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Steroids: What You Need to Know

Steroid abuse has plagued professional sports for decades—in fact, members of a Soviet team of professional weightlifters were found to be using testosterone injections to enhance their performance in the World Weightlifting Championships of 1954. Anabolic steroids have been a problem among athletes ever since, and it seems that every year multiple players are suspended …

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How to Recognize a High-Functioning Alcoholic

It has been suggested that about half of alcoholics can be described as high-functioning alcoholics. But do you know how to recognize a high functioning alcoholic? These are people who maintain careers, raise a family, and have plenty of friends – all the while drinking alcoholically. These people are very adept at disguising abusive drinking …

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Tips for Relapse Prevention

If you are a recovering alcoholic or substance abuser, you know that relapse is a not-uncommon occurrence. While it’s important to recognize this fact, there are things you can do proactively to prevent falling into relapse. Use our tips for relapse prevention to help you. Tips For Relapse Prevention Identify high-risk situations – You know …

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How to Deal With Executive Burnout

All across America, in companies big and small, executive burnout is on the rise. It should be no surprise, given the frantic, wild economic fluctuations, intense competition, businesses folding left and right, trying to squeeze as much productivity out of every employee as possible and cutting costs – and sometimes corners – just to stay …

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol

Overall, 9.2 million men and 5.3 million women struggle with an alcohol abuse disorder annually, although less than 8% receive help for their drinking problem. The long term effects of alcohol abuse are severe, as alcoholism causes physical dependency and can lead to problems like liver damage and cognitive issues. Alcohol is a commonly used, …

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High-Functioning Alcoholics: Suffering in Silence

Most of us don’t think of doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and professors as likely alcoholics, but as many of half of all alcoholics are high-functioning types with respectable, stable, and high-paying jobs. High-functioning alcoholics are usually able to balance their home and family lives with work and other responsibilities, all the while suffering from alcoholism and …

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Disproven Treatments for Paranoid Schizophrenia

When it comes to finding an effective paranoid schizophrenia treatment, it’s important to recognize that every patient is unique and will respond differently to each treatment option. However, there are certain treatments that have been proven effective in treating schizophrenia. In particular, medications such as risperidone and olanzapine have each been shown to be an …

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Depression and Heart Failure

Did you know that there is a link between depression and heart failure? Depression is often associated with chronic health problems, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Patients often become discouraged about the limitations that the disease places on them, along with unpleasant side effects from medication. What is the Link Between Depression and Heart …

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Asking for Help with Addiction: It Isn’t Shameful

When you admit to yourself that you have an alcohol and/or drug problem, that’s the first step. And it is a big one, make no mistake. But just telling yourself you know something isn’t going to remedy the problem. You need help to do that – and you won’t get it if you don’t seek …

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