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Types of Synthetic Marijuana and Their Side Effects

Types of Synthetic Marijuana and Their Side Effects

If you've ever heard the term "synthetic marijuana," you've probably wondered what it was. Synthetic marijuana is a designer drug used by people who want to get high without getting caught by law enforcement. It comes in various forms, including liquid and powder, and...

How People on Heroin May Act

How People on Heroin May Act

It’s not always easy to recognize a heroin addiction in a loved one. However, learning about the common ways people on heroin act can help you identify early signs of heroin abuse. Read on to learn some of the most common symptoms and behaviors to look out for.  How...

What Does Alcohol Do To Your Muscles?

What Does Alcohol Do To Your Muscles?

There is a strong connection between alcohol use and our body. Alcohol use can decrease overall physical fitness and increase our risk of adverse health effects. Alcohol can impair muscle protein synthesis (MPS), which helps us build new muscle. Because alcohol causes...

The Medical vs. Social Definition of Alcoholism

The Medical vs. Social Definition of Alcoholism

We hear the term alcoholism being thrown around all the time. However, what some people call alcoholism isn’t necessarily what being an alcoholic means. Known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), it describes a chronic disorder in which a person’s capacity to cease or...

5 Ways to Stop Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

5 Ways to Stop Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol and drugs alter the molecular makeup of the brain, and repeated use of mind-altering substances can lead to dependence. Withdrawal is a set of physical and psychological symptoms that occur when a person stops using or reduces their consumption of a substance...