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Self-medication Leads To Serious Side Effects

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Self-medication Leads To Serious Side Effects

Finding the typical face of someone who self-medicates is difficult to do, but finding some common mental health issues that lead to self-medicating is far too easy.  Anxiety is one of these very common problems. Self-medication doesn’t mean using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to treat a simple headache or get some extra vitamin C.  When you…

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Cold Vs. Flu-How To Tell The Difference

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Cold Vs. Flu-How To Tell The Difference

The aches. The pains. The fatigue. These are typical symptoms that people experience when they’re ill. Most of the time, we tend to use over-the-counter medications to self medicate ourselves back into a healthy state, but there’s a difference between curing a cold and curing the flu, and if you don’t know which one you…

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10 Ways To Deal With Depression And Alcoholism

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10 Ways To Deal With Depression And Alcoholism

Depression is not an uncommon state where alcohol is concerned. Depression and alcoholism go together in three important ways: Isolated episodes of post-drinking depression As a withdrawal symptom Alcohol is often used by depressives to self-medicate 1) Isolated episodes of post-drinking depression When I first started drinking, I didn’t feel depressed the next day; in…

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