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Addiction to Ambien

Addiction to Ambien

Can you become addicted to a medication that helps you sleep? Quite possibly. Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic drug prescribed for insomnia. While it is intended for short-term use, some people use it for long periods of time and in greater doses than prescribed,...

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The Dangerous Effects of Alcohol on the Body

The Dangerous Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Alcohol is a psychoactive toxic drug that can cause dependence and addiction. This mind-altering substance is a routine part of many people’s lives. Heavy drinking and binge drinking can increase a person’s risk of serious health problems. The damaging effects of...

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What Is an Intervention?

What Is an Intervention?

Watching a loved one suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction is painful. Sometimes having a heartfelt conversation with the person is enough to motivate them to seek help. However, often the person with a substance use disorder struggles to accept the severity of...

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Ten Powerful Songs for Your Recovery Playlist

Ten Powerful Songs for Your Recovery Playlist

Music is powerful. It is a way to celebrate, express yourself, and connect with others. It can influence feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Music has been shown to reduce stress, relax the mind, reduce the symptoms of depression, improve motivation, and energize the...

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The Dangers of Mixing Meth and Alcohol

The Dangers of Mixing Meth and Alcohol

When a person uses alcohol or methamphetamine (meth) separately, the effects can be dangerous. When they use both drugs together, the danger is much more prevalent. Taking meth and alcohol together can lead to severe complications, including organ damage, stroke,...

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Ideas for Sober Family Fun

Ideas for Sober Family Fun

When a person is in active addiction, their substance use disorder affects their whole family. Confusion, disruption, and lack of communication are common occurrences. Family bonds are damaged or broken. Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction means...

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Alcohol: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

An addiction to alcohol, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is considered a chronic brain disorder. The disease is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. When a person is addicted, their brain chemistry and nervous system are affected. Alcohol Addiction When...

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