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Meet Aline! Meet February’s spotlight employee, Aline! Aline is a Clinical Assistant at MRC, and has been a part of our team for almost seven years! Aline has a desire to help people and inspire the next generation, and we are grateful for her hard work and dedication.
Cocaine is a potent drug that was popular during the late 1980s and early ’90s. Despite a slight decline in its popularity, it still causes problems for millions of people across the United States. For those who suffer from cocaine addiction, their best chance for recovery is to get help quickly. Here are a few ways to recognize a cocaine addict. How to Spot a Cocaine Addict People who suffer from cocaine abuse don’t typically seek help themselves. In general, it’s up to family and friends to spot signs of cocaine addiction. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what to look for ... Read more
Check out what’s new at MRC! Wellness Programs We are kicking off 2018 by adding Yoga and Pilates classes to our Youth Program’s wellness time! These new activities will help our patients learn the importance of being able to center yourself in your body, mind, and soul. It is also a wonderful way to incorporate meditation and relaxation techniques, and it’s a great work out too! Learning to Give Back At MRC, we love to take advantage ... Read more
Heroin use has drastically increased in the United States in recent years. As a result of more frequent abuse, heroin overdose has also become a much more common event throughout the country. The information below will discuss the relevant factors that influence the increased use of heroin and the growing risk of a heroin overdose in the United States. 4 Factors Influencing Heroin Abuse The rates of heroin use have jumped in recent years. The increase holds true for specific demographic groups that before had low rates of heroin abuse. Most noteworthy, the three factors below are influencing the rates ... Read more
Meet James! Meet January’s spotlight employee James Carson! James is the Director of Admissions and has been making a difference at MRC for 29 years! James is passionate about helping others and we are so grateful for the many years he has dedicated to helping individuals regain their lives through recovery.
It is estimated that as many as one out of every seven American adults faces substance abuse issues at some point in their life. Since the consequences of addiction can include the devastation of personal relationships, loss of employment, and many other disastrous events, it is essential that those suffering from this problem seek appropriate help. Below are five primary benefits associated with addiction counseling. 5 Advantages of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling For the majority of those facing addiction, the road to recovery feels lonely and painful. For this reason, most people suffering substance abuse need support, understanding, and ... Read more
Millions of Americans face the damaging effects of substance abuse and drug addiction each year. However, relatively few of these individuals reach out for the professional help that is so often needed to overcome addiction. Thankfully, a quality rehab in Tennessee exists to those in need of this type of support on their journey to recovery and freedom from addiction. Importance of Seeking Treatment for Drug Addiction Attempting to fight substance abuse and addiction alone can be a very overwhelming process. For the vast majority of sufferers, additional help is needed to break free from addiction and to stay sober ... Read more
One out of every seven Americans experiences substance abuse in some form. Dealing with substance abuse and addiction is a complex issue requiring a multi-faceted approach. For this reason, residential treatment centers focus on individual counseling and group therapy activities. As a result, individuals can help introspection and healing. The following information covers some of the many benefits of group therapy activities. What Purpose Does Group Therapy Serve? While individual counseling is an essential aspect of healing for many people, group settings offer many advantages. For one thing, many individuals are much more inclined to open up as part of ... Read more
Meet Tom! Meet December’s spotlight employee Tom Butcher! Tom is a teacher in our Youth Development program and has been working with our adolescents since February. Tom is an experienced teacher with a passion for helping our youth improve their academics as well as make progress in their treatment plan. We are so grateful to have Tom working with our students every day!
Meth abuse remains such a devastating problem in the United States that some are calling it the meth epidemic. According to the 2015 National Drug Threat Survey, 33% of respondents reported meth as the highest drug threat in their areas. Furthermore, due to the plunge of cocaine availability in recent years, methamphetamine use is continuing to rise. As a result, many cities are suffering from the meth epidemic. Read on to discover valuable information on meth abuse and addiction. What Is Meth? Meth is short for methamphetamine. The drug carries several names, including crystal meth, crank, speed, and chalk. People ... Read more