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What Happens When You Mix Ambien and Alcohol?

What Happens When You Mix Ambien and Alcohol? man holds ambien pills and a glass of alcohol

Many Americans take sleep aid medications like Ambien to combat insomnia. However, combing Ambien with other addictive substances like alcohol can lead to serious consequences. Ambien and alcohol are both depressants, which will amplify side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, slowed heart rate, trouble breathing, and more. Combining any amount of Ambien and alcohol is not […]

What is the Most Addictive Drug?

What is the Most Addictive Drug? woman suffering from addiction

Edited on October 7th, 2020 Table of contentsWhat is the Most Addictive Drug?1. Heroin2. Cocaine3. Alcohol4. Barbiturates5. MethamphetamineHow Drug Addiction WorksBeating Addiction The addictive potential of a drug can be difficult to determine because it may vary greatly based on several factors, such as how easily a person will become addicted, the severity of its […]

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death?

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death? ambulance going to the ER

Drug withdrawal symptoms can range from very mild to very severe depending on the circumstances, but can drug withdrawal be deadly? Here’s what you need to know before you attempt to detox on your own. Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death?Yes, certain types of drug withdrawal can cause death, such as opiate withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal, and […]

10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms

10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms alcohol and pills

Many addictive drugs cause harmful long-term effects when they are abused over and over again. However, quitting is often a double-edged sword due to the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms they can also cause. If you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may experience some withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. The duration and severity of […]

What is a Speedball? Side Effects, Risks, and Overdose

What is a Speedball? Side Effects, Risks, and Overdose drugs to make speedball

Table of contentsWhat is a Speedball?The Fentanyl SpeedballHeroin vs. CocaineSide Effects of a SpeedballSpeedball OverdoseAdditional Speedball RisksHow to Tell if Someone is “Speedballing”Cocaine and Heroin Addiction: Speedball Abuse and Recovery What is a Speedball?A “speedball” is a mixture of stimulant and depressant drugs, most commonly heroin and cocaine. The mixture is typically injected into the […]

What is the Worst Drug to Detox From?

What is the Worst Drug to Detox From? woman detoxing at home

Table of contentsDrug Withdrawal Symptoms: What You Need to KnowTop 4 Worst Drugs to Detox From1. Alcohol2. Benzodiazepines3. Heroin4. Crystal MethTreating Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Withdrawal symptoms are one of the most common concerns among people who want to quit their drug of choice. Just the thought of detox being painful or uncomfortable can be enough […]

Why Breaking Up with Alcohol Might Be the Best Thing for Your Love Life

Why Breaking Up with Alcohol Might Be the Best Thing for Your Love Life happy couple after they detoxed from alcohol

At a time of year when love and relationships are on many people’s minds, this might also be a good time to reflect on your relationship with alcohol and how it affects your friendships, your marriage, or your romantic endeavors. Alcohol abuse can spoil romance in more ways than one. Not only can it exacerbate […]

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations dangerous drugs on table

Abusing drugs and alcohol simultaneously is common in America, but it doesn’t come without serious risks. In 2011, there were 606,653 Emergency Department visits involving alcohol, and many of these also involved other drugs.1 Research findings also show people who are addicted to alcohol are much more likely than the general population to also abuse […]

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol man suffering from brain damage

Alcohol and drugs have profound effects on the brain, leading to what we see as the external side effects of drug and alcohol abuse. When a person abuses a drug or gets intoxicated, there are clear outward signs and behaviors that display this. However, there are also a slew of consequences for the brain, an […]

What Are The Damaging Side Effects of Alcohol Addiction?

What Are The Damaging Side Effects of Alcohol Addiction? xanax pills

Table of contentsWhat is Alcohol Addiction?What Are the Negative Side Effects of Alcohol on the Organs?What Are The Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Addiction?What Are The Psychological Side Effects of Alcohol Addiction?What Are The Social Side Effects of Alcohol Addiction?How Common is Alcohol Addiction?Risk Factors and Consequences of Drinking and DrivingHow to Prevent Drunk DrivingCan […]

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