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  • Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol
    November 3, 2021
    Valium can be an invaluable aid for individuals suffering from anxiety attacks or panic disorders. Alcohol is one of the most easily available and regularly consumed substances in the world. Unfortunately, people commonly mix alcohol and Valium on accident–or even on purpose. Understanding potential interactions between the two may...
  • Naloxone Vs Naltrexone
    October 11, 2021
    Naloxone (Narcan) and naltrexone share similar medical applications, but play different roles in the process of opioid overdose recovery. Naloxone provides life-saving aid to someone experiencing an opioid overdose, while naltrexone helps individuals overcome opioid dependence through long-term use. What Is The Difference Between Naloxone And Naltrexone? Placed side...
  • What Is A Functional Alcoholic?
    October 8, 2021
    The terms “high-functioning” or “functional alcoholic” describe individuals who suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD), but do not exhibit many of the common life-disrupting effects associated with alcohol abuse. An alcohol use disorder is a treatable chronic medical disorder that causes long-term changes in the brain that impair...
  • Understanding Compulsivity and Addiction
    October 4, 2021
    Often undiagnosed mental health disorders contribute to addiction or aggravate existing addiction issues. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) note, “Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa.”...
  • Chemical Dependency
    September 17, 2021
    Though a substance use disorder (SUD) might seem like an easily identifiable problem, they are often made up of multiple layers of pain and struggle. An individual suffering from an addiction has developed either chemical dependency to a drug, a psychological dependence, or both. Treatment for either requires multiple...
  • Genetic Predisposition: Is Addiction a Disease?
    August 6, 2021
    Though habitual drug and alcohol abuse has long been perceived as exclusively an issue of moral failing, modern science continues to unravel the truth about the chronic nature of addiction. The way we understand genetic predisposition has a lot to do with this changing perspective.  The term “chronic” indicates...
  • What is a Seroquel Overdose Like?
    July 30, 2021
    Individuals suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may be prescribed Seroquel to treat symptoms of their condition. As an antipsychotic, this substance can help individuals who are experiencing psychotic symptoms of a medical condition. Off-label use of Seroquel, however, can develop into a substance use disorder (SUD). Long-term misuse...
  • Methadone Withdrawal
    July 1, 2021
    Watch a commercial for any prescription drug and you may notice that it likely spends more air time disclosing all the potential side effects of a medication than talking about the benefits. A common dilemma in the medical field is the fact that a particular treatment will often solve...
  • The Alcoholic Nose Myth
    June 18, 2021
    Snout…Schnoz…Honker…Nozzle…Sniffer…whatever name you call it, a prominent nose can be a distinguishing characteristic. Often, unfortunately, a distinctive nose is viewed less than favorably. This is especially true for someone thought of as having an “alcoholic nose.” What is Alcoholic Nose? Rhinophyma, the medical term for “alcoholic nose” or “drinker’s...
  • “I Hate My Life”: Expression or Depression?
    June 14, 2021
    “I hate my life.” Have you ever heard these words from a loved one? Or even said them yourself?  It’s not uncommon for people to experience discouragement or a lack of motivation to complete regular daily tasks following a traumatic event or life change. However, continuously feeling defeated or...