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How to Recognize Signs and Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse

Whether you’re dealing with a cocaine problem yourself or you’re concerned about a loved one, you might be wondering how to recognize signs and symptoms of cocaine abuse. Being able to notice warning signs can help you come to terms with cocaine addiction and make a decision to get the help you need. But first, what is cocaine? Cocaine is...

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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Booze?

When you stop drinking booze after drinking in large quantities, your blood/breath alcohol content (BAC) will lower over time. But sometimes a person’s BAC remains so high it can lead to serious health repercussions, like alcohol poisoning, even as time goes on. Alcohol is a drug like any other, meaning you may develop alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction with consistent,...

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What are Alcohol Addiction Risk Factors?

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 85.6 percent of people 18 and older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. 69.5 percent of people reported drinking alcohol in the last year and 54.9 percent reported drinking in the last month. While not every person who drinks is at risk of becoming...

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The Toxic Side Effects of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Xanax® is a central nervous system depressant prescribed for anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Central nervous system depressants slow brain activity, producing a calming effect. The  generic name for Xanax is alprazolam. In the United States, it is the most commonly prescribed psychotropic medication, meaning medication that affects how the brain functions. Xanax is in the category of drugs called...

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Is Gambling Addiction a Mental Illness? (and How to Know When It’s Time to Stop)

Gambling addiction is a progressive addiction that can cause many psychological, physical, and social consequences. It is classified as an impulse-control disorder and is included in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fifth edition (DSM-5). Problem gambling is hurtful to psychological and physical health. People who live with this addiction may experience psychological and physical symptoms, such as: Depression...

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How to Deal with a Gambler Husband

If you’ve been living with a gambler husband in the house, no doubt you’re living with a lot of fear, shame, uncertainty, and a great deal of anger and resentment. Debts may be mounting, your marriage may be on the rocks, unthinkable money worries could be part of your everyday experience. At the same time, you may still want to...

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Five Important Myths and Facts about Gambling Addiction

Five Important Myths and Facts about Gambling Addiction

When you’re living with someone who has a gambling addiction or you have a loved one who has a gambling problem, it’s hard to know how to help or what to believe or what’s going to make a difference. The person with the gambling addiction problem may make excuses or even lie to and manipulate you. It’s important for you...

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Nyquil and Alcohol: Can You Take Nyquil After Drinking?

Nyquil is just one of many over-the-counter drugs used to help with cold symptoms. As accessible as Nyquil and other drugs like it is, there is still room for abuse, especially when combined with alcohol. Cold and cough medicines are sometimes abused by teens to get high but combining Nyquil and alcohol can be a dangerous combination. It is important...

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10 Tips for How to Stay Sober

Congratulations on becoming sober after your alcohol addiction rehab! The worst of your battle is behind you, but many people often face a new set of challenges when learning how to stay sober after rehab. You could be looking for a way to gain more support from family and friends, or want to limit possible triggers for relapse that can...

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Here’s How to Stay Positive in Recovery!

Experiencing change can be extremely difficult. Change is inevitable and often comes without any warning, protocol, or guidebook. No matter what changes an individual experiences, they are bound to hit an occasional road bump. This is true for those who are going through the changes that come with addiction recovery. While it may be hard to keep a positive mindset...

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