Category Archives: Addiction and Recovery News

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Methadone During Surgery Reduces Need for Post-Op Opioids, Study Suggests

Methadone During Surgery Reduces Need for Post-Op Opioids, Study Suggests

Surgery often precipitates the short- to medium-term use of prescription opioids, which greatly increases a person’s risk of abuse. Amidst the nationwide opioid epidemic, one recent study — performed at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine — suggests that the type of pain medication used during surgery may significantly reduce the amount of […]

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Despite Dangers, Alcohol Use Becoming More Socially Acceptable?

Despite Dangers, Alcohol Use Becoming More Socially Acceptable

Binge drinking and other dangerous alcohol-related behavior can lead to reckless decision making and an increased risk of injury and death. Over time, heavy alcohol consumption is linked to liver disease and certain types of cancer. Despite these obvious health risks, research shows that alcohol abuse in the country is increasing. This disturbing trend begs […]

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Addiction, Sobriety and Spirituality

Addiction, Sobriety and Spirituality

Sobriety and spirituality often go hand and hand. According to multiple studies, this connection is no coincidence. This topic is especially important considering how many treatment centers across the national incorporate spiritual components into their recovery plans. Ph.D. Anthony G. Foster discusses the connection between sobriety and spirituality in greater depth: Addiction, Sobriety and Spirituality […]

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Community-Based Relapse Prevention

Community-Based Relapse Prevention

Research has shown that shame is a major barrier preventing individuals from entering treatment for their addiction. Finding a solution to this widespread stigma could be a major step forward in combating the nation’s drug abuse epidemic. In this essay, Certified Addiction Professional KJ Foster discusses the need for an addiction recovery movement to change […]

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Tough Love…. A Blessing in Disguise

Tough Love…. A Blessing in Disguise

Most parents are overjoyed to learn that their children are following in their footsteps. This joy turns to grief when the behavior being mimicked is a substance abuse problem.  Just because a parent has struggled with addiction, however, does not mean that they are unable to help their kids. This brave and touching anecdote, written by addiction treatment […]

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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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