The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

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According to a 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 52 percent of Americans ages 12 and older drank alcohol within the past month, but only about 5 percent of people with an alcohol addiction received treatment. People who have gone through treatment for an alcohol use disorder often look for support … Read More

Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is characterized as a brain disease because alcohol changes the structure and function of the brain. These changes in brain function can alter a person’s behavior patterns significantly. When someone loses control over their alcohol use, it is typically considered alcoholism. Some of the most common warning signs of alcoholism include: Excessive drinking Misuse … Read More

National Prescription Take Back Day 2019

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National Prescription Take Back Day 2019 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs twice a year and is designed to allow people to drop off and dispose of prescription drugs that are expired or no longer needed. The next National Take Back Day will be held on April 27, 2019 between 10:00am and 02:00pm. This will … Read More

How Long Does Percocet Stay in Your System

Percocet is a prescription, brand-name pain reliever. Percocet treats pain ranging from moderate to moderately severe, and it’s a combination of an opioid component and acetaminophen. The opioid in Percocet is oxycodone. Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter pain reliever found in brand name medications like Tylenol. As with other opioids, Percocet is a controlled substance, only … Read More

Can You Overdose on Xanax?

Can you overdose on Xanax? Yes, you can. The risk of overdosing is even higher if Xanax is used with other central nervous system depressants. When used as a short-term medication and as prescribed, Xanax is considered fairly safe and effective. However, Xanax abuse and addiction are possible. Xanax is a brand-name prescription drug. The … Read More

The Effects of Alcohol on the Brain

What are the effects of alcohol on the brain? When you drink alcohol, it travels throughout every part of the body in the bloodstream. Alcohol also affects certain neurotransmitters, which are the messengers that send signals throughout the body. Neurotransmitters play a role in how we behave, think and experience emotions. For example, drinking causes … Read More

Two Most Commonly Misused Amphetamines

Adderall and Ritalin are two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for children. Amphetamines, drugs that promote attention and alertness, are frequently misused. Amphetamines are typically prescribed to treat diseases such as narcolepsy or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When used correctly, they can increase energy and sharpen focus. When misused, these drugs can cause a … Read More

How Long Alcohol Stays in Your Blood

How long does alcohol stay in your blood? When you drink alcohol, it is absorbed by your stomach and intestines, and it then enters the bloodstream. When you feel certain effects of alcohol, such as intoxication, it’s because it’s accumulating in your blood and the tissues of your body. The stomach absorbs an estimated 20 … Read More

The Effects of Adderall and Alcohol

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Adderall is a stimulant combination drug of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Prescribed primarily for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Adderall changes the amount of substances in the brain. Specifically, Adderall increases the availability of neurotransmitters in the brain including norepinephrine and dopamine. As a result, brain activity speeds up. While Adderall is a prescription … Read More

Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms

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Alcohol poisoning symptoms can appear seemingly out of nowhere for some people. A person may think they’re drinking casually but are unaware that they fit the criteria for binge drinking, which can lead to alcohol poisoning symptoms. Alcohol poisoning, also known as an alcohol overdose, can be deadly. Learning more about potential alcohol poisoning symptoms … Read More