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Rock Bottom: From prescription pills to heroin

June 12, 2013 by  
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Rock Bottom: From prescription pills to heroin The abuse of prescription pills is leading many individuals to heroin. Why? Heroin is a cheap alternative to a very expensive prescription pill habit. Prescription pills can range from 20 to 60 dollars a pill while heroin runs from 3 to 20 dollars a bag. Unfortunately for the […]

What is a “Wet Brain”?

April 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol Facts, hiamine, Wet Brain

What is a “Wet Brain”? “Wet Brain” is another name for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. It is a condition caused by lack of vitamin B1 (thiamine) often secondary to alcohol abuse. It causes a loss of specific brain functions because B1 is an essential vitamin involved in helping the body make energy from carbohydrates. It also helps […]

Alcohol Related Illnesses Pt.2

April 5, 2013 by  
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  Alcohol has become so ingrained in our social culture that we often forget it is a poison. Alcohol penetrates every cell in your body and directly affects your brain, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, kidneys and lungs. At times people disregard the health problems associated with their drinking and blame it on aging or another […]

Alcohol Related Illnesses Pt.1

April 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol

Chronic alcohol use can be very detrimental to your health. Long-term use of alcohol is capable of damaging nearly every organ and system in the body.  Alcohol Related Illnesses: Cardiomyopathy Drinking alcohol in large quantities has a toxic effect on the heart. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and the […]

Social Problems Associated with Alcoholism

March 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Addiction, Alcohol, Substance Abuse

Social Problems Associated with Alcoholism Alcoholism is associated with many harmful social problems for the drinker and anyone the drinker comes into contact with. Social problems associated with alcoholism can include things such as accidents, career related problems, family problems, and domestic problems. Unfortunately social problems associated with alcoholism don’t just affect the drinker but […]

Top 3 Drugs Abused in College

February 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Drug Abuse

Top 3 Drugs Abused in College The top 3 drugs abused in college are fairly obvious because they are also very common drugs abused by everyone who uses drugs. The top 3 drugs abused in college are alcohol, marijuana, and prescription narcotics. Drugs abused in college: Prescription drugs Prescription drugs are common drugs abused in […]

The Relationship between Alcohol, Drugs and Crime

February 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Alcohol, Crime, Drug Abuse

  Obviously there is a strong relationship between alcohol, drugs, and crime. There are the crimes linked to the using or possessing of illegal substances like drinking underage or having pot. Then there are the crimes we commit while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Then there are crimes that are linked to getting […]

Long-term effects of alcohol abuse

April 16, 2012 by  
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The long-term effects of alcohol abuse are extremely dangerous and life threatening. Drinking in moderation rarely results in long-term effects of alcohol abuse. Alcohol is a depressant drug. These drugs slow down the activity of the central nervous system. The effects of alcohol depend on the amount that is drunk, how familiar the person is […]

Cops Crack Down on Underage Drinking During Spring Break

March 29, 2012 by  
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  Throughout Florida, law enforcement officials are combing the beaches, looking for underage drinkers. Officials have made over 1,000 arrests this month. Alcohol is the drug of choice among teenagers. The incidence of alcohol abuse among minors spikes over school holidays like spring break. The beach, clubs, and alcohol are all part of the spring […]

What Are Alcoholic Blackouts?

March 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Alcohol

Have you ever wondered, “What are alcoholic blackouts?”. Have you ever had a hangover that went too far? Maybe so far to the point that the only thing you do remember about your night of drinking is the hangover in the morning? You wake up holding your head with a pounding headache wondering how you […]