Tag Archives: Alcohol Addiction

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol May Increase Suicide Risk

Alcohol is associated with a number of negative outcomes – it can cause liver failure, certain types of cancer, and often plays a role in fatal car crashes. It is even associated with anxiety and depression. New evidence additionally suggests that alcohol in combination with cocaine is correlated with a marked increase in suicide risk. […]

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New Drug Ibudilast May Help Treatment of Alcoholism

New Drug Ibudilast May Help Treatment of Alcoholism

Alcoholism presents an urgent public health issue in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, a division of the National Institutes of Health, nearly 90,000 people die each year as a direct result of alcoholism, making it one of the leading causes of death nationwide. These numbers don’t include those […]

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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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Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

Alcohol is one of the world’s most popular and accessible drugs. The ubiquity of alcohol consumption, however, belies the major health risks associated with alcohol abuse. In 2012 alone, according to the World Health Organization, alcohol abuse was responsible for over 3.3 million deaths across the globe. The dangers of alcoholism are numerous and pervasive. […]

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Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Why Anxiety and Addiction Are So Closely Related

Affecting an average of 18.1 percent of adults living in the US, chronic persistent anxiety and anxiety disorders are characterized by restlessness and worry that is seemingly “out of nowhere,” or without cause. For those suffering from anxiety, it is a constant struggle to feel comfortable or “normal.” When you compare the symptoms of anxiety […]

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Tackle Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Let’s face it: admitting that you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem is terrifying. You find yourself not knowing what to do, where to go or what questions to ask. The truth is, you are not alone in this battle, and there is hope. It’s time to tackle your addiction once […]

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Tips for Staying Sober this Fourth of July

The day America celebrates its independence, The Fourth of July, is traditionally a day associated with barbecuing, fireworks and drinking. For those in recovery, especially early on, it can be a particularly difficult holiday to celebrate and enjoy in a safe and sober manner. Reminiscing on past times of drinking and revelry on The Fourth […]

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Why Are Some People More Prone to Addiction Than Others?

What makes one person addicted and another person not addicted? Some people believe the difference between someone who doesn’t get addicted to substances and someone who does is an “addiction gene”. However, this could not be further from the truth. Genetic predispositions to certain traits can lead to the likeliness of addiction; however, numerous studies […]

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5 Mental Health Disorders that Often Co-occur With Addiction

Approximately 9.2 million adults suffer from a substance use disorder as well as one or more mental health disorders in the United States, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. This condition is called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. It is sometimes unclear whether the drug or alcohol addiction or the mental illness […]

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