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Alcohol and Ibuprofen Can be a Dangerous Mix

For many people, drinking in moderation and using over-the-counter pain medication is just a normal part of life. When done responsibly, there isn’t necessarily an issue with either one of these behaviors. But the problem comes in when alcohol and ibuprofen are used in larger quantities and used together. At that point, they can start …

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Depression, Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness in the Military

A 2007 CBS News story recounted the life of a soldier, Staff Sgt. Daniel Shannon, who had been injured in combat and subsequently suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Shannon was prone to violent outbursts, where he would find himself destroying furniture in fits of rage. Sadly, stories like his are common; as the wars …

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Eating Disorders and Alcoholism

In recent years, studies have shown that almost half of those who have an eating disorder also regularly abuse drugs or alcohol. Approximately 35% of people who abuse drugs or alcohol also have an eating disorder. This trend is particularly common in young teenage girls, so parents should take note of this in case they …

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‘The Girl on the Train’ Mystery: Did Depression or Alcoholism Come First?

It’s hard to know what came first for Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) in the mystery thriller “The Girl on the Train” — alcoholism or depression. What is apparent is that these two issues were inextricably linked and compounded by one another, and helped fuel her downward spiral. Depression or Alcoholism: The Chicken-Before-the-Egg Phenomenon Viewers don’t …

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