quitting alcohol and depression

When Quitting Alcohol and Depression Symptoms Increase

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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…
flakka drug

Flakka Drug Abuse and Addiction

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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…
heavy drinking side effects

Heavy Drinking Side Effects

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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…
xanax bars

Addicted to Xanax Bars

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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

3-Part Series: Is Vaping Really Bad For Your Health? – Part 2

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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

Importance of Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

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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…
What Is Chemical Dependency

What Is Chemical Dependency

We hear plenty in the news about addiction, but what is chemical dependency? Most people are unaware of the distinction between drug and alcohol addiction and chemical dependency. In reality, it is possible to be addicted to a substance and…
alcohol use disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

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Drinking Too Much Alcohol According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, about 21.5 million adult Americans battle with substance use disorder. About 80% of those who are struggling with substance abuse disorder are abusing alcohol.…
opioid addiction

Opioid Addiction and Dependency Treatment Programs

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Not All Opioid Addiction Rehabs Are The Same Getting over an opioid addiction isn't easy, of course, nothing good in life ever is. And, those who have recovered all agree on one thing; life without opioids is much better, aka; good. Why is…
Marijuana Use and Mental Health

High THC Marijuana Use and Mental Health Issues

Understanding High THC in Marijuana Back in the 60s smoking weed was quite popular. There was something of a cultural revolution going on. Most of the folks that smoked pot back then eventually grew out of it and went on to have families and…