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Project Semicolon Promotes Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness

Project Semicolon is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Founded in 2013, the organization has helped millions of people and believes suicide is generally preventable and is the collective responsibility of each and every person on the planet. Suicide, tragically, is all too common. Not only is it a sign that someone’s suffering […]




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Serotonin Syndrome From Mixing Prescriptions Could Be Fatal

With the popularity and necessity of so many antidepressant medications available on the market today, it’s important for people taking them to understand the potential dangers of serotonin syndrome. Most adults in the United States, especially those that struggle with insomnia from time to time, are familiar with the word “serotonin.” The term conjures up […]




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What is the Difference Between Molly (MDMA) & Sally (MDA)?

Known on the street as “Sally,” the MDA drug is closely related to “Molly” or “Ecstasy,” the street names for MDMA. Some people refer to it as the “sass drug” or simply “sass” because it is made from safrole oil that comes from the sassafras plant and is considered a hallucinogen In December 2015, the […]




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The Quit Smoking Timeline and What Happens to the Body

Most long-time smokers enjoy cigarettes despite the health risks. But if they need a little motivation to stop, seeing the quit smoking timeline and understanding what happens to the body when you quit smoking might provide an incentive to becoming a non-smoker. Smokers are all too familiar with the satisfaction of lighting up a cigarette […]




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How Long Do Drugs Stay In Your System?

One of the most frequently asked questions by teens and young adults is “how long do drugs stay in your system?” Testing for the presence of illegal drugs in a person’s system has been around for quite some time now, and new technologies in drug screenings have made these tests nearly impossible to beat. Parents […]




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The Gabapentin High – Misuse and Abuse of Neurontin Painkiller on the Rise

The medication Gabapentin (Neurontin) is considered a safe, non-addictive alternative to opioid painkillers. Recently, though, law enforcement and health care professionals witnessed a spike in the number of arrests and hospital visits associated with gabapentin abuse and people only using it to get high. “We started hearing from pharmacists about people trying to get early […]




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Unipolar Depression vs. Bipolar Depression

Mood disorders, such as Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression, are the most common cause of hospitalization in the United States for people under the age of 45 (besides pregnancy and birth), according to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). Make no mistake, the struggle is very real. Depression is a serious disease caused by […]




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10 Films and Movies About Depression

Because depressive symptoms have become such a normal part of life for millions of people, it’s no surprise Hollywood has used them as an underlying theme and produced so many films and movies about depression. Depression is more than just being blue. While quite common, there are different types of depressive disorders that vary in […]




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Polysubstance Abuse: Addicted to the ‘High’ Rather Than the Drugs

Most people are familiar with the term “substance abuse,” but many have never heard of “polysubstance abuse.” Until there’s a social consensus, it bears repeating that addiction is a complex and complicated disease of the brain. People develop the condition for a variety of different reasons, which makes plotting out an effective treatment approach a […]




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21 Signs You Might Have a Drinking Problem

There’s a saying that rings true for many people – “If you have to ask if you have a drinking problem, you probably do.” Because addiction is complex, it’s not always clear for individuals with the condition, or for those around them, to know they’ve developed a drinking problem. In many cases, denial can keep […]




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