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The Blackberry Center
01
Mar

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Statistics and Efficacy

Due to increased stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 81,000 people experienced fatal overdoses between May of 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With such high overdose death rates, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) could save countless lives by helping them safely detox from addictive substances like alcohol,...
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22
Feb

Emotional Sobriety Tips for Long-Term Recovery

It is important to think about emotional sobriety, no matter where you are at in your journey to recovering from drugs or alcohol. Although there are a lot of physical hurdles to overcome, without also focusing on your emotional recovery, you may easily find yourself turning to drugs and alcohol over and over again throughout...
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19
Feb

Are Pharm Parties Real? Prescription Drug Abuse Facts

What is a pharm party? Well, that depends who you ask. According to some news sources, a pharm party (AKA pill party or skittles party) is a gathering when people, usually young adults, bring various prescription drugs to share. The pills are then mixed into a bowl where everyone can take as much as they...
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08
Feb

Fake Percocet Is Still in Florida in 2021, What Are the Risks?

Opioid medications are frequently prescribed for pain management. And during the opioid epidemic that swept the nation in the 2000s, the state of Florida became an epicenter for these prescription pain pills. Florida’s pill mills were so loosely regulated that pill seekers from other states would visit Florida with the only intention of obtaining an...
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01
Feb

Signs of Drug Addiction: Heroin, Cocaine, and More

Recognizing the signs of drug addiction in yourself or in a loved one is not always easy. Moreover, this past year has brought extra challenges that make getting help even more of a struggle for people who have substance use disorders and other mental health conditions. Unfortunately, the latest drug trends in the United States...
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25
Jan

Is Liquid G (GHB) Making a Comeback in 2021?

Liquid G, a popular club drug of the 1990s, has been showing up again with a new crowd of younger users.  Described as similar to alcohol when taken in small amounts, liquid G is known to increase sociability, decrease inhibitions, and create a relaxed state. At only slightly higher dosages, however, liquid G has proven...
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18
Jan

Florida Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise: 2019 vs 2020

As we transition into 2021, many people feel tempted to forget about 2020 whenever possible. It was a difficult year f0r a lot of people, and most are looking forward to brighter days ahead. And while that’s an admirable attitude, 2020 Florida drug overdose deaths need to be studied to assess the danger during 2021....
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11
Jan

Addiction Recovery Support from Rehab to Lifelong Sobriety

With a sigh of relief, we said goodbye to 2020 and hello to a fresh start with 2021. This is the time that we often set our sights on changing for the better by committing to choices that are healthier both physically and mentally. If substance use crept into your life in 2020 and you...
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04
Jan

Sober Living Activities to Help You Avoid Relapse

Getting sober isn’t easy by any stretch, but it’s certainly simpler than long-term sober living. While drug and alcohol treatment can lay the groundwork for your addiction recovery, lifelong sobriety is a choice you have to make every day. And the kind of lifestyle you lead can go a long way in making that choice...
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28
Dec

Mental Health Statistics in 2020 Compared to 2019

Mental health statistics have always been important for medical and mental health professionals to understand and consider, but they have been even more important in 2020 for everyone to consider. It doesn’t matter if you have been diagnosed with something like bipolar disorder or depression in the past or if you have never technically been...
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