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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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