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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of alcohol. But alcohol is a drug and alcohol addiction is a serious health problem . Alcohol addiction , more properly known as alcohol use disorder (AUD) , affect s as much as 14% of…

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Benzo Addiction: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Benzodiazepines or “benzos” such as Valium and Xanax are prescribed to treat conditions like anxiety disorders or insomnia. However, some people end up abusing these drugs and develop a benzo addiction. They users may misuse their prescriptions by tak…


Cocaine Addiction: The Dangers of Stimulant Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. It’s powdery, white, and crystal-like in appearance. Some people heat cocaine and make it into a rock called “crack cocaine”. Common slang terms…

Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment

Heroin, an opiate derived from the poppy plant, is a highly addictive illegal drug. It comes in either a brown or white powder or a black, sticky substance. Heroin quickly enters the brain and affects the areas responsible for regulating pain and pleasure,…

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