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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Replace Your Smoking Habit with Vaping
More than 70% of smokers indicate that they would like to quit. Smoking has many serious health effects including increasing your risk of death from heart disease and increasing your risk of stroke and cancer. One fairly new trend in the world of smoking is vaping or the use of e-cigarettes. Quitting is never easy ...
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Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than on The Road
Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the council’s analysis of 2017 data on accidental death. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103. “The nation’s opioid crisis is fueling the Council’s grim probabilities, and that crisis is worsening with an ...
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Behavioral Health Services Association (BHSA) Board Seminar
This weekend, The Forrester Center’s leadership attended the Behavioral Health Services Association (BHSA) Board Seminar in Myrtle Beach. The weekend was filled with fantastic speakers who shared powerful information on board leadership, state substance use priorities, and current legislative affairs....
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Why Anxiety is Becoming So Apparent in Adolescents
Adolescence has always been a difficult time in a person’s life. It’s the time at which we slowly turn from children into adults, both physically and mentally. We begin to forge our own lives away from our parents, preferring to spend time with our own friends, and of course adolescence is the time when romance ...
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Tips to Follow to Reduce Stress This Holiday Season
If you want to avoid a stressful holiday period, then here are six tips you might wish to follow: Spend Within Your Means It’s fine being generous, but not if you have to deal with a hefty credit card bill in January. Most people prefer ‘personal’ gifts – they can get the latest electronic gizmo ...
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Common Signs That Your Teen May be Abusing Drugs
Are you struggling to determine whether or not your teenager may be abusing drugs? If so, know that you are not alone. Unfortunately the number of teens abusing drugs is on the rise and it’s more important than ever for parents to be extremely proactive when it comes to spotting common signs of drug abuse. ...
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5 Surprising Statistics About the Vaping Epidemic and Young People
Teen vaping is becoming a very real problem, that many parents may be completely unaware of. Vaping has grown in popularity, while smoking has slowed amount young people. While it’s possible to “vape” without nicotine, many teens are illegally obtaining e-cigarettes that have nicotine, or even worse, marijuana. What is Vaping? Vaping is the act ...
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Parent’s Guide to Help your Kids Recover from Drug Addiction
At the Forrester Center for Behavioral Health, we prioritize offering treatment for kids who are working to recover from drug addiction, as well as providing helpful information to parents. All concerned parents undoubtedly experience stress, worry, fear, and uncertainty when their kids are in drug treatment recovery, and we want you to know that our ...
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Heart Attack Risk Doubles for Daily E-cigarette Users
Study Finds Fivefold Risk for Users of Both E-cigarettes, Cigarettes – Using e-cigarettes every day almost doubles the risk for myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine....
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What is Narcan and how it is Saving Lives?
When an individual has overdosed on opioids, their breathing can slow down and eventually stop, causing severe brain damage and even death. Narcan is an opioid antidote, meaning that it actually blocks the effects of the opioid. It restores normal breathing and, in many cases, saves a person’s life. Narcan is available by prescription only ...
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