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Three Beers

Posted on March 22, 2017 in Alcoholism

Can You Get Addicted to Beer?

There are plenty of myths about alcohol and alcoholism, and many of them have been thoroughly debunked. However, the idea that “beer addiction” is somehow not alcoholism, or that you can’t be an alcoholic if you only drink beer, seems to endure.

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what is excessive drinking

Posted on March 20, 2017 in Alcoholism

At-Risk Drinking: Excessive Drinking Defined by the NIAAA

What is excessive drinking? If you follow public health discussions on the risks of alcohol consumption, or have simply seen headlines addressing the topic, you may be asking yourself what is considered “excessive drinking.” In the U.S., the guidelines used to define this dangerous pattern of alcohol intake — also known as heavy drinking — come largely from a federal agency called the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA.

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bath salts related deaths

Posted on March 19, 2017 in Addiction

Are Bath Salts Addictive?

Since bath salts hit the streets, the number of bath salts related deaths has been on the rise. In 2011 alone, more than 20,000 emergency room cases involved bath salts. The most common effects of using bath salts include psychosis, suicidal thoughts, heart and circulation problems, depression and death.

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drugs like Adderall and Ritalin

Posted on March 18, 2017 in Addiction

Are There Drugs Like Adderall and Ritalin That Are Not Addictive?

Adderall and Ritalin are two of the most widely prescribed medications for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). Both of these medications contain strong, potentially addictive prescription stimulants as their active ingredients. If you want to avoid stimulant use, you may wonder if you have any non-addictive alternatives to drugs like Adderall and Ritalin. The answer is yes, although these alternatives do not work in the same way as addictive stimulants.

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Posted on March 17, 2017 in Teen Mental Health

7 Common Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder in Teenagers

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by instability in moods, self-image and relationships with others. Mental health professionals are often reluctant to diagnose teenagers with this disorder, because teens are still going through changes in mental development, but once a teenager is showing signs of a personality disorder, it is important to get proper treatment.

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how to stop binge drinking

Posted on March 16, 2017 in Alcoholism

5 Ways to Stop Binge Drinking

One in six adults binge drinks at least four times a month, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), drinking an average of eight drinks per binge.

Binge drinking carries many risks, ranging from unintentional injuries such as falls, alcohol poisoning and liver disease. If you tend to binge, finding out how to stop binge drinking is a key step towards reducing the risks.

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Teen Alcohol Abuse

Posted on March 13, 2017 in Alcoholism

5 of the Top Strategies for Getting Sober

What is the best way to quit drinking? That is a question binge drinkers and others concerned about their alcohol consumption frequently ask themselves, and perhaps it’s something you’ve wondered about as well.

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what is excessive drinking

Posted on March 12, 2017 in Alcoholism

At-Risk Drinking: Excessive Drinking Defined by the NIAAA

What is excessive drinking? If you follow public health discussions on the risks of alcohol consumption, or have simply seen headlines addressing the topic, you may be asking yourself what is considered “excessive drinking.” In the U.S., the guidelines used to define this dangerous pattern of alcohol intake — also known as heavy drinking — come largely from a federal agency called the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA.

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