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How Alcoholism Can Make Your Blood Pressure Worse

By |2021-03-30T23:18:00+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Scientists are still learning how alcoholism affects heart health and blood pressure. According to a few John Hopkins University studies, moderate alcohol drinking may lead to a lower risk of dying from heart disease. Also, modest amounts of alcohol might help to slightly raise the levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol as per some studies. […]

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost?

By |2021-03-16T18:03:38+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It is never a good feeling when you, or a loved one, are considering whether or not professional treatment is necessary for an alcohol use disorder or an alcohol addiction.

 

However, the simple fact that there is even a question is a strong indicator that there is possibly a problem and that professional help may be […]

5 Ways to Conquer Drug Cravings

By |2021-04-15T19:47:51+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

When you have a substance use disorder or an addiction, one of the hardest things to do in life is quit using drugs and alcohol. One of the main reasons for this is that you will begin craving the drugs or alcohol, almost immediately after you decide to quit. So, what are some good ways […]

What Happens to Your Brain When You Get Blackout Drunk?

By |2021-03-30T23:19:28+00:00December 6th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

 

If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that 2020 has been a stressful year. Along with the nation battling the surge of cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, is the increased rates of alcohol consumption sweeping across the country. No one could argue against ending a long stressful day […]

Alcoholism is on the Rise During COVID-19

By |2021-01-15T00:49:38+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Depression|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I’m sure the year of 2020 hasn’t turned out quite the way any of us had envisioned it would have in the beginning of the year. Since the arrival of COVID-19 in our country, we have all faced many challenging obstacles. Temporary closures of businesses deemed non-essential, self-isolation, quarantine, and other dramatic changes of […]

PTSD & Drug Use: Military, Police, Fire, & Healthcare Workers

By |2020-12-21T20:51:50+00:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

 

Many have heard the term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but what does that really mean? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition in which the person suffering has either experienced or witnessed a terrifying or traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident such as a car crash, combat in war, rape, […]

The Military and Drug Use

By |2020-09-03T19:31:15+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse, Family, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Besides alcohol, substances like marijuana and cocaine are also common among active duty service members currently in the military, however, due to the fact that testing positive to a random drug test could lead to a dishonorable discharge, many military members develop problems associated with alcohol or prescription painkillers, commonly prescribed due to injuries from combat or carrying and operating heavy equipment. For instance, during the years of 2001 to 2009, the number of painkillers prescribed to the military more than quadrupled, causing a subsequent rise in opioid use disorders as well. In 2017, one in four active-duty members of the United States military received a prescription for opioids.

Can I Get COVID-19 From Drug Use?

By |2021-03-30T23:22:45+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

The coronavirus, also commonly known as COVID-19, has rapidly swept across the globe, ultimately causing worldwide economic shut downs in the hopes of flattening the curve to potentially save millions of lives that are at risk of death from this dangerous virus. The problem with COVID-19 is that the virus can last on surfaces for […]

How to Live Without Drugs: 7 Ways to Overcome Addiction

By |2021-01-28T20:16:24+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

If you have ever struggled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol then you know just how hard it can be to turn your life around and get sober, once and for all. For a lot of people who are still living in an active stage of drug addiction and/or alcohol abuse, having fun without […]

Can Remote Drug Rehab Work?

By |2020-06-22T23:11:57+00:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Rehabilitation, Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the world today, it seems as though uncertainty and fear linger behind every corner, as the Coronavirus, also commonly known as Covid-19, has caused extreme panic and unrest across the globe. Since being brought to mainstream media attention somewhere back in the beginning of this year, the Coronavirus has forced nations to shut down, […]

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