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senior man drinking alcohol at home - binge drinking
In the United States, one of the most common patterns of alcohol overuse is binge drinking. In fact, of all the alcohol people consume, over fifty percent is served while those people are binge drinking. But many people do not understand what binge drinking is or believe that they are engaging in it. Binge Drinking...
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illustration of man trapped in pill bottle with white pills - benzodiazepine addiction
A class of anti-anxiety medication, benzodiazepines are usually prescribed for anxiety, seizures, insomnia, muscle relaxation, and acute alcohol withdrawal. In addition, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), they are also often prescribed off-label for depression, restless leg syndrome, and many other conditions. These commonly prescribed medications have the potential...
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community meeting in LGBT center with small rainbow pride flag - LGBT community
June is LGBT Pride Month. Pride came about as a result of individual and systemic traumas endured by the LGBT community, including the Stonewall Riot, which occurred in New York in June 1969. Science has confirmed the link between trauma and addiction, so it should not be surprising that members of the LGBT community would...
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closeup of friend putting her hand on friend's shoulder - enabling your loved one
It is natural to want to help someone you care about, whether financially, physically, or emotionally. Helping those in need is certainly a good thing, but when that person has a drug or alcohol addiction, there is a fine line between helping and enabling. Many people who are trying to help are actually contributing to...
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wooden block with the number five painted in blue - myths
Inaccurate Information Sometimes otherwise well-meaning people can be remarkably insensitive—and more importantly, remarkably inaccurate—when giving advice to someone struggling with a substance use disorder. The journey to recovery is difficult enough without having to listen to ill-informed nonsense about your substance use disorder and what it supposedly says about you as a person. Whether you...
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senior woman looking out the window - senior citizens
Substance abuse and addiction is a growing problem among the elderly (adults aged 60 and over). Senior citizens are becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs at alarming rates. In fact, senior addiction is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States. A Hidden Epidemic An article published by the University of Buffalo...
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seven puzzle pieces laid out on a wooden table - it's time
An intervention is an opportunity for family to show love and support to someone in desperate need. Often thought of as a last-ditch effort to get a person with an addiction help, interventions can be life changing when appropriately planned. Does your loved one need this type of support? It can be hard to come...
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man reading papers in front of laptop - family medical leave act
Many people know they have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and know they need help. Sadly, many people won’t seek addiction treatment for fear of losing their jobs. They worry they could be fired if they take the time they need to go to a recovery treatment center. What they might not know is...
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orange and white capsules spilling out of bottle on bright sky blue background - adderall
A prescribed medication, Adderall is a stimulant that is used primarily to treat the symptoms of Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sometimes this potent drug is also prescribed for people with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy or those suffering from depression. However, as with all prescription medications, Adderall should only be...
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overwhelmed woman sitting on floor in living room with children's toys - functioning alcoholic
Many people think of an alcoholic as someone who always drinks too much, looks disheveled, has difficulty holding a job, and is struggling financially. They may picture a person who has difficulty in their relationships, or is incarcerated, homeless, or hitting rock bottom. Although those things are true for some people with alcohol use disorder,...
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