 10 years, something that goes to prove that addiction does not discriminate against anyone.

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Justin in Addiction
July 13, 2020

Drug Overdoses Spiking in Midst of Pandemic

The early warnings appear to have come true regarding what effect the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine would have on the escalating opioid epidemic and overdoses.

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Justin in Addiction
July 3, 2020

A Local Epidemic of Laced Heroin Caused Skin Necrosis

I came across quite the graphic depiction of an addict’s arms the other day, the flesh on the arms appearing to have been eaten away like something out of a zombie film.

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Justin in Addiction
June 27, 2020

Steelers QB Roethlisberger Speaks out on Past Addictions

Ben Roethlisberger has been making headlines in recent days after speaking out and admitting he has struggled with alcohol and porn addictions over the years.

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Justin in Success Story
June 24, 2020

A Life Once Robbed by Drug Addiction, Now Freed to Start Living Again

A Life Once Robbed by Drug Addiction, Now Freed to Start Living Again Before I started using drugs, I was a kid with many hobbies. I liked to swim, play sports, and had a love for film and media. I was very passionate about what I did. My relationship with my family was always good.

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Justin in News
June 20, 2020

Meth-Gators in Tennessee?

came across quite the interesting headline while browsing the internet, as police in Loretto, Tennessee issued a warning in a Facebook post that the dangers of flushing drugs such as Methamphetamine could potentially result in meth-raged gators lurking about (NBCNews.com).

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Justin in Recovery
June 18, 2020

Isolation, Relapses, Recovery, and Finding My Path

It always started the same. I would get out of a treatment facility or detox center feeling confident and ready to get back to my life and do what needed to be done.

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Justin in Drug Education
June 17, 2020

Desoxyn—Legally Prescribed Meth for Kids

I have heard of Adderall, Ritalin , and other amphetamine drugs prescribed for ADHD, but until recently I had no idea that prescriptions for methamphetamine existed. They do, and they are in the form of a little 5 mg white tablet called Desoxyn.

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