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Downers
10
May

Downer Drugs: Central Nervous System Depressants in 2021

“Downer drugs” is a slang term that can encompass a variety of legal and illicit drugs. Downers are central nervous system (CNS) depressants that act to slow down the body and the brain. While downer drugs can be helpful aids in managing many conditions, they can also be dangerous if misused. Learn more about downer...
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Mental Health and Addiction
03
May

Is Mental Health One of the Causes of Addiction?

There are various causes of addiction that put people at a higher risk for struggling with this disease. Addiction can be passed down through family members, for starters. Some people are also vulnerable to substance use as a result of their upbringing, health conditions, and even who they decide to spend their time with.  But...
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FMLA for rehab
26
Apr

FMLA for Rehab: Here’s What You Should Know

Did you know that there are laws in place to help people who need to take an extended period of time away from their jobs as a result of a personal or family situation? This is called the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. The FMLA covers a lot of different situations, from medical...
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women and alcohol
19
Apr

Women and Alcohol: What Causes Increased Health Risks?

With any amount of alcohol use comes a certain level of risks—from liver disease to memory loss to worsening mental health issues. But new research about women and alcohol has revealed that these alcohol-related risks might be more severe in women than men who drink. Below, we explore what the dangers are involving women and...
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Liver Repair
12
Apr

Can the Liver Heal Itself? | Alcohol & Liver Damage FAQ in 2021

The liver is the body’s largest internal organ and is responsible for a host of important processes like digesting food, distributing nutrients, and processing toxins. It is also the liver’s job to process alcohol. In fact, alcohol is one of the biggest stressors on the liver and liver function, and problems related to liver and...
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alcoholic eyes
05
Apr

Alcoholic Eyes: Symptoms, Outlook, and Treatment

Many people are familiar with the effects that alcohol can have on things like the brain and liver, but studies show that the consequences of drinking can actually impact your eyesight as well. The term “alcoholic eyes” refers to the ways in which your eyes can be harmed by alcohol consumption. Below, we look into...
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meth psychosis
29
Mar

Meth Psychosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Treatment in Florida

Having an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol brings a variety of different risks into your life, and meth is no different. Did you know that one of the most significant dangers of meth is the chances of experiencing meth psychosis? Like the name suggests, this is a serious symptom of meth addiction, and it requires...
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laced drugs
22
Mar

Fentanyl-Laced Drugs: Can You Avoid Them?

For individuals struggling with a mental illness, taking drugs can seem like a simple way to cope. And while these people may be trying their best to survive, laced drugs present a clear and present danger to anyone using drugs to cope. Many drugs these days are being secretly laced with synthetic opioids like fentanyl—and...
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can alcohol cause cancer
15
Mar

Does Alcohol Cause Cancer? Hidden Dangers You Should Know

It’s no secret that alcohol can have a negative consequences for your health, especially if you struggle with a substance use disorder. But exactly how dangerous is alcohol? And does alcohol cause cancer? This article goes through everything you need to know about the risks of drinking alcohol and how to protect yourself from the...
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Drug Paraphernalia
08
Mar

Drug Paraphernalia in 2021: Do You Know What to Look For?

Drug paraphernalia is a strong indicator of drug use, and thanks to the internet, it is more available than ever in 2021. Knowing what to look for could be the difference between stopping a drug habit before it starts and a full blown addiction.  Learn how to recognize drug paraphernalia, the drugs it’s associated with,...
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