Detoxing From Drugs Or Alcohol: Why Do Users Fear It?

Detoxing From Drugs Or Alcohol: Why Do Users Fear It?

Drug and alcohol addiction affects millions of people all over the world. In the US, addiction and substance abuse have hit epic proportions. The problem affects all races, age ranges, and people from all social backgrounds.
As difficult as addiction may be, there are thousands of treatment centers, rehab centers, and outreach programs available to help attain and maintain sobriety. Although these programs exist, many who suffer from addiction are afraid […]

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Addiction And Those Compulsive Thoughts To Use Or Drink: Why?

Addiction And Those Compulsive Thoughts To Use Or Drink: Why?
Intrusive and compulsive thoughts are trademarks of addiction. Outside of addiction, they are often linked with OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. The majority of people who use drugs or abuse alcohol often use to quiet these thoughts, while in others, the usage brings these thoughts and behaviors to the forefront.
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Hangxiety After Drinking: What Are the Risk Factors?

Hangxiety After Drinking: What Are the Risk Factors?
Anyone who has overindulged in drinking can tell you about the unpleasant symptoms of a hangover the following morning. Along with the physical symptoms, some people also experience some psychological symptoms, too. When these spin out of control, they are commonly called “hangxiety,” and researchers have recently discovered that some people are more likely to be affected in the hours after overindulging in alcohol.
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Drug & Alcohol Withdrawals: Symptoms, Causes & Are They A Health Danger?

Drug & Alcohol Withdrawals: Symptoms, Causes & Are They A Health Danger?

Drugs and alcohol are powerful forces that every addict has to reckon with every day of their lives. If one wants to get sober, cutting dependence from your life doesn’t happen without consequences. Addicts often have to sacrifice friends who share their addictions to find a new, cleaner path to the future – and withdrawals are one of the next sacrifices that most addicts have to work through.
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Today’s Hangovers Why Are You Feeling So Miserable?

Today’s Hangovers Why Are You Feeling So Miserable?

Whatever the reason, you drink a little too much and wake up with a pounding headache, a churning stomach, and the vow to never booze it that hard again.
There is no consistent rhyme or reason as to who will wake up feeling like death warmed over. But some studies indicate that a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .1 seems to be the magic number. For men, five to seven cocktails […]

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Feelings of Worthlessness in Addiction

Feelings of Worthlessness in Addiction

Understanding and combating addiction is an extremely complex and difficult process. Too often people think of addiction as being purely about one thing: about a person’s history, about chemical processes, or about their environment. In nearly every situation though, it is a combination of all these things that can turn that addiction into a vicious, inescapable cycle. Feelings of worthlessness in addiction are a key part of many addictions. In […]

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Denying Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Denying Drug or Alcohol Addiction
Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects millions of people across the world every year; it doesn’t just end up affecting the people who are battling the addictions, but also their loved ones and families at the same time – especially while the addicted are still in the midst of denying their addictions to themselves and the ones around them.
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Passing Out From Alcohol Intoxication: Why It’s No Laughing Matter

Passing Out From Alcohol Intoxication: Why It’s No Laughing Matter
In most cases, a drunken night will end with only a hangover. However, the casual approach to drinking alcohol in our society can make it easy to downplay the effects of drinking too much. One of the potential dangers of drinking too much is passing out. If a person passes out from drinking too much alcohol, it is a symptom of alcohol poisoning and can be very dangerous.
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Alcohol Blacking Out And The Dangers

Alcohol Blacking Out And The Dangers

Blacking Out
It is a period of alcohol-induced amnesia in which the person actively engaging in some different activities such as:

talking
walking
singing but doesn’t remember even doing so

Blacking out involves memory loss due to alcohol or drug abuse, taking up an abusive amount of what is beyond the limitation of a person. It is usually associated with binge drinking, which means the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short […]

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Why Addicts Lie? Most Common Reason

Why Addicts Lie? Most Common Reason

Addiction is a serious illness that can destroy lives. What many people don’t realize though, is just how much it can affect those around the person with the addiction too. As the addict engages in more and more risk-taking behavior and goes to lengths to cover up the extent of their addiction, this can drive loved ones away and leave them in a constant state of stress and worry.
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