NAVIGATING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS - AR36
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NAVIGATING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Despite all of the joy and good tidings it brings, the holiday season can be a time of stress and unrealistic expectations of ourselves and those around us. The stress that these unrealistic expectations cause often leads many to alcohol and other substances in an attempt to cope. The holidays View Article
HOW TO SPOT A PAINKILLER ADDICTION - AR35
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HOW TO SPOT A PAINKILLER ADDICTION

Chronic pain plagues more than one-third of the American population, and many people tend to manage it via prescription medication. It’s usually a concern that taking these painkillers will lead to addiction. These drugs were intended to reduce pain and increase tolerance, yet they simultaneously usher in a sense of View Article
TREATMENT FOR TRAZODONE ADDICTION - AR34
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TREATMENT FOR TRAZODONE ADDICTION

Trazodone is an oral antidepressant drug that affects the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in the brain; it is medically prescribed to treat anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and pain. However, it can also be abused, which leads to addiction. Even though trazodone is not classified as a controlled substance, any misuse may View Article
ADDERALL ADDICTION - AR33
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ADDERALL ADDICTION

Adderall is made up of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and can be a useful medication for those who suffer from ADHD. However, because of the manner in which it operates in the brain  Adderall is steadily becoming one of the most frequently abused drugs. It binds to norepinephrine and dopamine receptors View Article
ABUSING ALCOHOL IN THE FORM OF POWDER - ar32
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ABUSING ALCOHOL IN THE FORM OF POWDER

Powdered alcohol is created when alcohol is absorbed by a sugar derivative called dextrin and is later put through a process of encapsulation. This mechanism is very simple because certain sugar derivatives can be used to trap ethanol and produce a powder. When the powder is stored in tightly sealed View Article
HOW CAMPRAL IS USED TO TREAT ALCOHOLISM - AR31
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HOW CAMPRAL IS USED TO TREAT ALCOHOLISM

Campral is used to efficiently treat alcoholism, though scientists still don’t completely understand how it works in the brain. This drug stops alcohol cravings and decreases interest in drinking (even in chronic alcoholics). Campral is believed to also address withdrawal symptoms in long term drinkers. In short, this medication can View Article
Understanding LGBTQ Stats on Substance Abuse and Addiction
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Understanding LGBTQ Stats on Substance Abuse and Addiction

  If you’re a member of the LGBTQ community, you already know that LGBTQ folks face far more hardships than straight people do. You may not be surprised to learn that LGBTQ people are twice as likely to abuse drugs as straight people. But the stats go a lot further View Article
HOW THE ABUSE OF OXYCODONE AFFECTS YOUR BODY - AR30
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HOW THE ABUSE OF OXYCODONE AFFECTS YOUR BODY

Oxycodone is a drug that contains highly addictive properties. After using it for a period of time, your body builds up tolerance and grows to depend on it for normal everyday functioning. Oxycodone also alters the manner in which your brain functions; it brings about feelings of euphoria, which is View Article
MASQUERADE WITH MORPHINE - AR29
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MASQUERADE WITH MORPHINE

The power of morphine as a narcotic painkiller used to manage moderate to severe chronic pain, is a well-known fact. It binds to opiate receptors in the brain and changes the body’s perception of pain. However, morphine can also carry a strong potential for abuse, leading to these three main View Article