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Emotional Effects of Alcohol

Although legal, alcohol is one of the most highly addictive psychoactive substances in the world. Like other psychoactive substances, alcohol can lead to physical and psychological dependence. The emotional effects of alcohol can also be damaging. Since alcohol lowers your inhibitions, intoxication can cause you to argue and fight with others. In fact, drinking also…

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Myths About Drugs

Substance abuse disorders and addiction impact more than 23 million Americans annually, making addiction an epidemic. Unlike certain conditions like infections, addiction is a chronic and incurable condition. While some myths about drugs include things like you can’t get addicted from just one use, the truth is that all psychoactive substances can lead to physical…

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How to have a Sober Thanksgiving

Sober Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is often a time of reflection and celebration that brings families and friends together. For some, however, Thanksgiving can also be a trigger for addiction relapse. This is especially true if an addict is surrounded by people who regularly drink alcohol during the holiday. It becomes difficult to experience a sober Thanksgiving.…