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Shocking Health Hazards: Excessive Worrying

Anxiety is a normal emotion. Anxiety results from your brain and stress response systems reacting to an event that causes worry or fear. Anxiety is how your brain communicates that there is a potential danger you should be aware of and may need to address. Everyone experiences anxiety symptoms occasionally, ...
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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

When the conversation turns to prescription drug abuse, many people first think of prescription pain killers or opioid drugs. The effects of the opioid epidemic continue to reach across the nation, responsible for the loss of thousands of lives annually. However, opioid drugs are not the only prescription drugs with ...
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Signs of Alcohol Addiction

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that over seventeen million American adults have alcohol use disorders of varying severity. In addition, nearly one million American youths between the ages of twelve and seventeen have alcohol use disorders. It is essential to remember that alcoholism is not a ...
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The Difference Between Opioids and Morphine

Discussions about drug addiction frequently turn to opioids and the ongoing opioid epidemic that remains problematic across the nation. Opioid drugs are linked (annually) to thousands of drug overdose deaths in all American states. In addition to the term opioid, another term should be familiar, yet it is not. When ...
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Controlled Substances-How In Control Are You?

Medical and mental health providers across the nation prescribe controlled substances every day. In addition to drugs used in medical settings, controlled substances are also illegal or illicit substances. Although many people understand certain drugs are likely to be classified as controlled substances (such as narcotic pain medications), many do ...
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Treating Moderate to Severe Pain-Physically and Mentally

Pain medications or "painkillers" are drugs provided by medical providers to help patients manage pain and discomfort. There are several reasons you may take pain medication, including chronic and acute pain management needs. Living with pain is emotionally draining, and the psychological impacts of pain conditions cannot be understated. However, ...
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Treating Moderate to Severe Pain-Physically and Mentally

Pain medications or “painkillers” are drugs provided by medical providers to help patients manage pain and discomfort. There are several reasons you may take pain medication, including chronic and acute pain management needs. Living with pain is emotionally draining, and the psychological impacts of pain conditions cannot be understated. However, ...
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5 Symptoms of Addiction

Alcohol and drug abuse are prevalent across all demographics. It is not uncommon for addictions to develop out of casual use or experimentation with drugs or alcohol. It does not take long for the line between casual drinking or using to become blurry. For some drugs, one use or first-time ...
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Live Your Best Life-Sober Living

Over the last decade, approaches to addiction treatment have changed. Today, more people seek help from external support systems beyond therapists, counselors, and traditional support groups. Although all of these professionals and services remain vital components of an addiction recovery team, many find they want or need additional support beyond ...
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