Why Alcohol Is Making Your Anger Problem Worse

September 2, 2014 by  
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Anger problems and alcoholism have a long history of co-occurrence, but they do not have the causal effect some believe. The journal Nature Reviews: Neuroscience shares, “violent behaviour is much more common in alcohol-dependent individuals” (“Cognitive and Neurobiological Mechanisms of Alcohol-Related Aggression,” June 2011), but this does not mean alcohol is to blame for aggressive […]

Four Reasons Why You Should Follow Your Prescription

August 3, 2014 by  
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Doctors prescribe particular medications in order to most effectively treat their patients’ individual conditions. However, a lot of people fail to follow the doctor’s instructions. They don’t follow the prescribed dosage and either under-use or over-use the drugs prescribed. What many individuals may not realize is that misusing prescriptions can lead to serious health risks […]

Five Ways to Detect Emotional Symptoms of Possible Drug Abuse

June 24, 2014 by  
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It may be easy to think of drug abuse as something done by junkies in a bad part of town, but the truth is that millions of people from every community become addicted each year, often right under the noses of their friends and loved ones. While a heroin addict shooting up in a housing […]

Why You Shouldn’t Use Adderall as a Performance Enhancer

May 5, 2014 by  
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Adderall, a central nervous system stimulant, is the brand name of a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. The Mayo Clinic website states that the drug treats attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, because it increases focus and elevates energy levels. People who abuse Adderall often seek these effects to improve performance: as an example, the National […]

Substance Abuse as a Remedy for Chronic Jet Lag

March 10, 2014 by  
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Despite technology that allows for international communication, many people still travel long distances for work. This frequent travel can produce chronic jet lag, which pulls the body between its biological clock and the local time. Chronic jet lag is described by the National Institute of Health (NIH) as the body’s inability to cope with the […]

Drug Abuse and Holiday Parties

February 28, 2014 by  
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The holiday season is the happiest time of the year for many people as it gives them an opportunity to take vacations, spend time with family, celebrate with friends, and just break out of the routine. For others, however, holiday parties and celebrations can be a trigger for substance abuse. In some cases, feelings of […]

Digestive Issues and Drug Abuse

February 23, 2014 by  
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Drug abuse causes so many social, legal and financial problems that the health problems it causes may go overlooked. For instance, drug abuse devastates the digestive system, which can cause long-term problems for any user. Seek professional help to address both drug abuse and its effects at the same time. How Drugs Affect the Digestive […]

Men and Alcohol Abuse

January 6, 2014 by  
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Alcohol abuse is common among many men, because generally they are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics. Alcohol is the most easily accessible and widely available substance that can cause mind-altering states of euphoria and loss of inhibition. Additionally, it comes in an extensive variety that caters to each man’s particular preference. Many […]

Native Americans and Alcohol Use

December 17, 2013 by  
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A study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed that Native Americans have experienced substantial problems with alcohol since its introduction to their culture by early European settlers. In fact, the study indicated that elevated morbidity and mortality attributable to alcohol abuse among this population remains at epidemic levels. The study raised several […]

Alcohol Abuse and Senior Citizens

December 5, 2013 by  
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Alcohol abuse among senior citizens is a growing problem that tends to go unnoticed. There are several issues that have contributed to the rising rates of alcohol abuse problems among the elderly, including the following: Retirement and losing one’s structure or “purpose” Loss of income and financial worries Increase in free time Loss of spouse, […]

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