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Mixing Heroin and Alcohol Can Be Deadly

Mixing Heroin and Alcohol Can Be Deadly

When heroin and alcohol are taken together, the effect they produce is synergistic, meaning the effect of the combined drugs is more powerful than the effect of each one combined. Both of these drugs are depressants and have the same overall effects on the body. They...

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The Most Common Causes of an Overdose

The Most Common Causes of an Overdose

When a person consumes too much of a drug and/or alcohol, the body becomes overwhelmed by the toxic substance. The person may not be mentally aware of their surroundings or what is happening to them. An overdose is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment....

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Xanax Addiction: What You Need to Know

Xanax Addiction: What You Need to Know

Xanax, known by the medical generic name of alprazolam, is one of the most highly prescribed drugs in the United States. According to an article in PsychCentral, it is the number one psychiatric medication prescribed in the U.S. with doctors writing almost 50 million...

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Alcohol Abuse in the Native American Community

Alcohol Abuse in the Native American Community

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2015 there were approximately 6.6 million members of the Native American community—which is made up of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). This is just slightly less than 2% of the country’s population and...

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Signs, Symptoms, and Effects of Benzos Abuse

Signs, Symptoms, and Effects of Benzos Abuse

Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, are often prescribed by physicians to help relieve insomnia, anxiety disorders, and seizures. This type of medication is also used to promote muscle relaxation and as an aid to alcohol withdrawal. When benzos are...

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An Overview of Powdered Alcohol’s Risks

An Overview of Powdered Alcohol’s Risks

Close your eyes and think of an alcoholic drink. What did you picture? A bottle filled with an alcoholic beverage? A glass holding a mixed drink? A container full of clear or colored liquid? This perception isn't wrong, but powdered alcohol should also be on your...

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