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6 Consequences Of Alcohol Abuse That Can Ruin Your Life

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6 Consequences Of Alcohol Abuse That Can Ruin Your Life

The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition Revised (DSM-IV-TR) basically defines substance abuse as when an individual suffers at least one type of harm or dysfunction due to using or consuming a substance within the past year.  It may be surprising to learn that alcohol can be one of the more dangerous substances…

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What You Need To Know About Drinking Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery

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What You Need To Know About Drinking Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery

Are you considering weight loss surgery? Are you confused by the information about weight loss surgeries like gastric sleeve surgery, lap band, and other options? Are you feeling like your friends and family are judging you for even giving it any thought? Judgment from family and friends aside, it’s important to know what you are…

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4 of the Most Dangerous Legal Drugs

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4 of the Most Dangerous Legal Drugs

When people think about dangerous drugs, they often visualize the big names such as heroin, cocaine, or one of the host of other illegal chemicals. These drugs have a certain foreboding mystique about them, and conjure images of damp alleyways and treacherous cartels. But for all of the attention that these illegal substances receive, the fact is that…

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Addiction and Mental Illness: Are They Connected?

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Addiction and Mental Illness: Are They Connected?

It is a generally agreed upon fact that roughly half of those with severe mental illnesses have an alcohol or substance abuse problem, and almost half of all people dependent on drugs or alcohol have some sort of mental illness. But is there a specific link between those with mental illnesses and substance abuse? There…

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Alcohol, The Most Common Narcotic

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Alcohol, The Most Common Narcotic

The most common of all narcotics is alcohol.  The simple fact that alcohol is legal does not take away from the fact that there is a myriad of people who abuse alcohol and can drive themselves into an alcohol abuse intervention. Alcohol is the silent giant of all substances that can be abused; it is…

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Alcohol: 4 Ugly Truths

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Alcohol: 4 Ugly Truths

Alcohol has many effects on the body when it is consumed. Most people realize the effects that it has on their mental capacity, but most do not consider the long term consequences it has overall. Excessive and continual drinking can age the body more rapidly than excessive tanning, poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Over time…

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How to Stay Social While Staying Sober

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How to Stay Social While Staying Sober

For many people, one of the hardest aspects of staying sober is continuing to enjoy social events where the majority of the attendees will be drinking. Holiday parties, weddings, and even casual nights out can become overwhelming, producing anxiety and stress for a recovering addict. After all, sobriety is a challenge. If an addict is…

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