Category Archives: Addiction

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Georgia’s Heroin and Illicit Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

Georgia's Heroin and Illicit Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

Until recently, the Peach State avoided the worst parts of the opioid epidemic plaguing the United States. Instead, cocaine and methamphetamine historically caused the most problems. Today, the story is changing. Startling trends in heroin use and fatalities have spurred the state to make a concentrated effort to limit access to the drug and provide […]

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Supporting Sobriety Through the Holidays

Supporting Sobriety Through the Holidays

The holiday season is filled with warmth and happiness. Many spend the last few months of the year eagerly awaiting these special dates in a state of joy, and families gather together to dine and celebrate. For others, however, the holidays season brings an array of negative emotions and can be hard to get through. […]

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Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Let’s face it: admitting that you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem is terrifying. You find yourself not knowing what to do, where to go or what questions to ask. The truth is, you are not alone in this battle, and there is hope. It’s time to tackle your addiction once […]

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The Link Between Alcohol & Cancer

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Alcohol consumption, especially in frequent and/or large amounts, has long been known to negatively affect drinkers in a variety of ways. Alcohol significantly contributes to social and economic concerns – it causes the weakening of relationships, lack of productivity at work, and costs that are detrimental to the community. Alcohol is also the third leading […]

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Combating the Epidemic Levels of Opiate Addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking new measures to combat our country’s opioid epidemic, which was described by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell as, “One of the most pressing public health issues in the United States.” The HHS’s new actions include the following: Eliminating Potential Financial Incentives for Doctors Prescribing […]

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Tips on Preventing and Treating Opioid Abuse

Furanyl Fentanyl: A Dangerous New Opioid According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 78 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. In the last several years, the United States has witnessed an increase in overdose deaths, particularly as they relate to synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. We have recently discussed […]

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Trauma (Part 2): Symptoms of Trauma and Effective Therapies

By Family Therapist, Judi Jenett In Part 1 of the trauma blog series, I explained how complex trauma, adversity early in life, and untreated psychological trauma is often the root of addiction. In Part 2 of this blog, we explore the symptoms of trauma and effective therapies that have been scientifically proven to help trauma […]

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Trauma (Part 1): An Often Overlooked Root of Addiction

By Family Therapist, Judi Jenett The very word trauma evokes images of major events such as war, rape, kidnapping, and abuse. Natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and windstorms affect thousands of people every year, causing loss of life, loss of home and leaving economic damage in their wake. When traumatic experiences occur, […]

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The Gift of Desperation in Recovery | The Treatment Center

Prior to walking on the road to recovery, Heather’s life was in shambles. She was homeless and broken mentally, physically and spiritually, which left her angry and hopeless. Although she knew she needed to get help, she refused to do any kind of intensive outpatient treatment program. However, The Treatment Center Outpatient Services soon became her gift of desperation […]

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