HOW ALCOHOL AND STRESS ARE RELATED

After a hectic day, it may seem as though there is nothing more relaxing than having a few drinks to help you unwind. However, though it is a little known fact, drinking alcohol can actually make you feel…

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HOW TO IDENTIFY ALCOHOL ABUSE WITHIN YOURSELF

Thanks to social media, popular culture, and personal experiences, many people know what the typical signs of alcohol abuse within friends, family, and peers look like. However, it’s always a different perspective when you’re on the outside looking…

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HOW ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS ARE RELATED

The American Psychiatric Association defines mental illness as “health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion, or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities.”  Anyone…

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CELEBRITIES WHO WON THE FIGHT AGAINST OPIOID ADDICTION

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an overdose related to Opioids, and approximately 1.7 million Americans have a diagnosable addiction to prescription opioids (such as hydrocodone or OxyContin). Celebrities are one and the same and their…

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REHAB VS. DETOX: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Drug addiction affects over 23.5 million Americans and under 12% of those addicted actually get treatment. Although drugs and alcohol all have different mechanisms of action, all addictions have the same root behaviors as well as similar biochemical…

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BINGE DRINKING AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″ _i=”0″ _address=”0″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0″ custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0.0.0″] Drinking during your college years is frequently glorified on television, and encouraged…

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HOW ALCOHOLISM CAN BE DANGEROUS

Alcohol consumption can be a harmless social activity when done in moderation and at healthy volumes. It can be used for celebratory purposes and poses no threat when enjoyed responsibly. However, many people succumb to the trap of…

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THE “NASTY” IN NICOTINE

Nicotine administration through any route can create psychoactive effects, mood alterations, positive reinforcement, and eventually, addiction. However, inhalation of tobacco smoke is the quickest and most efficient method of nicotine delivery to the brain. Less than ten seconds…

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CAN A BETTER DIET AID IN RECOVERY?

Getting to the point of recovery from addiction is a huge victory. But, what do you do once you get there? Maintaining this status is highly important, and there is one major factor that can potentially make or…

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