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The Alarming Rise of the Zombie Drug and Flakka

The term “Zombie Drug” has gripped the public’s imagination, conjuring images of individuals in a trance-like, unresponsive state. This term broadly refers to drugs that drastically alter a person’s behavior and physical appearance, leading to zombie-like characteristics.   In recent years, Xylazine, a veterinary sedative, has become infamously linked to this term due to its...
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Addiction Recovery Quotes: The Ultimate Collection

Inspirational addiction recovery quotes can serve as powerful tools in cultivating an optimistic mindset, acting as beacons of motivation and encouragement.   The journey of overcoming addiction is often marked by challenges that affect both the mind and the body. Individuals battling substance abuse frequently turn to drugs or alcohol as a means to numb...
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Meth Addiction: Symptoms and Treatments

Meth addiction is a severe and complex issue that demands a detailed understanding. Methamphetamine, widely known as meth, is a highly addictive stimulant with profound effects on the central nervous system.   Originating as a medical treatment for conditions like ADHD and narcolepsy, its potent effects have led to widespread abuse and addiction. This guide...
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What is Behavioral Health? Definition, Services and Differences

In an era where health and wellness are at the forefront of our collective consciousness, understanding the full spectrum of what influences our well-being is more important than ever. “What is Behavioral Health?” This question opens the door to a comprehensive exploration of how our actions, choices, and lifestyle impact not just our mental state,...
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Geriatric Behavioral Health: Adding Years and Quality to Their Years

In a society where the well-being of seniors is often overlooked, understanding and addressing the unique behavioral health needs of this age group is paramount. This comprehensive guide delves into the current landscape of geriatric behavioral health, underscores the need for specialized services, and presents Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital’s unique approach through our Silver Lining Program....
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How to Help Someone with Mental Illness

In any given year, one in five adults in America grapples with mental illness, making the need for mental illness help more crucial than ever. The task of assisting a loved one dealing with mental illness can often feel overwhelming. How do you approach them? What are the available mental health services? And what can...
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Coping with Grief and Loss

Navigating the Path of Grief: Coping with Loss and Finding Healing Introduction: Grief is a natural and complex emotion that follows the loss of a loved one or a significant life change. While it’s a deeply personal journey, there are coping strategies that can help you navigate the pain and find a path towards healing...
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Managing Anxiety Disorders

Empowering Strategies for Managing Anxiety Disorders Introduction: Anxiety disorders can be overwhelming, affecting every aspect of your life. The good news is that there are effective strategies and techniques that can help you manage and alleviate the impact of anxiety. In this guide, we’ll explore a range of approaches to empower you on your journey...
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Understanding Mental Health Stigma

Breaking Down Barriers: Understanding Mental Health Stigma Introduction: Mental health stigma is a pervasive issue that can prevent individuals from seeking help, accessing treatment, and living their lives without fear of judgment. In this guide, we’ll delve into the concept of mental health stigma, its effects on individuals and society, and the importance of breaking...
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Importance of Positive Self-Talk for Well-Being

Harnessing the Power of Positivity: The Importance of Positive Self-Talk for Well-Being Introduction: The way you speak to yourself matters more than you might realize. Positive self-talk isn’t just a feel-good exercise; it plays a significant role in shaping your mental and emotional well-being. In this guide, we’ll explore why cultivating a habit of positive...
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