A Deadly Combination: Medication with Drugs or Alcohol

A Deadly Combination: Medication with Drugs or Alcohol

Mixing any drug with alcohol is extremely dangerous and can be fatal. This includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and recreational drugs. Drinking alcohol with medication or drugs increases the risks of health complications and harmful effects to the liver, heart,

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Are Eating Disorders Linked to Mental Health?

Are Eating Disorders Linked to Mental Health?

Eating disorders are classified as addictive behaviors and are linked to mental health conditions. Addictive behavior manifests itself in preoccupation with food and eating, withdrawal symptoms, continuation of disturbed eating behavior in spite of negative consequences, loss of control, and

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How to Know if your Teen is Addicted

How to Know if your Teen is Addicted

Teens experience a wide range of emotions and changes in adolescence. When young people use drugs or alcohol to cope, there is a high risk they might engage in risky or dangerous behavior. Many teens and young adults suffer from

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Things you Should Bring to Treatment

Things you Should Bring to Treatment

Packing for your stay in treatment can be overwhelming. Knowing what you should bring to treatment beforehand will be less stressful. Treatment Follow the general guidelines of what usually is and is not acceptable. What you should bring to treatment:

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Making the Best out of Your Recovery

Making the Best out of Your Recovery

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is the first step to recovery and takes a lot of courage and strength. While accepting your addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult, acknowledgment is imperative in the recovery

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Drug Use during Pregnancy

Drug Use during Pregnancy

Addiction does not discriminate and can happen to anyone. Pregnant women are no exception. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult for a pregnant woman to seek treatment due to fear and the stigma of drug use during pregnancy. Instead of

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Alcohol's Effect on the Heart

Alcohol’s Effect on the Heart

Alcohol affects a person’s mood, emotions, and behavior and makes the brain release dopamine, which causes a pleasurable feeling. Alcohol consumption affects the brain and its ability to control the individual’s behavior, thinking, motion, and speech and has deadly affects

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Addicted to Sleeping Pills

Addicted to Sleeping Pills

Many people who suffer with disruptive sleep patterns take prescription medication for insomnia. Sleeping pills are designed for short-term use to help a person sleep. Just like other drugs, sleeping pills can be addictive when taken longer and more often

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Can Excessive Gaming Make You Addicted?

Can Excessive Gaming Make You Addicted?

Video games can be fun for people of all ages. People play as a single player or online with other people. Excessive gaming can interfere with relationships, cause emotional problems, and lead to isolation. Excessive or compulsive use of computer

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