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Legal Consequences that Follow Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Legal Consequences That Follow Alcohol and Drug Abuse - The Treatment Center

Addiction leads to all sorts of negative issues including poor health, high risk of death by overdose and exposure to criminal activity. Alcohol and drug abuse aren’t just hazardous to the body, but can also harm someone’s standing as a law-abiding citizen. Addiction can tempt otherwise socially responsible individuals to engage in dangerous, violent and […]

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For Women, Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Reaching Record Levels

Alcohol Abuse, Addiction in Women Reaching Record Levels

Recent research has revealed a disturbing trend about alcohol addiction in women. Modern women drink more frequently and heavily than past generations, and it’s killing them. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, at least 5.3 million American women drink in a manner that puts their health at risk. An occasional drink […]

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Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Liver Fibrosis

Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Liver Fibrosis

Most people know that alcohol consumption is hard on the liver. What they don’t always understand is the strong connection between diseases like liver fibrosis and alcoholism, especially when combined with other unhealthy lifestyle factors. Liver fibrosis occurs when scar tissue accumulates in the liver from continuous inflammation. Fibrosis is often a secondary complication of […]

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Study Busts Myth of High Alcohol Tolerance

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Study Busts Myth of High Alcohol Tolerance

When a person uses an illegal drug on a regular basis, he or she will inevitably build a tolerance to the substance. This tolerance will require the person to consume larger quantities of a drug to achieve the desired feelings. Ramping up dosage amounts can lead to serious health problems and often spiral into full-blown […]

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The Chemistry of Alcohol Dependence

The Chemistry of Alcohol Dependence

Most people have at least a basic understanding of neurochemistry, the relationships between the naturally-produced chemicals in the human brain. What they may not know is how alcohol affects them. These chemicals, called neurotransmitters, regulate the brain’s functions and influence behavior. Healthy function depends on a careful balance of these neurotransmitters, and virtually every type […]

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Marijuana Use Can Increase the Risks for Alcohol Use Disorders

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Marijuana Use Can Increase the Risks for Alcohol Use Disorders

Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. Marijuana has been approved for medical use in over half of US states, and 5 states have legalized it for recreational use in individuals over 21. Legal or not, marijuana continues to be at the center of controversy. Of major concern is an […]

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Study Shows Addictive Cravings Are Detectable After Death

Study Shows Addictive Cravings Are Detectable After Death

Substance abuse is an epidemic in our nation, and headlines all over the United States are a testament to how deadly it can be. Substance abuse is now the leading cause of unintentional death, with overdoses claiming more lives than car accidents. As it turns out, a new study suggests that addiction can affect us […]

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What Is Emotional Sobriety?

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

An estimated 20 million people in the United States, struggle with a substance abuse disorder, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Unfortunately, only about 10% of these people receive appropriate treatment. Whether you’re struggling to regain your life or well on the road to recovery, you’re probably focused on attaining or maintaining your […]

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How Alcohol Abuse Affects the Major Organs of the Body

Alcohol abuse has been proven to be deadly if continued over long periods of time, but we often overlook the long-term effects of alcohol abuse, as many believe that “long term” is considered to mean years or decades. This lack of foresight and understanding of just how much of an effect alcohol actually has on […]

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