Tag Archives: Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

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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The Mother-Daughter Addiction

Mother daughter on a bench “…She flipped the truck into a ditch and just left the scene. Nikki…we can’t find her.” I hung up. My momma: the adult, the child, my everything. I slid to the floor and smacked my head with my fist. “God, help me!” I thought. I desperately wanted the pain to end, and for our lives [...]
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When I Say No, I Mean No

Woman drinking coffee The other evening, I had just sat down to a nice dinner with a newly acquainted colleague at a posh restaurant overlooking all of Los Angeles. As I began to gaze over the menu, I suddenly heard the question slip from his lips. “Sooo, what would you like to drink?” I raised my head, trying [...]
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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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