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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HOW MUSIC CAN BE LINKED TO DRUG USE

Popular music is chock full of song lyrics that idolize glamorous lifestyles, fancy cars, and spur of the moment adventures. Listeners hear these songs condoning the use of illicit drugs and consuming dangerous amounts of alcohol. However, the…

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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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CONCERTA ADDICTION

Concerta (methylphenidate) is a prescription stimulant in the same class as Ritalin. In fact, Concerta and Ritalin have essentially the same chemical make-up, but Concerta is the extended-release version, lasting up to 12 hours. The chemical makeup of…

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HOW CANNABINOIDS CAN BE DANGEROUS

Spice is one of the many commercial names or brands for synthetic designer drugs that are meant to mimic THC, the primary active ingredient in marijuana. It is generally a mixture of manmade chemicals with mind-altering effects, and…

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