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China White Heroin: A Dangerous New Synthetic Drug

Ohio has been one of the states worst hit by the ongoing opioid crisis in America. One of the major reasons for this is the increasing amount of synthetic heroin being sold on the black market. Alongside well-known opioids like fentanyl, other synthetic opioids—such as U-47700, carfentanil, and China White heroin—are a constant danger. In...
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New Study Shows that Naloxone Doesn’t Encourage Drug Use

Over the last decade, the state of Ohio has been hit hard by the drug crisis. With the use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl, pink, and carfentanil on the rise, overdoses have become much more common. In 2007, unintentional drug poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicle crashes for...
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10 Reasons to Start Rehab Before the Holidays This Year

No matter how much you love your family and friends, it’s no secret that the holidays are a difficult time of year for a lot of people. Yes, it’s a time to celebrate, but it’s also hard to enjoy the holiday season when you’re struggling with a substance use disorder. Moreover, pressure to “perform” for...
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fentanyl poisoning

Fentanyl Poisoning: Why Ohio Drug Deaths Keep Rising

According to numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the estimated 47,000 deaths from opioids in 2018, roughly two-thirds involved synthetic opioids, most frequently fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid estimated to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. As a result, it carries an extremely high...
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Is Xanax Addictive? Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Abuse

Xanax, the popular brand name for the drug alprazolam, is a short-acting prescription medication that is sometimes prescribed to people with a variety of anxiety disorders. Xanax has a powerful sedative effect which wears off quickly, so patients are told to take xanax as needed in response to how they feel. However, this combination of...
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Why Ohioans Need to Know the Signs of Fentanyl Overdose in 2021

Over the last decade, the state of Ohio has been hit hard with the drug crisis. Recently, fentanyl has been central to this crisis. Due to this, residents of Ohio should know the signs of a fentanyl overdose. This is because if you are around illicit drugs in Ohio, you are likely to be exposed...
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Mental Health Rehab: What to Know About Inpatient Treatment

Mental Health Rehab: What to Know About Inpatient Treatment

When most people think of therapy for mental illness, they often think of meeting with a psychiatrist for weekly counseling sessions. While this can be an effective treatment for mental disorders, many people find that they require further support. Mental health rehabilitation, also known as mental health rehab for short, offers an added layer of...
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Halloween Myths: How “Haunted Psych Wards” Harm Mental Health

The attraction of a haunted hospital is nothing new. For generations, Americans have sought out abandoned psychiatric wards, sanatoriums, and other mental health facilities as a way to get into the Halloween spirit. Often, this can feel like harmless holiday fun. But there is a real danger in the way these attractions and psych ward...
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Does Anxiety Go Away? Stress and Mental Health

Very few people can say they are getting through life without feeling on edge at some point or another. The feeling of fear or worrying about something or someone is universal. But sometimes, people feel anxiety consistently for extremely long periods of time, which can lead to the question: Does anxiety go away? Why Do...
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Veteran mental health

Governor DeWine Speaks Out About Veteran Mental Health

Speaking to reporters last month about the situation in Afghanistan, Governor DeWine announced a new program to help bolster Ohio’s veteran care services. “First of all, your service matters,” DeWine said in his official statement. “Your service mattered. You matter. The people of Ohio, the people of this country, are deeply grateful for your service....
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