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The Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol And Ambien

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Both alcohol and Ambien become more dangerous and potentially lethal when combined with one another. For that reason, you should never consume Ambien after a night of drinking or vice versa. Ambien, generic name Zolpidem, is a sedative-hypnotic sleep aid that is used for the treatment of insomnia and other various sleep disorders and generally works 20 minutes after being consumed.


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Substance Abuse and College Students

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Aug 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

College students in the United States are among some of the highest risk demographics for engaging in substance abuse. The university environment is often the first time that some of these students have been free from parental supervision, placed in a high-stress academic environment that is coupled with peer pressure and a high degree of personal responsibility for balancing work, school, and academics. Some students may feel separation anxiety from leaving their home and family for the first time. The university environment can also be full of students who may be having their parents or relatives foot the bill, leading to a distorted sense of fiduciary responsibility. Overall, it is estimated that those enrolled in a full-time college program are twice as likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than those who don’t attend college.

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Top 10 Addictions People Go To Rehab For

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

No addiction is the same. Addicts all have different circumstances and reasons for why they become addicted in the first place and why they continue to have a substance dependency. If you have ever been curious about what addictions most people go to rehab for, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality have maintained a survey that is distributed among treatment centers in the U.S. TEDS, known as the Treatment Episode Data Set, collects data on programs in every state that receive some type of federal or state funding.


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Lethal Doses Of The World's Most Abused Drugs

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jul 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

In 2003, a Berkeley study was conducted to compare the lethal toxicity of 20 of the most common psychoactive substances in the world. This study took a comprehensive look at over 3000 medical records containing information on lethal dosage amounts for both human and non-human subjects.

 

The range of toxicity varied according to the body mass of the subject as well as age, but researchers were able to approximate a lethal dosage amount for each substance studied. We put together this list of substances to create an easy to understand visual representation of the data.

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Celebrities Who Have Overdosed

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jul 25, 2018 3:59:56 PM
 

Amidst recent news, Demi Lovato was hospitalized after suffering from an apparent opioid overdose on Tuesday, July 24th. After being treated with Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, her condition has been described as stable, with her now both awake and responsive. Demi is not necessarily new to this type of scene, as she has struggled throughout her youth with her mental health, addiction, and eating disorders. While still remaining massively successful, Demi has been fighting demons within her, as shown throughout her newest song “Sober”, she admitted that she has began drinking again after getting sober post treatment. Demi Lovato’s story shows us that drug addiction and overdose does not discriminate and can happen to anyone no matter their level of success, fame, or how many people they have behind them. There are numerous celebrities all throughout the entertainment industry who have survived overdose, many you may have never imagined.

 

 

https://pitchfork.com/news/demi-lovato-hospitalized-for-possible-drug-overdose-report/ (Rick Kern/Getty Images for BeautyKind: Concert for Causes) 

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Deaths of Despair: America’s Drugs, Alcohol, & Suicide Crisis

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

This past month has seen the passing of two prominent figures in the social sphere of popular culture whom, to the casual observer, seemed to have everything. Kate Spade, international business mogul and fashion designer, and Anthony Bourdain, celebrated television chef and world traveler, were both successful, wealthy, beloved celebrities who seemed to have been dealing with darker, more troubling emotions than anyone outside of themselves knew about.

 

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Benefits Of Exercise During Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Addiction to drugs and alcohol can wreak havoc on the balance we normally maintain when it comes to healthy diet and exercise; there are actually many benefits of exercise that can be capitalized on during rehab. Maintaining a regular aerobic exercise routine can actually lower risk of developing an addiction or relapsing from a prior addiction. Research has shown that individuals who regularly engage in exercise are less like likely to use and abuse illicit drugs, and that exercise offers special protective behavioral and neurological effects against developing a substance use disorder.

 

 

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Teenage Drug and Alcohol Abuse Facts

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Apr 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

Drug and alcohol abuse. It surrounds individuals on a daily basis and unfortunately can be introduced into children's lives at younger ages than we would enjoy. While some children are just reminded it exists, some dabble in the use of drugs or alcohol before they enter middle school or high school. In many high school surveys, many students admitted that they have drank alcohol before the legal age of 21. The problem in today’s society regarding the drinking of alcohol is that the laws restricting it do not do their jobs when it comes to the world’s children. Even though the legal drinking age in the U.S. is 21, young adults will get fake ids, steal liquor from friends or family, or pay individuals old enough to purchase alcohol to get it for them. By teaching children the facts while they are young, we might be able to help reduce this problem.

 

 

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7 Services That Make Us The Best Drug/Alcohol Program In Kentucky

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Apr 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM
 

Are you looking for a rehab center for yourself or someone you care about?

Landmark Recovery has the most comprehensive drug and alcohol program in Kentucky. Our services include medical detox, residential services, structured group therapy 7 days a week, individual and family counseling, and imparts recovery strategies that will empower you for life. Read 7 services that set us apart from the rest and make us the best option when you’re struggling with an addition.

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Is A Lifelong Process

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

So, there you are - watching in awe as the addict in your local SMART Recovery or AA meeting proudly announces that he’s made it to yet another year of sobriety through drug and alcohol treatment. He seems so strong, resilient, and unwavering in his mission to stay sober. If drug and alcohol recovery truly is what we’ve heard, “a lifelong process,” why is it that some people seem to breeze through it, while others struggle immensely to get through one day without using?

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