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Helping a Loved One Deal with Alcohol Problems
Each year in the United States, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors April as Alcohol Awareness Month. This sponsorship is designed to raise public awareness about alcoholism and to generate empathy – especially among family and friends – for those suffering from a reliance upon alcohol. The problem with alcohol in ...
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What South Carolina is Doing with Increased Funding to Fight Opioid Crisis?
South Carolina has recently received one of the largest surges in funding to fight the opioid crisis in the state with over $20 million in funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services. This will go toward prevention, treatment as well as recovery of what is known as opioid use disorder. In the ...
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What the Recent News Surrounding Celebrity Overdoses Tells Us About the Drug Epidemic
It’s hard to go more than a few weeks without hearing about another celebrity dying or almost dying from a drug overdose. Celebrities have every monetary possession available to them, yet many of them still find themselves dealing with the same demons that affect each and every one of us on a daily basis. There ...
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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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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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