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How to Control Drug Cravings

How to Control Drug Cravings

Researchers often talk about the concept of cravings as “wanting” drugs as opposed to “liking” drugs. The idea is that cravings are a programmed reaction to signals in the environment. And these signals have been connected to drug use through …

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stimulants and depressants

What Are the Consequences of Mixing Stimulants and Depressants?

Taking stimulants and depressants as prescribed by your doctor can help relieve pain or improve your concentration. However, mixing stimulants and depressants can have dangerous, even fatal, consequences. In 2007, more than 3 million people in the U.S. abused and …

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Menopause and Addiction

Menopause and Addiction: How Your Hormones Play a Role

Although menopause is a natural process that every woman goes through, its symptoms can be distressing and disruptive. The stress of menopause can drive you to use alcohol and drugs. Sadly, alcohol and hormonal balance are indeed related.  Learn more …

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Personality Disorder

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Teenage Girls

Borderline personality disorder can affect people of varying ages and from different walks of life. Unfortunately, even young women and teenage girls are subject to this disorder’s grasp. Also known as BPD, borderline personality disorder can cause difficulties and challenges …

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Blacking Out from Drinking

Blacking Out from Drinking

If you’ve seen the 2009 film “The Hangover,” you know about blacking out from drinking alcohol. The four main characters have a wild night of partying and then wake up the next morning, unable to recall a single memory from …

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sexual abuse and addiction

The Link Between Sexual Trauma and Addiction

Addiction is often a result of a deeper trauma. People who are victims of sexual abuse may look for ways to mask the pain. Drugs and alcohol might provide a temporary answer.  However, this quick fix makes them worse off …

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