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August 25, 2021

Unfortunately, binge drinking by college students is relatively common, and comes with a host of worrying side effects for mental health. According to the National Institutes of Health, a 2018 study found that 37% of college students had engaged in binge drinking within the previous month. The National Institutes of Health also reports that binge …

August 24, 2021

What is Lean Addiction? While it may not be one of the most well-known drugs of choice, lean addiction is a growing problem in the United States. Lean is an illicit substance that combines codeine cough syrup with soda and hard candy. Lean contains codeine, which can be highly addictive, and it is especially abused …

August 23, 2021

Painkiller Addiction Among Suburban Housewives May Be On the Rise According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2 million Americans began abusing prescription painkillers in 2017, which means painkiller addiction among suburban housewives may be on the rise. Prescription painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet are safe for treating short-term pain, but people may abuse …

August 22, 2021

If you are undergoing a drug test, you are likely wondering, “How long do drugs stay in your system?” The answer to this question varies depending upon the type of drug. For example, as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has explained, drugs stay in your system for different amounts of time based …

August 2, 2021

Is There a Link Between Drug Addiction and Hair Loss? Hair loss is a natural part of life. We lose hair as we age, from genetic conditions, and under high levels of stress. But not all causes of hair loss are natural ones. Alcoholism and drug addiction, for example, are two conditions that few people …

August 2, 2021

Why Does Drug Abuse Affect Our Skin? We talk a lot about how drug and alcohol abuse can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health. The major health concerns, including things like depression and anxiety, different cancers, and heart and lung problems are well-known. What about the effects of addiction on the skin? We …

August 2, 2021

Am I An Alcoholic? If you’ve ever felt like alcoholics on TV and in movies all resemble each other, you’re not alone. In reality, alcoholics come in many different forms. Addiction, whether to alcohol or drugs, is a chronic disease.  Researchers and medical professionals are still working hard to determine why some people become addicted …

August 2, 2021

Functioning Alcoholics Across the country, nearly 18 million adults have an alcohol use disorder. With such a high number, it would be impossible for each of these disorders to look the same. Before we talk about the different types of alcoholism and signs of functioning alcoholism, let’s go over what it means to be a …

August 2, 2021

Meth Mouth Many people are surprised to find that bad breath is a common consequence of drug abuse. We talk extensively about the physical and mental health impairments related to drug abuse. But these are not the only impairments that we have to worry about.  Oral problems, including bad breath, are particularly common among meth …

August 2, 2021

Does Cocaine Use Cause Bad Breath? The phrase cocaine abuse often conjures up images of powder trails, dollar bill straws, mirrors, and credit cards. We think of the 1980s when cocaine abuse was common and unquestioned. But many don’t realize that this illicit stimulant is staging a comeback.  From 1999 to 2019, fatal overdoses involving …

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