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Does Having a Medical Marijuana Card Show Up On a Background Check?

Does Having a Medical Marijuana Card Show Up On a Background Check?

As marijuana laws relax across the country, knowing how these changes will impact your life is essential. With more states introducing medical marijuana cards, people wonder if that will show up on a background check. However, the laws around marijuana and medical...

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...

Does Marijuana (Weed) Make You Lazy?

Does Marijuana (Weed) Make You Lazy?

The use of marijuana, cannabis, hemp, or pot as it's known colloquially is nothing new. For years, marijuana has been used for therapeutic and recreational purposes. Still, there are many myths about the effects of weed in our system. Like, can weed make you lazy?...

What Does Relapse Mean for an Addiction?

What Does Relapse Mean for an Addiction?

If you are battling substance abuse or addiction, you may have heard the term "relapse." Relapse is defined as when a person in recovery resumes abusing drugs or alcohol again after achieving short- or long-term abstinence. A relapse might result in you returning to...

How to Cope With Loneliness Without Alcohol

How to Cope With Loneliness Without Alcohol

At one point or another, we all have felt lonely. That transient state can make us feel distressed or discontent with our current situation. It often happens when we’re craving human connections or social interactions. Many experienced it during lockdowns in the...