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What is the Connection Between Alcohol and Anxiety?

It is fairly well known that alcohol consumption can increase anxiety over time. It is more well known, however, that alcohol can allow shy or anxious people to come out of their shells more easily to socialize. This dichotomy between alcohol and anxiety is troublesome at the least. Using alcohol to calm anxiety and socialize…

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What is the Co-Occurring Disorders Definition?

What is the Co-Occurring Disorders Definition?

Being told you suffer a co-occurring condition with your addiction feels scary. But this diagnosis actually helps you get to the root of your substance abuse, so you can build strong recovery. With this diagnosis, you start getting the therapies and treatments you need. So, what are the co-occurring disorders definition and signs of these…

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Colorado Hospitals Receive Opioid Treatment Grants for Addiction

Colorado Fights Against Opioid Epidemic with Opioid Treatment Grants for Hospitals https://media.9news.com/embeds/video/8289919/iframe Opioid overdose deaths have increased three-folds in Colorado from 2000 to 2015. It’s evident that more and more Colorado residents are getting addicted to both illicit opioids, like heroin, and prescription opioids, like oxycodone, codeine and hydrocodone. To combat growing addiction rates in…

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21 Colorado Addiction Facts That May Surprise You

Everyone knows that, in 2013, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational pot. But, did you know that the state has the 12th highest consumption rate of illegal drugs? These Colorado drug use statistics should be interesting to you. We hear a lot about legalized marijuana in Colorado. After all, the state gained national…

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Exercising Can Help Addicts Beat a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

A Look at How Exercising Can Help You Overcome an Addiction Recent studies show that exercising can aid in addiction recovery. Recovering addicts who exercise are less likely to relapse and are less vulnerable to environmental cues and triggers. The theory behind this phenomenon is that exercising stimulates peptide production in the brain. These peptides…

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Common Skin Problems for Drug Abusers and Alcoholics: Broken Down By Drug Type

Common Skin Problems for Drug Abusers and Alcoholics: Broken Down By Drug Type It is common knowledge that prolonged drug use can cause major health complications for the body’s most vital organs – especially the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach. But, most people neglect the fact that drug addiction can also be extremely damaging to…

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