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What Does Cocaine Do To Your Body

What Does Cocaine Do To Your Body

You might know cocaine makes you feel, but you probably aren’t aware of the full scale of what cocaine does to your body. The surge of confidence, alertness, and energy caused by this powerful stimulant comes at a steep price--one that your heart, lungs, brain, nose,...

What Happens When You Drink Alcohol Everyday?

What Happens When You Drink Alcohol Everyday?

A little bit of something every day can’t hurt...or can it? What happens when you drink alcohol every day can be just as harmful as bingeing. Even just a single standard drink can have serious ramifications on your overall health. The impact starts small, but can...

The Connection Between Stress & Alcoholism

The Connection Between Stress & Alcoholism

April is both Stress Awareness Month and Alcohol Awareness Month--and it’s no accident. The connection between stress and alcoholism has long been recognized by scientists and medical experts although discoveries continue to be made. In this article, we’ll explore how...

A Guide to Barbiturate Overdose

A Guide to Barbiturate Overdose

Barbiturates are a type of prescription sedative, a class of drugs historically used to treat agitation, anxiety, and insomnia. Although initially believed to be safe, barbiturates have largely been replaced with other medications such as benzodiazepines for treating...

National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week

National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week

National Inhalant & Poisons Awareness Week is recognized the third week in March each year. In 2021, this campaign falls on March 15-21. It was created by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition to educate the public about the dangers of inhalants and to...

Heroin Overdose: Signs, Symptoms, Statistics, and Treatment

Heroin Overdose: Signs, Symptoms, Statistics, and Treatment

Heroin overdose is a significant player in the country’s ongoing opioid-related fatalities. In 2019, the number of deaths involving a heroin overdose topped 14,000–that’s nearly 5 times higher than what it was in 2010! Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of...

Amphetamines vs Methamphetamines: What’s the Difference?

Amphetamines vs Methamphetamines: What’s the Difference?

No, amphetamine and methamphetamine are not the same things.  M-e-t-h. These four letters aren't all that distinguish amphetamines and methamphetamines from one another. Although both substances are classified as stimulants or "uppers" and Schedule II drugs, there are...

Recognizing The 3 Stages of Relapse

Recognizing The 3 Stages of Relapse

There are many things that might cause someone to relapse: stress, cravings, peer pressure, etc. When it does occur, however, it’s rarely out of the blue. Relapse is a gradual process that first takes root in the mind before it manifests itself physically as drug use....

Veterans and Substance Abuse Disorders: Stats & More

Veterans and Substance Abuse Disorders: Stats & More

Substance abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and the country’s military veterans are no exception to its prevalence. Rates are low amongst active military who face strict zero-tolerance policies and even prosecution for engaging in drug use...

What You Should Know About Alcoholic Hepatitis

What You Should Know About Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcohol hepatitis, also known as alcoholic liver disease (ALD), is one of the three types of liver disease caused by drinking. It’s one of the most severe types of alcohol-induced liver damage and caused over 24,000 deaths in 2019. This condition often precedes...