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How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?

Maybe you’ve been hiding a drinking problem for a while. However, you don’t want to keep waking up to withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, you’re thinking of entering rehab. But what is the average length of an alcohol detox program? You will need to make time for addiction treatment to overcome this problem with alcohol. At Santé…

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What Is Valium?

There are a lot of prescription drugs out there. People might have heard of some of them but don’t know what they do. One such drug is Valium. What is Valium used for, and what does it do? In such situations, it’s best to research or ask a healthcare professional for more information. Call 866.238.3154

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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…

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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 have a high price on individuals and society. It leads to lost productivity and potential and a higher cost to…

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What You Need To Know About Drug Overdose

You hear about the opioid epidemic often 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 more significant problem. Learning about drug overdose has become one of the most pressing…

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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 is combining substances. Abusing one drug is hazardous enough. The dangers of mixing substances are even more substantial. Medical professionals call this an example of “polydrug”…

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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. Instead, 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 issues. A typical combination is cocaine…

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How Family Support Can Help With Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a serious issue that affects millions of people every year. It can be devastating not only to the person suffering from addiction but also to their families. Fortunately, there are many support systems available for those struggling with alcoholism and their families. One powerful form of support is family support, and this blog…