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Employee Spotlight: December 2017

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! Give Memphis Recovery a call at 866-304-8254 to begin your recovery process.

How the Meth Epidemic Impacts You

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

Proven Treatments for Drug Abuse

There’s no one specific way to get sober and stay sober. However, enlisting in quality treatments for drug abuse skyrockets your chance at recovery. At first, challenges are likely in treatment for drug addiction and you realize staying clean involves much more than quitting drugs. Therefore, we explain the benefits and advantages of addiction rehab treatment. Evidence-Based Practices and Treatments for Drug Abuse When selecting the right addiction treatment center, you want to examine if treatments for drug abuse incorporate proven recovery programs such as evidence-based practices. Evidence-based treatment is a proven and trusted method to overcome drug abuse. Most ... Read more

Employee Spotlight: November 2017

Meet Regina! Meet November’s spotlight employee Regina Geeter! Regina is MRC’s Nurse and has been working with our youth and adult patients for 11 years. She provides compassionate care to each person at our facility and you will always find her with a smile on her face! Regina is a valued member of our team and is truly helping us make a difference! Give Memphis Recovery a call at 866-304-8254 to begin your recovery process.

4 Signs of Cocaine Addiction

One of the issues with the current opioid epidemic is that people aren’t placing a lot of emphasis on other addictions. In some cases, people minimize other drugs because of the devastating number of overdoses as a result of opioid abuse. The reality is that cocaine is an extremely dangerous drug as well, and thousands of people die from it each year. If you have a loved one who may have a problem, it’s important for you to know the signs of cocaine addiction. Psychological Signs of Cocaine Addiction and Withdrawal When someone actively abuses cocaine, you’ll see quite a ... Read more

Drug Addiction Statistics and Trends

Addiction is a strong epidemic in the United States today. While many people believe this issue is only with opioids, it’s much worse than that. Drug addiction statistics show us some troubling trends about how many people this severe illness affects. The good news is that if you’re struggling with an addiction, you’re not alone and there is hope through treatment. Drug Addiction Statistics and Youth Young people are highly susceptible to addiction based on a wide range of variables. First and foremost, young people have an underdeveloped prefrontal cortex, which puts them more at risk. This part of the ... Read more

Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

No one argues with the fact that drug addiction is a serious issue. However, there’s plenty of debate around one specific question: Is drug addiction a disease? By and large, the answer is yes. Below are some of the more compelling reasons to consider addiction a disease. Much of Addiction is Genetic Some people still argue that addiction is a choice or a moral flaw of some kind. However, experts can dismiss this argument with a single fact. Addiction is largely genetic. This means that some individuals are inherently more likely to struggle with addiction. There’s a pre-existing characteristic in ... Read more

Employee Spotlight: October 2017

Meet Audrey! Meet October’s spotlight employee Audrey Burtman! Audrey began working at MRC last August and plays a vital role in our Youth Program. She wears many hats and is a valuable team player ensuring that our patients our taken care of each day. We are so grateful to have Audrey working with our youth! Give Memphis Recovery a call at 866-304-8254 to begin your recovery process.

3 Signs of Addiction

Even when you’re aware that substance abuse is a problem for a loved one, recognizing an addiction isn’t always easy. It’s also tricky because the symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction can be unique to the substance as well as the individual. Overall, however, these three signs of addiction can help you spot a problem before it develops further. 1. Unexplained Physical Changes To a friend or family member, the physical changes that addiction causes may be some of the easiest to spot. While a person may be able to hide depression or liver damage, they can’t hide rapid weight ... Read more

The Benefits of a Tennessee Rehab Center

When people suffer from addiction, they can seek help at a variety of rehab centers around the country. However, Tennessee has some of the best rehab centers in the nation. The benefits of a Tennessee rehab center are many. In some cases, people travel from across the country just to take advantage of them. Gender-Specific Treatment Many Tennessee rehab centers offer gender-specific treatment. Studies show that it’s essential for getting the most out of rehab. These programs separate men and women into groups. Gender-specific environments allow them to explore issues and triggers that are more common with their gender. Unlike unisex ... Read more