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The Zombie Drug: Tranq

The opioid crisis continues to spread throughout the United States, killing tens of thousands of people each year and destroying the lives of even more. A drug called xylazine, also known as tranq, is making the deadliest synthetic opioid, fentanyl, even more lethal. Xylazine (Tranq): The Basics Xylazine is an animal tranquilizer, anesthetic, muscle relaxant,...
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Does Addiction Increase the Risk for Dementia?

A person battling addiction does not have much ability to think about or plan for the future. Their sole focus becomes getting more of the substance they crave. Yet it’s essential to understand how the misuse of drugs and alcohol can create complications not just today but well into the future. Studies indicate a significant...
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The Connection Between Grief and Addiction

Grief is a natural, expected emotional reaction to loss. It is painful and can be overwhelming. Many people associate grief with the death of a loved one, close friend, or pet. But the loss of anything important to a person can result in grief.  Everyone deals with grief differently. While some of these methods are...
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What is SMART Recovery and How Does it Work?

SMART Recovery is a popular resource for many people in addiction recovery. Some choose it as an alternative to a more traditional 12-Step program like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Others choose SMART Recovery as a supplement to their 12-Step program. SMART Recovery and 12-Step programs share the three main principles of confidentiality, accessibility,...
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EMR receives National Award for Quality of Care

English Mountain Recovery Center recently received a Center of Excellence Award from Evernorth, the health services business of Cigna Corporation. Providing IOP, residential, and detox services at its campus in Sevierville, Tennessee, EMR is a nationally recognized substance use treatment facility located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.  Evernorth’s Center of...
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8 Places for Sober Fun In and Around Sevierville, Tennessee

Drug and alcohol addiction has devastating effects on the user. But it also affects that person’s loved ones. Part of addiction recovery means rebuilding relationships with loved ones, regaining their trust and forming new, happy, positive memories.  One way to create good memories with loved ones is to engage everyone in some sober fun. Whether...
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How Neuroplasticity Helps Your Brain Heal in Recovery

People once believed a fully developed human brain was fixed and unchangeable. Scientists now know that is not the case. The discovery of the formation of new neurons forming new neural pathways in the fully adult brain showed scientists the power of the brain to change, reorganize, and grow. The brain’s incredible ability to adapt...
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Is Hitting Rock Bottom Necessary to Seek Addiction Treatment?

The question of whether or not a person suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction needs to hit rock bottom before seeking treatment is not new. The simple answer to the question is no. Hitting rock bottom is not necessary before seeking help for a substance use disorder. Whenever you are ready for help, it...
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Four Common Myths About Getting Sober

Deciding to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol is difficult for many people. Remaining sober requires daily hard work, commitment, complete self-honesty, and diligent self-care–and these major changes can feel terrifying to people. Others may not want to admit to themselves or their loved ones that they are struggling with addiction. They fear the societal...
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