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Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true,…

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop using an addictive substance — whether it is alcohol, a prescription medication or an illicit drug — can range from being uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful and debilitating, or even deadly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that can lead to particularly troublesome and potentially serious symptoms…

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Tips for Being Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

According to data available from the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 79 million people across the country have exposure to alcohol addiction, which includes a married partner. Not only is alcoholism a health problem, but it is considered a social one as well. That means it is critical to learn tips for being quarantined…

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Opiate Overdose Timeline

Opiates are central nervous system depressants that slow down your breathing and heart rate, making them especially dangerous to mix with other depressants. Because the opiate overdose timeline is short, experiencing symptoms of an opiate overdose requires immediate medical intervention. The rise in opiate abuse has led to overdoses becoming the leading cause of death…

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What Is THC?

While marijuana can’t cause fatal overdoses, ingesting large amounts can cause symptoms like anxiety and psychosis. Marijuana causes relaxing and calming emotions, as well as intoxication. Intoxication can impair your judgment and coordination, as well as cause negative emotions, like paranoia. THC is responsible for many of the mood-altering effects you experience when using marijuana.…