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How Can I Tell If I’m Addicted To Pain Medication?

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An estimated 100 million U.S. adults live with chronic pain, which, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, affects more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Pain can be felt in one place on the body or all over, which may be described as a sharp or dull ache, soreness, […]

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13 Signs You’re Suffering from PAWS

Post-acute-withdrawal syndrome

The first step in any effective addiction treatment plan is medical detoxification, in which someone is closely monitored by medical professionals as they purge their body of the substances they have become dependent on. This process involves both physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, which are typically very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. Though the length and […]

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The Dangers of Driving Drunk: Consequences Beyond the Crash

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Do You Know the Extent of a DUI Charge? Drunk driving has not only always been dangerous but also potentially deadly. However, in today’s digital age, where we enjoy nearly unlimited access to a seemingly endless amount of information, there’s simply no excuse for being unaware of the often tragic facts and statistics associated with […]

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Baby Boomer Blues: The Reality of Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

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The disease of addiction is on the rise today, more than ever before. As if the harsh realities of addiction weren’t frightening enough, the baby boomer generation makes up a large number of people who are addicted to either drugs, alcohol, or both! Substance abuse among older adults often goes unnoticed as there are numerous […]

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Clonidine for Opiate Withdrawal

Clonidine for Opiate Withdrawal

What does a blood pressure medication have to do with opiate withdrawal? The two have more in common than you might think and it has to do with how the brain works. Interconnected features in the brain often connect two bodily functions that seem to have nothing in common at all. For instance, ibuprofen will […]

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How Alcoholism Can Kill You

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Drinking and driving. Drinking and drugging. Drinking and dying from just alcohol. It’s not often you hear about that last scenario, but it is possible. Can alcoholism kill you? Yes. But how does this happen? And, more importantly, how can you take steps to fight alcoholism? People with alcohol dependency might find it difficult to stop […]

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Ibogaine Treatment: Viable Recovery Option or Deadly Drug?

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Ibogaine treatment may be the next big break in addiction recovery medicine, but research has been halted because of a potentially deadly side effect. It is a psychoactive substance that can be found naturally in plants in the Apocynaceae family that grows in the Amazon and Central Africa. The world is in the middle of […]

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Valium and Alcohol | Are They Safe to Mix?

Valium and alcohol

Anxiety can be an oppressive force in your life. It’s more than experiencing a little nausea before public speaking or nervousness before a test. Anxiety can manifest because of triggers or for no discernible reason at all. Imagine feeling fear or anxiety as if there were a snake in your room but, even when the […]

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Adults | Symptoms, Facts, Characteristics

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Alcoholism can sometimes lead to lasting consequences —not only for the user but for their children as well. The most apparent example of this is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a physical and neurological disorder caused by mothers drinking while pregnant. Addiction and alcoholism are the most common causes of this malady. Here are the facts […]

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