When Talbott Recovery opened its doors in the s, we knew that the best way to serve our patients was to be the best at our specialty, to listen carefully to patients, to study our results and to invite family members into the treatment process. Learn More. With locations in Atlanta, Columbus and Dunwoody, Talbott Recovery has been dedicated to providing compassionate comprehensive treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. At Talbott Recovery, we offer a variety of substance abuse treatment programs each designed to meet a specific need. Whether you are a young adult, an established professional or somewhere in between, we have a program to help you address all aspects of your unique addiction. At Talbott Recovery we want to help make this important step you are about to take as simple as possible. We know there can be some anxiety about what happens next, and we are here to demystify the process and provide answers to your questions. Crack was first introduced in the s. It was created as a cheaper alternative to cocaine. Drug dealers specifically targeted inner city and minority users.
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This piece was reported through The Marshall Project , a nonprofit news organization that covers the U. Heroin use and abuse in America has dramatically increased over the past decade. Between and , federal records reveal that the number of first-time heroin users doubled from 90, to , Some of those users, no doubt, already are gone. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced last month that the rate of deadly heroin overdoses nearly quadrupled between and These troubling figures, and a spate of more recent stories and daunting statistics, have prompted officials across the country to implement bold new policies and practices designed to reduce the harm of heroin use. Although there has been some push to enhance criminal sanctions to combat the surge, much of the institutional reaction to the renewed popularity of the drug has sounded in the realm of medicine, not law. This is good news.
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The crack epidemic in the United States was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early s and the early s. In , the U. Congress passed laws that created a to 1 sentencing disparity for the possession or trafficking of crack when compared to penalties for trafficking of powder cocaine. The name "crack" first appeared in the New York Times on November 17, Within a year more than a thousand press stories had been released about the drug. In the early s, the majority of cocaine being shipped to the United States was landing in Miami , and originated in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic. It was cheap, simple to produce, ready to use, and highly profitable for dealers to develop.
For years, America embraced the narrative that addiction was primarily a black and brown problem, especially in cities such as Philadelphia. But just as our poorest and blackest neighborhoods have been overrun and rebranded by richer and whiter residents, drug abuse is in the midst of a makeover. The numbers tell us why. In , nearly 80 percent of Americans who died from heroin and similar drugs were white. With that truth emblazoned across America's landscape, the language has changed, the problem has been rebranded, and white people who were silent during the African American crack crisis have suddenly recognized addiction as a medical issue. Tim Golden, a critical race theorist and professor of philosophy at Walla Walla University, has watched the change with mounting concern. There was no talk of safe injection sites. There was no talk of trying to have medical personnel oversee the heroin users to make sure that everything was sanitary.