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September 18, 2021

When your body becomes dependent on alcohol, cravings and other withdrawal symptoms appear after you stop drinking or significantly reduce your intake. In many cases, alcohol withdrawal can be mild.  But in others, it can be more severe, even life-threatening. Because alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, its side effects are achieved by slowing …

September 17, 2021

What Are Ted Talks? Ted Talks are conferences organized by a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. Typically, Ted Talk videos are short and powerful talks you can listen to for free in 18 minutes or less. The speakers are experts in their fields.  The topics cover a wide range, from activism to virtual reality. The …

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

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

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

Can Drug Use Speed Up Aging? One of the earliest signs of drug abuse is a drastic change in someone’s physical appearance. From dry skin and wrinkles to rapid weight loss and glassy eyes, many illicit drugs make themselves known through your appearance.  Drugs and alcohol can alter your appearance in different ways. While the …

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 …