What Is a Counter-Dependent?

By Heather Rolland Most people want intimacy in their lives. Giving up some independence in order to enjoy closeness with others is, for most of us, a normal and joyous part of adulthood. For people with counter-dependent issues, however, intimacy is much more difficult. Others are kept at arm’s length, and intimacy is fraught with …

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What Is Alcoholic Neuropathy?

By Nathan Falde Extended periods of heavy drinking can cause alcohol to accumulate in the tissues of the body, unleashing a tidal wave of harmful effects. These include a permanent loss of functioning in the peripheral nervous system, which controls movement, sensation and motor coordination. In medical terms this is known as alcoholic neuropathy, a …

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What Is a Wet Drug?

By Gideon Hoyle You may have heard recently about the phenomenon of “wet” drugs. Public health officials use this term to describe tobacco or marijuana cigarettes dipped in one or both of two substances: the hallucinogenic anesthetic PCP (phencyclidine or “angel dust”) and formaldehyde-based embalming fluid. Consumption of these drugs can have a serious, severe …

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Mind and Body?

By Courtney Cosby Alcohol often gives a temporary boost of confidence and numbs a person to the realities and burdens of his (or her) life. It also can make an ordinary person seem like a supermodel — at least for a time. But these feelings are only short-term. The long-term effects of alcohol on the …

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What Are the Negative Effects Of Adrenaline?

By Rai Cornell There are several negative effects of adrenaline, which include both physical and emotional symptoms. Adrenaline is a hormone that is released by the adrenal glands in response to fear, anxiety, anger and excitement. Adrenaline may also be released in response to certain drugs or mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. …

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