Category Archives: Addiction

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Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Alcohol is associated with a number of negative outcomes – it can cause liver failure, certain types of cancer, and often plays a role in fatal car crashes. It is even associated with anxiety and depression. New evidence additionally suggests that alcohol in combination with cocaine is correlated with a marked increase in suicide risk. […]

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Athletes, Sports and Addiction

Athletes, Sports and Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s largest public health agency, has called substance abuse an epidemic. Each year it claims more lives than car accidents or incidents involving firearms, making it the leading cause of accidental death in the country. Heroin use drives the epidemic – the number of heroin overdose […]

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Brain and Developmental Risks with Teen Marijuana Use

Brain and Developmental Risks with Teen Marijuana Use

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, though the term “illicit” does not always apply. Twenty-three states have already passed measures approving marijuana for medicinal use, and five have legalized recreational use for individuals over the age of 21. These measures have been subject to their share of controversy. One […]

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The Cerebellum and Addiction

What Part of The Brain Does Addiction Affect?

For years, people assumed substance abuse was about control – culturally, people see the battle of addiction as a battle of will. Fortunately, current research is transforming the way people think about addiction, realizing it’s not as simple as deciding to stop. At The Treatment Center, we believe in the importance of treating addiction and […]

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Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Knoxville, in eastern Tennessee, is a manufacturing and wholesaling center in the south. The opioid epidemic throughout the country cuts deep into this Appalachian region community and highlights the sudden and impactful increase in prescription opioid and heroin abuse over the last several years. Explore the Data on Drug Abuse in Tennessee In the first […]

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Summing Up Baltimore, Maryland’s Heroin Crisis

Summing Up Baltimore, Maryland’s Heroin Crisis

Baltimore, Maryland is known for sports, seafood, and American history. Unfortunately, the city is also known as the nation’s heroin capital. Currently, heroin and prescription opioid abuse struggles affect every state in the country. Some, however, experience the severity of the problem more than others. In Baltimore, heroin and Fentanyl-related deaths have risen sharply over […]

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Columbus, Ohio Is the Epicenter of the Heroin Problem in the Midwest

Columbus, Ohio Is the Epicenter of the Heroin Problem in the Midwest

Visit Ohio, and you may see sprawling hills, taste buckeye candies, and hear the familiar Midwestern twang. Columbus, Ohio, sometimes called “The Headquarters City,” is home to several national corporations. The city’s location places it in a great spot for corporate innovation and product distribution channels. Columbus’ prime location also makes it a trafficking thoroughfare […]

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Drug Addiction and Overdoses Hitting Close to Home in Lancaster County, PA

Drug Addiction and Overdoses Hitting Close to Home in Lancaster County, PA

In southeastern Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Dutch country – the community faces a struggle all too familiar in modern America, heroin and opioid prescription addiction. In Lancaster County, the epidemic affects suburbia and rural areas outside the city rather than the stereotype of inner-city drug problems. For many, the problem hits close to home. Families struggle […]

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A Look at the Heroin Epidemic in Detroit, Michigan

A Look at the Heroin Epidemic in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan has experienced a rough start to the 21st century. The 2008 downturn hit the automotive industry and economy there hard. While the market is on the rebound, the city continues to struggle with a different problem. Prescription opioid abuse and black tar heroin from Mexico keep many people from seeking gainful employment and contribute […]

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