News/Blog

The Forrester Center

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+


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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