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15
Jun

How Bath Salt Drug Abuse Leads to Addiction in Florida
The effects of bath salts make them both highly desirable and very dangerous.

You have probably heard of the “bath salts” drug, but what is it, really? And what makes it so dangerous? Let’s take a look at the basics of the designer drug known as bath salts. What we know as the “bath salts” drug is scientifically known as synthetic cathinones. People in East Africa and South...
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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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23
Mar

Amphetamine vs. Methamphetamine: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered about the differences between amphetamine and methamphetamine? With such close similarities, it can be quite confusing to understand the legality and risks of using amphetamine vs. methamphetamine.  The Blackberry Center is here to answer your questions. Here’s everything you need to know about these addictive drugs. Prescription Use of Amphetamine Vs....
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31
Oct

Whippits: 11 Facts You Need to Know
If you suspect that your loved one is abusing whippits, there are important signs to be aware of.

For years, nitrous oxide has been a safe and medically prescribed pain treatment. Some people abuse nitrous oxide as a recreational drug for its euphoric, relaxing, and dissociative effects. Known as whippits, this drug is a common ingredient in whipped cream dispensers. Because whippits are legal and so easy to obtain, they are especially popular...
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09
Oct

Finding the Best Heroin Rehab Near Me

It might surprise you to learn that heroin was originally intended to be a safer alternative to morphine. Of course, not long after, the awful effects of heroin and heroin withdrawal came out. Heroin abuse is extremely dangerous and habit-forming. Worse yet, any time you shoot up or snort the drug, you risk a fatal...
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02
Oct

Faith-Based Rehabs in Florida: Does God Make a Difference?

Many Florida rehabilitation centers are now offering faith-based programs to help people enter and stay in recovery. Of course, this leads to a question: Does God make a difference in recovery? The short answer: yes. The longer answer is that faith-based rehabs provide key addiction recovery elements that secular programs lack. Patients feel that when...
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17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

To ensure accuracy, this article was reviewed by Dr. Jenny Wells. Dr. Wells is a Forensic Psychologist with over 20 years experience, and she received her PhD in Forensic Psychology from the University of Birmingham. Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about...
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10
Jul

16 Celebrities in Recovery from Addiction

The rich and famous are no strangers to drug and alcohol abuse. The number of celebrities struggling with alcohol and drug addictions showcase just how widespread this problem really is. However, the following celebrities in recovery from addiction have been able to heal from substance abuse and lead fulfilling lives. 1. Elton John  Elton John...
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01
May

Here’s What to Expect in Your First Year of Sobriety

As you transition from a life of substance abuse to one of recovery, many things will happen. It’s a lot like a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs. You will face many challenges, but it’s important to keep pushing forward and to learn how to live in sobriety. To begin this process, let’s...
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14
Apr

5 Fundamental Qualities to Look for in a Sponsor

If you are at the beginning of your recovery journey, one of your greatest assets is a good sponsor. Your sponsor, who is most likely a part of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), can bring you one step closer to a lasting recovery. Consider these 5 qualities to look for in a sponsor...
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