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What Are Delirium Tremens Hallucinations?

If you are seeking help for an alcohol use disorder, you may wonder, “What are delirium tremens hallucinations?” Read on to learn about alcohol detox symptoms and risks. Taking that first brave step toward breaking free from an alcohol use disorder can be life changing. Alcohol detox will be the first phase of recovery. During […]

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Can You Force Someone into Rehab?

If you are concerned about a loved one’s addiction, learn if you can force someone into rehab. It is truly heartbreaking to stand by and witness a loved one destroy their life with drugs or alcohol. It seems that no matter which tactic you use to try and convince them to get help, nothing resonates. […]

The Combination of Other Depressants and Alcohol

What Happens When Alcohol is Mixed With a Depressant? Combining other depressants and alcohol is a recipe for overdose. Learn about the dangers of mixing depressants and alcohol. It may seem harmless at first. You struggle with sleep issues, so you take an Ambien or Ativan and chase it with a drink—or two. But because […]

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Alcoholic Eyes Symptoms

Does Alcohol Affect Your Eyes? “Alcoholic eyes” is a catchall term that refers to the adverse effects of alcoholism on eyesight and eye health. Most people have heard about the negative health effects of heavy drinking. We know that alcoholism can cause liver disease, cancer, heart disease, and brain damage. What we may not be […]

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The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

What Happens If You Snort Adderall? It is well known that Adderall is addictive, but the dangers of snorting Adderall only increase the risks of this drug. It may have started as an innocent attempt to do better in school. News got out that Adderall, the drug used for treating kids with ADHD, could keep you […]

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Can You Die from Heroin Withdrawal

Can You Die From Heroin Withdrawal? You may have read that you can die from heroin withdrawal. Can you? In most cases, the answer is no, but there are complications that could result in death. Someone battling a heroin addiction may be ready for sobriety, but is very fearful of the withdrawal process. Addicts are […]

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Ritalin Withdrawal Symptoms and Timeline

Abuse of Ritalin can result in a substance use disorder. Learn what to expect during Ritalin detox and withdrawal. Most people with school-aged kids have heard about the drug Ritalin. This drug is prescribed to children with ADHD, which affects 9.4% of the nation’s children. Ritalin is also diverted and abused by people using it […]

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Dope Sick Withdrawal Symptoms

Learn about the flu-like “dope sick” symptoms of opiate withdrawal When you hear the term “dope sick” it refers to symptoms of illness that come after the effects of opiates wear off. In fact, feeling these dope sick symptoms may be the first sign that dependence has taken hold. The body has become used to […]

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Impulse Control and Alcohol Abuse

Impulse control problems are common among people who abuse alcohol. When someone struggles with impulse control, they are unable to resist engaging in behaviors that cause them, or others, harm. Impulse control disorder (ICD) is a newly defined type of personality disorder. ICD often co-occurs with alcohol abuse. An ICD called “intermittent explosive disorder” features […]