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Gray Death Drug Ohio

5 Facts You Need to Know About the Fatal Gray Death Drug

With more and more reports of the gray death drug appearing throughout the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is urging the public to learn as much about this deadly substance as possible before additional lives are lost. With that in mind, here are five important facts you need to know about the gray...
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HIV Drug Needles

Recent HIV Spike from Drug Needles Highlights Ohio Drug Problem

Ohio health officials reported some alarming preliminary statistics highlighting an ongoing Ohio drug problem in the suburbs of Cincinnati. According to a public health press release, eight new cases of HIV have been recorded in Butler county since the start of 2021. While this number is seemingly low, it represents a 700% increase from the...
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Overdose Deaths Among Black Americans

Overdose Deaths Among Black Americans Keep Rising: Why?

It’s no secret that Ohio has been deeply affected by the opioid epidemic. And in many cases, opioid overdoses proved fatal. But in recent years, it seemed that the problem was improving. For example, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that the 2017 rate of 4,293 opioid overdose deaths fell to 3,237 deaths in...
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drinker's nose

Drinker’s Nose: Is “Alcoholic Nose” Really From Drinking?

Alcoholic nose, or drinker’s nose, is an informal term that refers to an enlarged purple nose that is thought to be caused by chronic alcohol abuse. The condition was made famous by W.C. Fields, an American actor during the early 20th century known for his heavy drinking who referred to the bumps on his bulbous...
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Brown County Suicide Rates

Brown County Suicide Rates: New Cause for Concern

The national suicide rate is 13.9 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. And the Ohio suicide rate is similar, coming in at 14 suicide deaths per 100,000 people as of 2017. But Brown County has a much higher suicide rate than both of these rates, with 18 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. What’s even more concerning...
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how to help an addict

How to Help an Addict: Addiction Recovery in Ohio

If you care about someone who is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you might feel helpless at times. Though you might be able to clearly see that the person you care about needs help with their addiction and mental health, they might not be ready to face the truth. But this doesn’t...
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Going Back to Work After COVID

Stress About Returning to Work: Beating COVID Anxiety

After a long year of widespread unemployment, it’s natural to have some nervousness about returning to work. While the vaccinations have proven effective and COVID case numbers are down in most parts of the United States, returning to work after COVID can still cause some stress. Like any period of transition, it’s natural to feel...
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stages of recovery

What Are the 5 Stages of Recovery for Mental Health?

Have you ever heard the saying that recovery doesn’t happen overnight? In the situation of mental health wellness, this phrase holds true. Though recovery doesn’t happen overnight, the stages of recovery for mental health are each important steps toward lifelong healing. Below, we cover the five mental health stages of recovery as well as where...
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Ohio mental health center

Using Ohio Mental Health Hotlines: Do I Need Help?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have faced increased stress and mental health issues. And one of the services that have helped people deal with these stressors has been Ohio mental health hotlines. These services provide quick, immediate support for individuals who need help in a crisis. But are they right for you? Today, we’ll be...
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Upper drugs

Upper Drugs: Stimulant Use in Ohio in 2021

“Upper drugs” is a term that refers to substances that stimulate the brain and body. Also called stimulants or speed, the effects of these drugs speed up the central nervous system (CNS). Upper drugs come in legal and illegal forms, both of which have increased in use in recent years. Learn more about uppers, why...
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