Curious to know some oxycodone abuse facts? Here is a primer on what you need to know about this prescription painkiller and why its use is potentially harmful.
With substance abuse stress is always a major concern, since drug and alcohol abuse is often a coping mechanism for people who feel stressed or overwhelmed by life’s challenges and are looking for a way to escape.
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.
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 —…Details
People who go on alcohol binges get drunk in just a short amount of time as a result of concentrated heavy drinking. There is some overlap between individuals who fall into this category of alcohol consumers and people who have diagnosable symptoms of alcoholism. However, binge drinking and alcoholism are not the same thing. A…Details
Ask anyone to name an organ that is affected by binge drinking, and they’ll likely name the liver. Just how bad is drinking for your liver? Catastrophic. Your liver is damaged every time you drink alcohol, an inherently poisonous substance, and eventually the liver ceases to function. Untimely liver failure is a serious, yet common,…Details
Anti-substance abuse campaigns are widespread. Virtually everyone should know by now that drug or alcohol abuse has serious consequences, and not just of a legal sort. So why do some people throw logic to the wind and try drugs or alcohol regardless? The answer is complicated, but in the face of certain motivators like anxiety…Details
By Cathy Habas You really like drinking, but there’s a little flicker of doubt in your mind about whether you’re going overboard. Binge drinking is real. It is a sign of alcoholism, and it has the potential to ruin your career, finances, relationships and health. This dangerous practice may even claim your life. Fortunately, if…Details
Relapse during recovery from alcoholism is common, but that doesn’t make it any less frightening to witness. When someone you care about experiences alcoholic relapse, how to help becomes your primary concern. First you want to help them regain control of their drinking, and then you want to do everything in your power to make…Details
While it is still not talked about much, Ambien addiction is a growing problem among the American adult population. Because of differences in the way they metabolize the drug, women are especially vulnerable to Ambien dependency, and many women are taking unsafe doses of the drug in a futile attempt to conquer their insomnia.