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The Blackberry Center
19
May

What Is Fentanyl? Prescription Drug Abuse Facts
Fentanyl is a type of highly addictive opioid prescription drug that is similar to morphine

Like most people, you have probably heard a lot about heroin and the opioid crisis. But what about prescription opioids like fentanyl? And what is fentanyl, anyway? Put simply, fentanyl is a type of highly addictive opioid prescription drug that is similar to morphine. Fentanyl abuse often leads to addiction and death due to individuals...
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19
May

5 Ways to Break Stigma During Mental Health Awareness Week

The Mental Health Foundation‘s Mental Health Awareness Week is here (May 18th-24th), and the theme this year is kindness. That means showing kindness both to others and to yourself. But what are you supposed to do during Mental Health Awareness Week, and how can you join in on the message of spreading kindness? We found...
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11
May

Suboxone and Medication-Assisted Treatment: Your Questions, Answered

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a type of drug addiction treatment that helps fight against opioid addiction. One of these medications that opioid dependent patients take as part of MAT is called Suboxone. In this article, we will break down everything you need to know about Suboxone and illustrate some of the ways that this medication...
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04
May

Hydro Drug Abuse: Signs, Side Effects, and Addiction Treatment

Hydrocodone, also known as “hydro” and other street names, is a highly addictive, habit forming drug that can be life-threatening to users. Let’s get right into the signs and symptoms of hydro drug abuse, its dangerous side effects, and the treatment options that can help you toward recovery. What Is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is an opioid that...
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27
Apr

Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack: What’s the Difference?

Many people struggle to differentiate the symptoms of a panic attack vs. anxiety attack. For some, the symptoms are so close that they aren’t sure what they are experiencing. Here, we’re going to outline all of the major differences of a panic attack vs. anxiety attack so that you can understand what you’re feeling and...
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20
Apr

The Dangerous Side Effects of XTC Drug Use

XTC is an illegal drug that you often find in “rave” or club scenes. Unfortunately, more and more young adults in the United States are abusing the XTC drug and suffering dangerous side effects. This article will tell you everything you need to know about the side effects of XTC drug use, and how to...
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10
Apr

7 Good Reasons to Leave Your Home During COVID-19

As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a growing trend of shaming people for leaving their homes. And while you should stay safe by social distancing and staying home when possible, sometimes you need vital resources that you can’t get at home. But what counts as a good reason to leave your home...
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07
Apr

Are Your Mental Health and Well-Being Being Impacted By Social Isolation?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you may feel that your mental health and well-being have fallen to the wayside. Social distancing is a great way to stay safe from COVID-19, but it may not help your mental health. This is especially true if you’re living with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety. But...
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07
Apr

7 Most Common Types of Anxiety and How to Deal with Them

Everybody has felt anxiety. Whether it’s about a new social situation, a presentation, or anything else, we all know that feeling of nervousness. But chronic anxiety may be a cause for concern. If you feel a persistent, debilitating nervousness, then you may suffer from one of several common types of anxiety. There are many types...
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06
Apr

What Is “Wet Brain” in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism?

For people who suffer from alcohol abuse and alcoholism, there are many risk factors that can cause long-term and even fatal health problems. One of these serious health conditions is known as “wet brain.” Learn more about this disorder, the symptoms, and the signs of chronic alcohol abuse that can put your life in danger....
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