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Alcohol and Anger: Why Do I Get Aggressive When I Drink?

Alcohol and Anger: Why Do I Get Aggressive When I Drink?

Angry drunks—we all know this type. The kind of drinker that always seems to be looking for trouble. All it takes is a few drinks before fights are instigated or hurtful things said over the tiniest misperceived look or gesture. Before our eyes, they transform from a...

What Happens If You Leave A Halfway House?

What Happens If You Leave A Halfway House?

Halfway houses are a type of transitional housing intended to put those who’ve been institutionalized on the straight and narrow. Some tenants reside at these homes voluntarily (usually alumni from an addiction recovery program), but most are court-mandated to be...

College Binge Drinking: A Back to School Warning

College Binge Drinking: A Back to School Warning

Compared to all other age groups, binge drinking is most common amongst young people. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than half of full-time college students said they drank alcohol in the past month—including those that were...

Accidental Overdose: The Leading Cause Of Death Under 50

Accidental Overdose: The Leading Cause Of Death Under 50

August is Overdose Awareness Month, a somber topic that, sadly, has become a year-round issue of concern. As one of the country’s leading causes of premature death, America’s drug epidemic and sky-rocketing rates of overdoses have continued to make headline after...

Addiction vs Compulsive Behavior: What’s The Difference?

Addiction vs Compulsive Behavior: What’s The Difference?

Drug addiction is a chronic disease and mental illness一and scarily powerful ones at that. Addiction can cause us to continuously make choices that go against all instincts for self-preservation such as forgoing our need for shelter (and have us abandon the necessary...

The 3 Biggest Ways That Alcohol Causes Weight Gain

The 3 Biggest Ways That Alcohol Causes Weight Gain

Unhappy with the number on the scale? The culprit might not be what’s on your plate, but rather, what’s in your cup. Alcohol is a nutritionless calorie bomb packed with carbs and sugar. Beer and wine have about 150 calories a serving. Hard liquors like gin vodka, and...

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

From our heads to our toes, there are thousands of miles of little tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies: our blood vessels. Veins are a kind of blood vessel located close to the surface of our skin. Their job is to carry blood from throughout our body back to...

Alcohol & Hearing Loss: How Alcohol Affects Your Hearing

Alcohol & Hearing Loss: How Alcohol Affects Your Hearing

It’s well known that drinking can cause balance issues and dizziness. But did you know that this is caused by alcohol’s impact on your ears rather than your brain? Yes, in case you hadn’t already heard, alcohol can wreak havoc on your hearing organs. This is why...