Alcohol is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. So, when you drink, you might experience a calming feeling. Combining alcohol with other CNS depressants can intensify that feeling and is dangerous to your health, even if you do it accidentally. Mixing Ativan and alcohol is relatively common among people who abuse addictive substances because using […]
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 […]
Edited on October 7th, 2020 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 withdrawal symptoms, how much the drug activates the brain’s reward system, or how much physical and psychological […]
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.
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.
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 veins but may also be snorted simultaneously. Known for the intense high it produces, this drug combination is especially dangerous and can cause serious side effects, overdose, or death.
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 to make many people forego sobriety and keep using drugs or alcohol to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
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 […]
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 […]
Table of contents5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage From Drugs and AlcoholBrain Disorders Caused by Drug and Alcohol AbuseTypes of Drugs that Can Cause Brain DamageIs It Possible to Reverse Brain Damage from Drugs?Healing the Physical and Psychological Damage of Drug Abuse Alcohol and drugs have profound effects on the brain, leading to what we […]