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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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Legislative Alert  | Opioid Crisis Response Act
This legislative package includes a full range of strong provisions including prevention, treatment, recovery support, overdose reversal, and research components necessary to respond to the opioid epidemic....
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Benefits of Substance Abuse Counseling for Adolescents in Spartanburg County
“He had his whole life ahead of him.” “Only the good die young.” “Goodbyes hurt the most, when the story was not finished…” We’ve heard these lines and quotes so many times when it comes to our adolescents leaving this world too soon for unbeknownst reasons. If you ask us the major benefit of substance ...
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Audrey Colin Turned Her Life Around
Audrey was featured in a story on GoUpstate.com and in the Herald Journal. We are so lucky to have her on staff. Audrey’s story is inspiring and a great reminder that recovery is attainable and maintainable. Her testimony brings this memory to mind….I remember when subbing for Beverly’s group, before dismissal, the ladies would stand ...
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Joe Pinilla Selected To Become Riley Fellow
Joe Pinilla of The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health (TFC) joins other leaders selected from across the Upstate and surrounding area to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s 26th class of Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI)....
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Common Signs of Opioid Addiction in Adults
Are you concerned that a family member or close friend may be becoming addicted to opioids? The opioid epidemic is devastating our country. As a loved one, it is very important to serve as a support system for this adult. That includes helping the individual get assistance, even if they may not think that they ...
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