Category Archives: Addiction and Recovery News

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Shame, Stigma & Anonymity

Shame, Stigma & Anonymity

Negative stigmas about individuals with substance abuse problems are prevalent. We can help those struggling with addiction to stay encouraged and thrive in treatment by changing the ways we think and talk about addiction. The following article, penned by addiction treatment professional Karrol-Jo Foster, explores how the idea of anonymity can have both positive and […]

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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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Overdoses, Deaths on the Rise in Philadelphia, PA

Overdoses, Deaths on the Rise in Philadelphia, PA

The historic city of Philadelphia, PA sits along one of the worst opioid corridors in the country. Reaching from Tennessee and West Virginia out to Ohio and up to Massachusetts, the Northeast is riddled with opioid-related troubles. In Philadelphia, opioids are accessible, inexpensive, and potent. Almost every addict in the area began the addiction with […]

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Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse on the Rise in Houston, Across Texas

Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse on the Rise in Houston, Across Texas

As one of the largest cities in the United States, Houston, Texas is a bustling place for NASA, the oil and gas industry, and health care. While the state of Texas does not typically show up on the radar of high-risk heroin abuse centers, Houston and the state of Texas deal with a diverse range […]

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