Children of Parents with an Addiction

Children of Parents with an Addiction

Addiction affects mental and physical health, finances, job productivity, and relationships. Family and friends also suffer the consequences of their loved one’s addiction. They struggle with fear, sadness, and helplessness from their loved one’s addiction. Children of parents with an

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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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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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Peer Pressure and Teen Substance Abuse

Peer Pressure and Teen Substance Abuse

There is a tremendous amount of pressure on teens today as they try to fit in with others to be socially accepted. Social media plays a huge role in how teens perceive other peers as well as themselves. Getting a

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

Alcohol affects your body physically, physiologically, and mentally. Excessive drinking leads to a dependence on alcohol and puts you at high-risk for many serious health problems. Alcohol consumption can lead to liver damage, kidney failure, lung infections, and even cancer.

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Binge Drinking and Alcohol Addiction

Binge Drinking and Alcohol Addiction

Binge drinking is popular among college students and can be fatal, even without the person losing consciousness. Those at risk of alcohol poisoning are people who struggle with alcoholism, college students, and those who take medication. Some signs of alcohol

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The Danger of Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

The Danger of Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Blackouts were once associated with alcoholism but can happen when a person drinks a lot of alcohol too fast. Blackouts cause long-term damage. High levels of alcohol impair the part of the brain that forms new memories. A blackout is

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Children of Parents with an Addiction to Alcohol

Children of Parents with an Addiction to Alcohol

Children of parents who struggle with alcoholism are at risk of experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and drug or alcohol abuse. Children of parents with an addiction to alcohol can feel uncertain, unstable, neglected, disorganized,

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