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Xanax Addiction and Withdrawals

Benzodiazepines are a class of anti-anxiety medications that include Klonopin, Valium and Xanax. These are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. There are more than 50 million people worldwide who are currently prescribed a benzodiazepine medication. While most people think of them as a relatively low-level drug used to help people sleep and overcome anxiety, benzodiazepine …

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The Dangers of Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

There is no amount of alcohol a pregnant woman could consume without it affecting her unborn child. Expectant mothers are often unaware of the dangers that exist. Even if a woman drinks in the early stages of her pregnancy before she finds out that she’s pregnant the risk is still severe. Doctors around the world tell women who are pregnant …

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Is Alcohol Affecting My Ability To Sleep Comfortably?

Alcohol is a drug that is oh-so normalized yet gravely underestimated. As one of the few drugs that you can die by withdrawing from, alcohol has its fair share of negative effects on the body. If you are a regular, moderate, or heavy drinker, you may want to consider how alcohol may be affecting your ability to sleep comfortably.  Alcohol …

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How to choose the Best Drug Rehab Center

As you come to realize you, or someone close to you has a problem with drugs or alcohol, you will need to know how to choose the best drug rehab center. This is a difficult time, but the bright spot in this is that there are many options. How to choose the best drug rehab center involves weighing your specific …

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How to tell if someone is an alcoholic?

How do you respond when you are living with the idea that people say I have a drinking problem? How even to respond? Denial is often the first reaction. How can people say I have an alcohol problem when everyone I know drinks alcohol? When people say I have a drinking problem, I need to start looking at what is …

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Binge Drinking: Risks, Causes & Statistics

We hear or read about binge drinking quite a lot. Many of us have probably engaged in binge drinking at some point in our lives. We need to clarify what exactly binge drinking is. Binge drinking is really just a pattern of drinking that brings your Blood Alcohol Level up over the legal limit. Because drinking is so widely accepted …

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Opioid Abuse: Causes, Risks & Signs

Most of us are well aware of the epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States. The facts behind opioid abuse are alarming. The U.S. makes up just 5 percent of the world’s population. Yet, the U.S. accounts of 80 percent of the world’s prescription opioids. This is a major factor behind opioid abuse. What is more, 53 percent of …

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The Definitive Guide on Opioids Overdose

  As the crisis of opioid addiction has grown, so has the incidence of opioids overdose. More than 130 people die in the United States every day from some type of opioids overdose. The epidemic of opioids addiction which has produced the opioids overdose problem is largely due to legitimately prescribed medications. This in conjunction with a general proliferation of …

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Alcohol Use Disorder: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

For decades the only way we could understand problem drinking was under the general term of alcoholism rather than alcohol use disorder. This conjured images of meetings in smoky basements and people pouring over the 12 steps. This may have worked for some, but it was not grounded in science, and others found it off-putting. In recent years, medical science …

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Alcohol Abuse: Causes, Risks & Signs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines alcohol abuse as consuming 5 or more alcoholic drinks a week. For some regular drinkers, this number may not appear to constitute alcohol abuse. However, SAMHSA has determined this figure based on research on the dangers of excessive drinking. Drinking alcohol is such an ordinary aspect of life for people, …