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Recovery and Social Media

Are you working through recovery? Does social media seem to be limiting your success? That’s not uncommon. Social media can encourage drug and alcohol use. It may even put you at risk for engaging in these substances during your sobriety. You don’t want to find yourself at risk, but how can you navigate social media without…

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Tips To Help Keep Count of Your Drinks

Do you need some tips to keep track of your drinks? Quitting drinking can be a challenge. Before an individual develops a dependency or addiction, they are usually abusing alcohol. One way to avoid alcohol use disorder is by keeping a strict count of the drink had. To be clear, a person that is sober…

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Dangers of Drinking After Work

It’s a long day. You’re tired and feeling the tension and stress of the day, physically and emotionally. Drinking after work seems like a good way to get rid of some of that. It may feel like the only thing to get you through the night. Yet, the dangers of drinking after work are numerous.…

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What Are The Early Signs of Addiction?

Addiction could be less daunting if people better understood how drugs affect brain chemistry. Substance abuse rewires how your brain functions, often with disastrous consequences. The only way to begin to undo the damage is through treatment and rehab at centers such as the Santé Center for Healing. It helps to know the early signs…

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The Dangers of Combining Substances

Substance abuse triggers profound changes in your brain. It interferes with normal functions and, perhaps more alarmingly, clouds judgment. One of those risks common to individuals with substance abuse issues: combining substances. Abusing one drug is hazardous enough. The dangers of combining substances are even more substantial. Medicine calls this an example of “polydrug” abuse.…

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What You Need To Know About Drug Overdose

You hear about the opioid epidemic all the time on the news, and justifiably so. The number of people struggling with heroin or other opioid addictions has skyrocketed over the past 20 years, with disastrous consequences. Sadly, that’s just a slice of a larger problem. Learning about drug overdose has become one of the most…

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Drinking And Driving Consequences

In our society, we are never far from a place that sells or serves alcohol. The availability of alcohol comes with consequences, especially those stemming from drinking and driving. The consequences of drinking and driving exact a high price from individuals and society. It leads to lost productivity, lost potential, and a greater cost to…

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How Drugs Affect Your Brain Chemistry

Your brain is the computer of life. It governs bodily functions that we rarely contemplate like blinking your eyes, breathing, and movement. These and more are the result of a complex set of mechanisms facilitated by brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters. You probably already know drugs impact the brain, but have you ever wondered how…