WHEN ALCOHOL CAUSES HEPATITIS - AR48
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WHEN ALCOHOL CAUSES HEPATITIS

Hepatitis is a grim reminder of the dangers of substance abuse. All versions (A, B, C, D, and E) can inflict extensive damage on the liver (and the rest of the body) and can produce excruciating pain if the victim does not receive appropriate treatment. Typically, these infections are spread View Article
HOW LEGALIZED CANNABIS HAS NEGATIVELY AFFECTED OTHER BUSINESSES - AR47
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HOW LEGALIZED CANNABIS HAS NEGATIVELY AFFECTED OTHER BUSINESSES

Consider that researchers have projected the international marijuana industry will soon be worth an estimated $31.4 billion by 2021. This statistic alone reveals just how much of an impact this drug has made not on the entire world. As of March 2018, thirty U.S. states have legalized the drug, while View Article
DECIPHERING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THC AND CBD - AR46
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DECIPHERING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THC AND CBD

Despite having a very simple purpose, marijuana itself is actually a fascinatingly complex organism. In fact, the cannabis plant comes into two strains (indica and Sativa) and contains 500 chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Once consumed, these chemicals enter our system and directly interact with our endocannabinoid system (a portion of View Article
Understanding Grief
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Understanding Grief: What Are the Stages of Grief?

As human beings, we all go through sadness and loss at some point in our lives. When a loved one dies, people grieve, and that’s a perfectly natural response. But just because it’s a normal occurrence doesn’t necessarily mean we’re well-equipped to deal with our overwhelming emotions. As a defense View Article
ALCOHOL: DANGEROUS STRESS RELIEF - AR45
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ALCOHOL: DANGEROUS STRESS RELIEF

According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), job stress is the number one cause of stress for adults in America, and it has increased significantly within the past few decades. Job stress is correlated to high demands in the workplace; stress can also come from the perception of not View Article
BINGE DRINKING AND COLLEGE STUDENTS - AR44
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BINGE DRINKING AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

Drinking during your college years is frequently glorified on television, and encouraged through the “party culture” that is prevalent at numerous colleges and universities. In this kind of environment, students have a higher likeliness of engaging in unsafe drinking activities, assuming that it’s a rite of passage. However, what many View Article
DO PARTIES AUTOMATICALLY EQUAL DRUG USE? - AR43
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DO PARTIES AUTOMATICALLY EQUAL DRUG USE?

Parties can be huge triggers for drug use.  Triggers are anything that causes a craving, and anything can be a trigger to our drug use. A trigger can be: Friday nights Anxiety Boredom Fatigue Leisurely time Loneliness Former friends Payday Sexual arousal Stress   Triggers are external stimuli that produce View Article
GETTING RID OF TRIGGERS: KNOW YOUR WEAKNESSES - AR42
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GETTING RID OF TRIGGERS: KNOW YOUR WEAKNESSES

So, you’ve managed to be, and stay clean for an ample amount of time and you’re proud of yourself! But, before you know it, it seems as though any and everything that could possibly cause stress and problems in your life begins to surface all at once; now you’re tempted View Article
WHAT ARE STREET DRUGS AND HOW DO THEY WORK? - AR41
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WHAT ARE STREET DRUGS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Making the decision to use street drugs (also known as club drugs), is essentially making the decision to take a lot of extreme risks. These drugs are very dangerous; typically there’s no way to find out just how potent they are, or what else may possibly be in them. Even View Article