Tag Archives: Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Dangers of Lexapro Use and Alcoholism

Woman in the shadows Lexapro, or brand name escitalopram oxalate, is an antidepressant and antianxiety. Lexapro is an SSRI and prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and other mental health issues. Lexapro affects the brain by blocking the reuptake of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which affects mood. SSRI drugs are known as one of the [...]
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Drinking In Adolescents May Lead to Serious Long Term Health Risks

Adolescents drinking An analysis of Vietnam-era veterans, found that those with alcohol dependence in young adulthood had on average, three medical conditions by the time they reached 60. Further research also found that young adults who drank for 5 or more years showed both physical and mental health decline once they reached their 60’s [1]. In a [...]
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Supporting a Loved Ones Recovery From Alcoholism During the Holidays

Loved one during Holidays Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, especially those who are recovering from alcoholism. If someone you love is early in recovery, you may be uncertain of ways to support them during this time. Learning How to Support a Loved One [...]
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Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder: Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders

Women struggling with Bipolar and addiction When you have a dual-diagnosis it is necessary to treat both conditions simultaneously. This isn’t a chicken or the egg scenario—it is more akin to having a flood in the basement and a fire in the attic. If you deal with one first, the other may have inflicted irreparable damage to the house by the [...]
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Overdoses in Youth Have Tripled

Youth Opioid overdoses have nearly tripled among kids, teens and children under 10 the highest rate of painkiller poisonings were Oxycontin, Percocet or Vicodin. For children aged 1-4, the number of poisonings increased to 205% from 1997-2012 and for teens aged 15-19 the increase was 176% [1]. In 2014 more people died from drug overdoses than [...]
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