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Cocaine and Your Brain: What are the Risks and Side Effects?

By |August 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Cocaine use has a detrimental effect on your brain. It is associated with many of the same risks and side effects as other addictive drugs. Some people believe that cocaine can be used casually and without any long-term adverse effects. Let us take a moment to dispel that myth: cocaine is dangerous, and the immediate

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Why are Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Still Rising in 2018?

By |August 15th, 2018|Tags: , , |

“The epidemic of deaths involving opioids continues to worsen. Prescription opioid misuse and use of heroin and illicitly-manufactured fentanyl are intertwined and deeply troubling problems.” ~Dr. Thomas Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid overdoses kill 131 Americans a day. Let that number sink in for a moment. Every

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15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

By |August 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol Many people think nothing of going out for a drink after work or grabbing a beer out of the fridge even if they’re taking medication. However, drugs often don’t mix well with alcohol, and you should be careful of drinking while taking any

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3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of

By |August 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

The concept of a gateway drug is not new. Most people have heard of the idea, but may not know which substances qualify as gateway drugs. It is important for everyone to be wary of gateway drugs. Part of this means understanding the risk factors of addiction and the slow progression toward physical dependence. This

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The Link Between Anger and Alcoholism

By |August 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ~Buddha Feeling anger is part of being human. It’s an integral (and sometimes necessary) human emotion. From toddlers to old men, everyone experiences anger from time to time. But taken too far, anger can make existing addictions worse - and

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Living with Adult ADHD – The Struggle is Real

By |August 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

When many people think of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they think of hyperactive or easily distracted children. While it is true that ADHD is commonly diagnosed in early childhood; thousands of American adults are diagnosed with ADHD every year. This post will look at some of the facts and figures for the drug.

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David Cassidy: Drinking, Not Dementia, Killed 1970’s Idol

By |July 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

DISCLAIMER: David Cassidy lived a life largely in the public eye, and his struggles with alcoholism—the disease that ultimately killed him—are well-documented. This an attempt to provide context to that battle and hopefully, help someone who might currently be facing comparable problems. For a generation of people “of a certain age” David Cassidy will

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