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Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Man addicted to alcohol Contributor: Marissa A. Angileri, MSW, CADC, Addiction Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Addiction and mental illness often times go hand in hand. Self-medicating with alcohol and/ or other drugs is a common way to cope with the uncomfortable emotions associated with mental illness. Bipolar is a chronic mental illness which affects a person’s mood and [...]
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Effects of Binge Drinking on Women

Woman drinking alcohol 60% of women in the United States have at least 1 drink once a year, but 13% have more than 7 drinks per week [1]. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the guidelines for moderate drinking is no more than 1 drink per day for women [1]. According to the Centers [...]
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Approaching an Adolescent Who Is Engaging in Underage Drinking

Teenager Looking into the Distance Approaching an Adolescent who is Engaging in Underage Drinking can be a daunting tasks. Often times parents and caregivers are often unsure of how to know if their child is drinking besides evaluating environmental or instinctual signs. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, there are signs you can look for to [...]
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Dangers of Combining Alcohol With Sleeping Pills

Alcohol addiction Sleeping is often something most adults go without. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-8 hours per night to feel rested [9]. 48% of Americans have insomnia, and sleeping pills may often aid in a better night’s sleep. If however, that sleeping pills are used chronically to continue to aid in falling asleep, it [...]
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Connection Between Eating Disorders and an Addiction to Diet Pills

Diet pill addiction and eating disorders are serious issues among those individuals struggling with an eating disorder and/or addiction. Many times people do not consider diet pills as a substance that can be addictive, but diet pills often contain chemicals, such as stimulants, that can build up tolerance [4]. Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy. [...]
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