the combination of other depressants and alcohol

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,…
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Alcoholic Eyes Symptoms

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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…
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The Dangers of Snorting Adderall

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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,…
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Can You Die from Heroin Withdrawal

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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…
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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…
Dope Sick Withdrawal

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…
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Rehab Northern California for Holistic Treatment

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Holistic addiction treatment rehabs treat the whole person, not just the disease. A recent trend toward a more holistic approach to treatment is now front and center in some rehab programs. Holistic treatment is based on the concept that our…
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Impulse Control and Alcohol Abuse

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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…
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How a Spouse is Affected By a Partner’s Addiction

Marriage can suffer greatly when one partner is struggling with addiction. Spouses are deeply affected by the other’s substance use, to the point that real damage can be done. Substance abuse puts so much pressure on a marriage on top of normal…
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8 Helpful Coping Mechanisms to Use in Addiction Recovery

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Learn Coping Mechanisms Tips on How to Protect Your Recovery The road to wellness after dealing with a substance use problem should be viewed through a long range lens. It simply takes time to make such profound changes in your habits and lifestyle…