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PTSD and alcohol abuse in veterans

The link between PTSD and alcohol abuse in veterans has been long known, yet its effects have only recently been understood. PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop after someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.

substance abuse in adolescence

Substance abuse is when an individual misuses drugs or alcohol. Teens and young adults may experiment with substances and develop an addiction.

muscle relaxers causes addiction

Addiction comes in all shapes and sizes. One of the most common addictions is muscle relaxer addiction. Some may also refer to these as pain pills.

synthetic marijuana effects

Despite what popular opinion maintains about the substance, marijuana use can become quite problematic even if used sparingly or irregularly as it is highly addictive.

addicted to xanax

Xanax, the brand name for alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine that is commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders, as well as insomnia. And when taken as prescribed, it can be an effective tool for managing symptoms.

Inhalant Abuse

Inhalant abuse is a serious problem, but many people don’t understand what it is and why it’s so dangerous. Inhalants are products found in almost any home, yet they can lead to addiction and cause serious long-term health problems.

codeine addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data in late 2022 showing that life expectancy in the US has gone down to its lowest point in at least two decades, due in part to the proliferation of drugs.

hallucinogen addiction

Most people would think that people get into a substance abuse disorder because they needed something to sedate them heavily, or something that would give them a boost much as methamphetamines do. There are, however, some people who get into substance abuse to experience an altered state of mind, produced…

harm reduction approach

When fighting substance use disorder, people think abstinence is the only way. But not everyone abusing drugs and alcohol wants to quit. People who are not ready to stop abusing drugs or alcohol can benefit from harm reduction techniques. For example, an individual with painkiller addiction would need to minimize…

ambien addiction

We’ve all had that moment before. Lying in bed staring at the ceiling and hoping you can fall asleep. Some people might metaphorically count sheep while others might try another trick like drinking a warm glass of milk. In some cases, you might find yourself so desperate enough to get…

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