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national first responder day
11
Oct

National First Responders Day: Taking Care of Our Heroes

In a crisis, everyone relies on first responders. But who can first responders turn to in a crisis? That’s the question we’re answering for this year’s National First Responders Day, October 28th. These individuals put their health and wellbeing on the line, so we’re saying thank you to first responders and discussing the real issues...
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04
Oct

Why You Shouldn’t Mix Ambien and Alcohol

Ambien is the brand name for the prescription drug called zolpidem. Sometimes referred to as a “downer,” Ambien is a hypnotic drug that is typically prescribed for sleep disorders such as insomnia. The drug works by sedating your central nervous system and inducing a deep state of relaxation and sleep. Many people who suffer from...
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27
Sep

How to Detox Your Body from Drugs: What Works?

Sometimes, you need to get harmful substances out of your system. And whether it’s a drug detox or alcohol detox, you probably want to detox quickly. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about the detoxification process, which can make it harder to know what to do. So if you’re not sure how to detox...
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17
Sep

Living With an Alcoholic Narcissist

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a diagnosable mental disorder in which people have an inflated ego, unwarranted feelings of grandiosity and importance, a need for excessive attention, and a lack of empathy for others. For individuals with narcissists in their personal life, this can be extremely difficult and emotionally draining. The situation can become much...
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how long can a hangover last
13
Sep

How Long Can a Hangover Last? The Science Behind Hangovers

Most people have, at some point in their lives, had too much to drink one night, and woken up the next day with a pounding head full of regret. Hangovers are so common that we can find references going back to the first century CE—Pliny the Elder prescribed two owl eggs, taken neat, as a...
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dry drunk syndrome
03
Sep

What Is a Dry Drunk: The Mental Health Recovery Connection

For those struggling with drug addiction, it’s a major achievement to stop engaging in active drug use, but that’s not the only step to overcoming addiction. Stopping drug usage is only the first step in recovery—in order to avoid relapse, you also have to understand the pattern of behavior behind addiction. It’s only after addressing...
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types of addiction
23
Aug

Types of Addiction & How to Treat Them

Addiction is an complex disorder that centers around compulsive behaviors. In general, the addiction definition is about a strong desire to do an activity that you know is harmful. The most obvious addictions are substance abuse, like alcohol addiction or drug addiction. However, taking drugs or alcohol are not the only activities a person can...
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16
Aug

Outpatient Mental Health Care vs. Inpatient: Which Is Better?

When you’re looking for mental health care, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. In particular, many people struggle with identifying what type of treatment they need. And unfortunately, when people aren’t sure of how to get help, they sometimes end up skipping treatment altogether. That’s why it’s so important to understand the differences between...
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Alcohol rehab center in Florida
09
Aug

Alcohol Rehab Center in Florida: How to Quit Drinking

In the past year, around the country the rates of people who struggle with substance abuse have been going up. Florida is no exception—more and more people are finding that they are in need of treatment for an alcohol use disorder. However, knowing where to start when it comes to finding the right alcohol rehab...
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Ethanol Abuse
26
Jul

What Is EtOH? Ethanol Abuse in 2021

EtOH is an abbreviation or acronym used to describe ethyl alcohol, the clear liquid used in cleaning products, antiseptics, and alcoholic beverages. This terminology is often found in academic or medical publications when referring to alcohol, grain alcohol, or ethyl alcohol in its purest form. In addition, while the chemical abbreviation of EtOH is accurate,...
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