Category: Alcohol abuse

The Dangers of Underage Drinking

September 18, 2018

Alcohol can be just as addictive as any other substance. The big difference lies in the fact that it is legal for those over 21, and easily attainable whether you are of age or not. Drinking does not have an age limit, and adolescents are generally exposed to alcohol during their high school years. Teenagers […]

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Alcoholism: 6 Things You Should Know About Binge Drinking in College

September 14, 2018

Do you, or any of your loved ones suffer from the debilitating effects of alcoholism? It’s likely that this addiction to alcohol started during the formative college years. Drinking during college is a popular pastime, but sometimes the “fun” we think we’re having leads to serious problems down the road. Habits that may seem harmless […]

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Mindfulness and Overcoming Withdrawal

August 28, 2018

Mindfulness practices have been used by Hindus and Buddhists for thousands of years. Today it is an important part of many holistic treatments including addiction. It goes without saying that your mind controls your addictive tendencies. Once your brain becomes chemically dependent on the effects of drugs and alcohol, it can be nearly impossible to […]

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Managing Triggers During and After Drug Abuse Treatment

August 20, 2018

A common misconception held among people with drug abuse problems is that they will undergo drug rehab and attain sobriety for life. The truth of the matter is that the success rate of those that have undergone treatment is as low as 5 to 10%. The reason for this lies in the inability of recovered […]

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Treating Alcoholism through Equine Therapy

August 18, 2018

The drug rehab industry is growing rapidly. Every now and then, there are several new therapies that become a part of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Complementary therapies like art therapy, music and dance therapy, yoga, and mindfulness meditation are ways that have been made part of the drug rehabilitation only recently. Yet, due to their […]

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs on the Planet

July 31, 2018

Addiction is a compulsive, substance-seeking behavior found in individuals who show signs of withdrawal when use is stopped. There has been an ongoing debate over which drugs are considered the most addictive. According to a panel of experts, how addictive a substance is can actually be measured. To determine addictiveness, experts compare the effect of […]

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Celebrities Who Died From Overdoses in 2018

July 27, 2018

In 2016, more than 63,600 Americans died of drug overdoses. Around two-thirds of these fatal incidents involved some type of opioid. Between 2015 and 2016, the fatal overdose rate from synthetic opioids, not counting methadone, more than doubled. Illegally manufactured fentanyl is likely to blame. Drug overdose, often unintentional, is a chronic problem. Lost in […]

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Should I Stop Drinking?

July 25, 2018

You might be wondering whether you should stop drinking for many reasons. There may have been instances where you fought with friends, wrecked your car, or made bad decisions that would have been otherwise avoided had it not been for your alcohol addiction. Like last spring, where you missed your flight for a conference when […]

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How Is Alcohol Addiction Treated?

July 20, 2018

Overcoming alcohol addiction is completely dependent on the will and commitment of the user.  A person has to want sobriety for themselves before they can truly accept help. The doctors, the medications, and therapies are merely aids in coping with withdrawal symptoms and side effects. The rest lies on the person’s ability to take these […]

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How Marketers Get Teens to Drink Fizzy, New Alcoholic Drinks Increasing AUD Risk

June 26, 2018

Effective advertising can encourage many different behaviors, some of which are unhealthy and dangerous. Studies have found that one of the things advertising encourages is underage drinking. Alcohol marketing helps increase the likelihood of high school and college students to drink heavily, putting them at risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Once marketers get teens […]

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