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What Can Happen If You Mix Alcohol with Depressants?

The consumption of alcohol is legal in the United States over the age of 21. Unfortunately, this intoxicating substance is also very commonly abused, creating a dangerous cocktail when combined with other prescribed, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs. Alcohol has the effect of compounding other substances’ side effects, which increases the risk of alcohol poisoning, overdose,…

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5 Signs You Have a Problem with Alcohol

There are various signs and symptoms of a drinking problem. Some are easy to recognize, while others are more subtle. In addition, the severity of a person’s drinking problem can make the warning signs more obvious. However, mild alcohol abuse, or high-functioning alcoholics, are often overlooked. Unfortunately, what seems to be minor issues become worse…

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How to Handle Instances of Peer Pressure and Alcohol

One thing that people often misunderstand is that peer pressure does not only affect teenagers. Adults are at risk of bowing to peer pressure as well. Sometimes you may have to involve trained individuals in your struggle to overcome peer pressure. Experts in addiction treatment suggest that alcohol is the second most abused substance after…

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Four Ways Addiction Occurs

Traditional wisdom suggests two basic types of addiction. Either a person is born with the potential for addiction due to genetics, or they develop an addiction with extended substance abuse. Often, the issue becomes a combination of the two. That’s a simplified explanation of this condition, but there may be more underlying issues when evaluating each…

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Importance Of An Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center

Because it is legal and so common in our culture, alcohol poses a unique risk for both young people and adults. Alcohol abuse can come in many forms such as binge drinking. Once an individual develops a dependency or addiction, they’ll need professional help to heal and recover properly. If you’re facing an addiction to…

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You Can Avoid the Dangers of Binge Drinking

The dangers of binge drinking are significant. They can include problems like blackouts, dangerous behaviors, overspending, liver damage, and other mental and physical health problems. Plus, they can sometimes put you in situations you would have otherwise avoided had alcohol not been a factor. But at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, you can get the…