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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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Medical Marijuana’s Pros, Cons
Very soon, sooner than we all might think, our state will determine our relationship with marijuana. So many buzzwords are flying around: legalization, medical marijuana, decriminalization, edibles, concentrates, CBD oil, addictive, non-addictive. I could go on, but you get the point....
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