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Effects of Addiction on the Brain

What Are the Effects of Addiction on the Brain? The disease of addiction is complex and hard to overcome. More people die prematurely from drug addiction than any other cause…

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Prescription Drug Addiction: What Are the Causes?

The Facts About Prescription Drug Addiction When thinking of people addicted to drugs, most assume that they are addicted to illegal street drugs. However, this is increasingly becoming untrue. Instead,…

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What Is Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

What Is Anxiety? What is anxiety? This is a common question, but anxiety remains fairly misunderstood among mental health disorders. Anxiety is a nearly universal human experience that becomes so…

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What Are the Criteria Used to Diagnose Addiction?

How Is Addiction Diagnosed? Addiction is such a personal condition, and it’s something that affects many people, both directly and indirectly. Because of personal associations with addiction and its effects,…

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What is Addiction: Signs and Symptoms

A Guide to Answering “What Is Addiction” What is addiction? What does it truly mean in terms of being a diagnosable and treatable disease? Many have heard of addiction, but…

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Substance Abuse vs. Addiction

How Do You Compare Substance Abuse vs. Addiction? A common question people have is how do substance abuse vs. addiction compare to one another, and what are the differences. As…

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What Are Central Nervous System Depressants?

An Overview of Central Nervous System Depressants Central nervous system depressants are a group of prescription medications that when taken reduce brain stimulation and create feelings of relaxation. Depressants may…

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An Overview of Anxiety and Prescription Medication

Anxiety and Prescription Medication Anxiety is a quite normal response by humans to certain situations that may be stressful or dangerous. It often increases the level of caution and awareness…

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Prescription Drugs and Driving

What To Know About Using Prescription Drugs and Driving The use and misuse of prescription medication can pose a serious problem with driving. Similar to driving under the influence of…

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Mixing Prescription Drugs and Alcohol

What To Know About Combining Prescription Drugs and Alcohol The number of people worldwide who use different forms of prescription, non-prescription and herbal remedies to treat various forms of pain…

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