News/Blog

The Forrester Center

Recovery Coaches Added to Spartanburg ER
Spartanburg Medical Center’s ER adds recovery coaches to help those struggling with addiction. Three full-time and one part-time peer recovery coaches staff the ER station at Spartanburg Medical Center in shifts from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week. The program started about two weeks ago, making it the third such service in ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


Signs That Your Loved One May Be Dealing with Alcoholism
You may think that spotting that your loved one has a problem with alcohol is easy, but it is not. People struggling with alcohol dependency can be very good at concealing that they have a problem, and may not even be willing to admit that they have a problem themselves, much less to the people ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


Spartanburg County Fentanyl Deaths on the Rise
Fentanyl-related deaths reported in Spartanburg County have more than doubled in two years. Sue O’Brien, executive director of Spartanburg’s Forrester Center for Behavioral Health, said the increased rate of Fentanyl-related deaths is disheartening, but not surprising. The strength of the drug makes it particularly deadly, with users often overestimating how much they can take. She ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


Fentanyl is taking more and more lives in Spartanburg County. The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health is one arm of the local effort to combat the overall opioid problem. “If you are buying opiates, pills, or other drugs off the street, you don’t know. You don’t know what might be laced in that,” said Susan ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


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 ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


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 ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


Teenage Tobacco Use Soaring According to CDC
With all the dangers of tobacco use well documented, you’d think that people under the age of twenty would want nothing to do with it. A recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention however, shows that is not the case. Indeed, the number of young people using tobacco is not only climbing, ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


Why Social Media is Causing Increases in Teen Depression
There is no denying that teenagers are under more pressure than ever before. Teen depression is on the rise, with millions of teens suffering in the United States. One of the potential factors for this increase is the increase in teen’s social media use. Teens are on their phones and other electronic devices around the ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


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 ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+


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 ...
Posted by admin | 0 Comment
Facebook Twitter Google+