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Timbaland felt like a “superhero” when he was addicted to prescription drugs. The 47-year-old producer grew reliant on opioids after he was prescribed them following a dental procedure, and though he doesn’t want to “glorify” his habit, he admitted the pills made him feel “amazing” and more confident. Speaking on “Tamron Hall” he said: “It takes…

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Detroit native Andre L. Johnson is president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Recovery Project, a multi-service nonprofit that provides a wide spectrum of support services to the city’s recovery community. Such services include GED preparation; 12-step support groups; housing assistance; job readiness and employment assistance; and HIV prevention, testing and counseling services. Since its…

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Father and community advocate Robert Shakhan is a recovery coach for the Detroit Recovery Project Inc. His passion is bringing healing to people who have experienced trauma or severe life stressors due to drug addiction. As a certified drug and alcohol counselor, Shakhan is trained in treatment, recovery support and relapse prevention. He will be one…

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Pastor Brandon Holt, known as “The People’s Preacher”,  has a heart for people, especially those who are suffering in silence. At age 17, the bi-racial teen who never felt he fit in and suffered with “identity confusion” was invited to preach at the National Youth Conference in Atlanta. Holt recalls, “There had to have been almost a…

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Laws, policies, and attitudes around marijuana all seem to be changing. President Obama has even reportedly said he believes marijuana to be no more dangerous than alcohol. In June 2015 the House of Representatives voted to slash the Drug Enforcement Agency’s budget, halving the allocation for cannabis eradication. Truth be told, the agency’s dwindling budget…

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Prescription pills

Opioids are a popular class of drugs used to relieve pain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the drugs reduce pain signals that reach the brain and can sometimes create a euphoric feeling within the user. Some drugs that fit into the opioid category include heroine and prescribed pills such as morphine, oxycodone,…

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