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Is Using Cocaine and Alcohol Together Dangerous?

Many people who abuse drugs have their substance of choice. However, this doesn’t mean they only use that substance. Rather, it means an individual just prefers one particular drug. While they have a favorite, they may have no problems mixing various substances. This type of drug abuse poses additional problems. A common combination is cocaine…

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How to Recognize the Signs of an Alcoholic Friend

An alcohol use disorder is easy to hide. Especially for individuals who have been drinking and struggling with alcohol use disorder for some time. Also, individuals often overlook warning signs that someone has a dependency or addiction upon alcohol because they don’t consider things like binge drinking being dangerous. Yet this is a form of…

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INDIVIDUALS WITH A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Argyle, Texas, May 7, 2020—Headlines scream continuously about COVID-19 – the number of cases, unemployment rates, vaccine progress, etc. Included in those headlines are stories focusing on the vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. Among those in that population are people with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). These individuals and their families, friends, colleagues and neighbors…

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75,000 Americans at Risk of Dying–Group Warns

Argyle, Texas, June 1, 2020—As many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the national public health group Well Being Trust. This staggering number could become a reality due to the growing unemployment crisis, economic downturns…

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Explanation of Alcohol Dependence

One of the most widespread yet devastating issues in today’s society, alcohol dependence affects people from all walks of life. Although it is similar to alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, there are also some crucial differences. Physical dependence and an abnormally high tolerance level are the primary characteristics of alcohol dependence. A tendency to experience…