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Detox Withdrawal: Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world. Harmful drinking leads to 88,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Alcohol is the third leading risk factor for poor health outcomes. Alcohol Detox Medical detox for alcohol is the process by…
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When Quitting Alcohol and Depression Symptoms Increase

So you muster up the strength to stop drinking, but now your depression symptoms get worse. Alcoholism and depression occur together often. People who struggle with alcohol abuse may become depressed as a result of the drinking. Many problems…
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Flakka Drug Abuse and Addiction

Flakka is a dangerous synthetic stimulant drug. Nicknamed the Zombie drug, flakka began to catch on some years ago in Florida. Since then the drug has found its way across the U.S. This cheap stimulant is more potent than meth or cocaine. It…
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How to Manage Ambien Withdrawal

Chances are you or someone you know has an Ambien story to tell. This popular prescription sleep aid has become notorious for the unusual adverse effects it has on some people, including sleep-eating, sleep-driving, memory lapses, hallucinations,…
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Heavy Drinking Side Effects

If you or a loved one has a long-term alcohol use disorder you are probably well aware of the short-term adverse affects caused by alcohol abuse. These effects cut a wide swath through a person’s life, negatively impacting physical and mental…
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Addicted to Xanax Bars

Learn About the Dangers of Xanax Someone who struggles with anxiety or panic attacks may find relief with the aid of a drug like Xanax. Xanax is a sedative in the benzo class of drugs that quickly calm your system. Xanax is also a drug with…
Vaping Really Bad For Your Health
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3-Part Series: Is Vaping Really Bad For Your Health? – Part 2

Criticisms of Vaping There are a number of criticisms of vaping. Many complain about the second hand vapor cloud. Often stating they can taste the flavor of the vapor second-hand. Health professionals say that if a vape user has the flu or…
Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis
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Importance of Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

Prescribing Medications More Effectively Last week we breached the topic of genetic testing and how it can affect mental health treatments. This week we wanted to dive in a little deeper and zero in specifically on dual diagnosis. But what…
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What Happens To The Brain And Body During Detox

What Happens to the Brain and Body During Detox The first critical step in the recovery process involves the process of eliminating the substance, and related chemicals and toxins, from the body. Unfortunately, anticipating the detox and withdrawal…