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College Students and Substance Abuse

College Students and Substance Abuse: Deadly Combinations College is often a time of exploration and learning. However, for some, it’s also a time of binge drinking and substance abuse? Studies show that college students are more likely to partake in binge drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug use, which often leads to substance abuse. College…

Exercise and Drug Addiction

Exercise and Drug Addiction

Food, Exercise and Drug Addiction: A Strange Combination Eating healthy, exercise and drug addiction may seem like an odd combination. However, recent studies show that exercise could decrease substance abuse and reinforce abstinence. At the same time, healthy eating may increase mood and long-term recovery. Exercising while using drugs is not recommended. The reason is…

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Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse: What’s the Connection?

On their own, psychiatric conditions and alcohol abuse are difficult to treat. The effects are often even harder to manage and treat when someone struggles with both. Research shows that about 45 percent of people with bipolar disorder also meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. Left untreated, people with this combination suffer from…

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Does Experimenting with Drugs Cause Addiction?

There comes the point in many young people’s lives that they consider experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Many people who experiment don’t expect to develop a drug addiction. They assume, “it won’t happen to me.” However, even seemingly harmless experimenting can lead to drug addiction. While experimenting with drugs may seem attractive, it poses several…

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Depression Can Trigger Your Addiction

Depression is a common and treatable mental health condition that affects millions of Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored, and stigmatized. Importantly, depression and addiction are often closely linked, and depression can trigger addiction. Whether your depression is caused by trauma, a substance abuse addiction, or…