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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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