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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

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

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 …

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

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

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

What is Rock Bottom? We hear the phrase rock bottom a lot when the topic of drug abuse or addiction arises. But what is it? What is the actual  Meaning of Rock Bottom? And why do so many people use it to carry such a negative connotation? Although it is often riddled with warning signs, …

August 2, 2021

Does Alcohol Cause Hair Loss? There are many different causes of hair loss. Family history, hormonal changes, medications, and aging are among the most common causes of hair loss. These are the cited the most when people ask, ‘ Does alcohol cause hair loss?’  With these other reasons in mind, it comes as no surprise …

August 2, 2021

What Constitutes Drug Abuse? Drug abuse is not always straightforward. It is not always about illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine. What are the ways drugs are abused? Drug abuse is often more about the method or the approach than the drug itself. Many people are surprised to find how frequently prescription drugs are abused, …