Tag Archives: Recovery

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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How Addiction Recovery Improves Lives

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month – the 28th in the history of The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA is the leading federal agency in charge of public health efforts to improve the availability and quality of addiction treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation. The goal of Recovery Month is […]

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Depression and Substance Abuse: Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

Depression and Substance Abuse Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

Many who struggle with substance abuse are also dealing with a co-occurring mental health disorder, a phenomenon we refer to as a dual diagnosis. When we help someone with a dual diagnosis at The Treatment Center, we know it isn’t just about treating an addiction – it’s also about the other aspects of a mental […]

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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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ALS Treatment | Beating the Odds | The Treatment Center

A year and a half ago, Ernest was diagnosed with ALS, a spinal muscular atrophy disease. As the disease progressed, he had to walk with a walker. A serious fall left him with a broken hip and he became wheelchair bound. With the desire to slow down the progression of the disease, his wife, Petra […]

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The Hope Diaries: Finding Glory in Gratitude | The Treatment Center

Alex was on the right track and got himself into treatment, but once there, his doubts and fears kicked in and he began to miss his family and friends. Confused and ready to be around his loved ones, Alex grew tired of treatment so he packed up his bags and walked out. He made one […]

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Hope Diaries: From Overdose to Sobriety – A Testimonial

In this “Hope Diaries” testimonial, an employee of The Treatment Center opens up about his struggle with the disease of addiction. Laz explains, “In the last six months of my addiction, I lost my job and I ended up going to prison on charges of possession because I was trying to support my habit. The […]

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Hope Diaries: The Disease of Addiction Isn’t Easy to Come Back From

For Ernest, former patient and current Lead Tech of The Treatment Center, the path to recovery was an arduous journey. “There was a point in my life where I felt more comfortable in prison than I did on the streets,” said Ernest. “I could not deal with the pain and the misery that the disease […]

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The Common Myths Surrounding Addiction

The Common Myths Surrounding Addiction

The United States has a nationwide substance abuse problem, and two of the best weapons against it are awareness and education about the dangers of substance abuse. Unfortunately, many people still hold incorrect or exaggerated ideas about addiction, and these misbeliefs can prevent some people from seeking much-needed treatment. Why Common Myths About Addiction Are […]

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