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Depression and Alcohol: Understanding Your Dual Diagnosis

If you drink because you’re feeling down, you might be exacerbating your problem. According to the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, people suffering from alcohol use disorder, or AUD, are four times more likely to experience depression than people who don’t drink.  Alcohol is a depressant. Consequently, when you drink it, depression may worsen. Depression…

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Long Term Effects of Adderall

Adderall is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. However, it’s taken for reasons other than prescribed by individuals across various age groups and backgrounds. People also obtain it illegally, which potentially leads to abuse and addiction. The prescription drug addiction treatment staff at AspenRidge Fort Collins Recovery Center helps individuals understand…

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Symptoms of Depression: The Unseen Epidemic

Depression affects over 300 million lives worldwide. However, that figure only represents those who’ve received a medical diagnosis. While unknown, the actual number is much, much more significant. Unfortunately, society’s understanding of the mood disorder is quite limited, often leaving friends and family members of the affected confused and unable to help. Depression – either…

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Side Effects of Smoking Dabs

You’ve been toying with the idea of smoking dabs. You figure it’s a great way to reach the high quickly. But did you know that there are several undesirable side effects of smoking dabs? Some of them might even necessitate professional intervention. What are Dabs? The Marijuana addiction treatment CO frequently welcomes clients who dabs…

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

You struggle with chemical dependency. However, unlike so many other people who have an addiction to a drug, you use multiple substances. Maybe you don’t care what you use as long as it gets you high. No matter how you got to this point, there’s help for polysubstance abuse. Understanding the Mechanisms of Polysubstance Abuse…

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What Is Antabuse?

What is Antabuse? Many people looking for alcohol treatment for themselves or a loved one end up asking this question. Antabuse refers to a prescription given to people suffering from alcohol addiction. The medication helps people quit drinking alcohol by causing an adverse reaction and unpleasant effects when you do drink. At an Antabuse treatment…

woman fights with friend over alcohol use brought on by cycle of alcohol and anxiety

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…