eliminating stress and drinking

8 Tips to Decrease or Eliminate Stress-Related Drinking

Stress is one of those words we hear thrown around on a daily basis. At the end of the stress spectrum, there are small annoyances like traffic jams or stressful days at work that raise your blood pressure slightly but don't last for long periods of time.  On the other side sits life's unexpected events such as losing someone close...

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The effects of Xanax with alcohol are extremely dangerous and even fatal in some cases.

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Xanax

The effects of Xanax with alcohol are extremely dangerous and even fatal in some cases. For example, it is possible to die from a lethal dose of just one drug if mixed with another substance or medication like benzodiazepines (Xanax). This means mixing these two substances is highly discouraged.  Benzodiazepine prescriptions such as Xanax have many legitimate uses but also...

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Anxiety and depression affect millions of Americans on literally a daily basis.

Holistic Approach to Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Anxiety and depression affect millions of Americans on literally a daily basis. If you don’t suffer from depression and/or anxiety yourself, there’s a pretty good chance that you know someone that does. Living with anxiety and depression can be debilitating and prevent the person suffering from being able to live their daily lives. It’s why so many who are suffering...

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A drug addict has one primary focus – where their next “fix” is going to come from and when that fix will take place.

The 6 Ways Drug Addiction Affects The Family The Most

A drug addict has one primary focus - where their next “fix” is going to come from and when that fix will take place. The drug user’s lack of self-respect, and lack of respect for those around them, become evident very quickly. The drugs become a priority over everything else in their lives. Kingsway Recovery, located in Mullica Hill, New...

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Understanding Triggers

Dealing With Addiction Triggers? Try These Coping Skills

Encountering addiction triggers on the road to recovery is inevitable. This is even true for individuals that have maintained their sobriety long-term after addiction treatment. Although there are many ways to handle addiction triggers, healthy coping skills are going to be important for growth.  The reality is that learning how to deal with triggers, and being able to do so...

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myths about alcoholism

Debunking The Myths About Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be tricky subjects. Society tells us that it is ok to drink and even encourages it through social activities such as happy hour and even most social gatherings. Think about the last time you went to a party, event, or another type of social gathering, and there wasn’t alcohol present. Having a few drinks is...

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What Drugs Do to the Brain's Chemistry

How Do Drugs Affect Neurotransmitters?

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the body. In fact, different transmitters influenced messages between neurons. Also, they may convey messages between neurons and muscles. How do drugs affect neurotransmitters? Different transmitters influence drug use.  For example, drug consumption heavily influences dopamine and serotonin. Indeed, dopamine is involved with a person's motor control, motivation, and "reward" system of reinforcement. On the...

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Honesty and Recovery

Honesty And Recovery: The Importance Of Maintaining Truthfulness

If you are in recovery, being honest is vital. You want to be honest with your treatment specialist and with yourself. The problem, though, is that being honest is not always an easy task to achieve. Those going through addiction will often fall into the habit of being dishonest with themselves and those around them. If you are late to...

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Two business people discussing the psychology of gambling

The Psychology of Gambling

Problems with gambling can happen to anyone from any walk of life. Gambling goes from a fun, harmless game to an unhealthy obsession that can have serious consequences. It doesn’t matter if you’re betting on sports, roulette, poker, scratch-off tickets, or slots--in a casino, at the track, or online.  A gambling problem can: harm relationships, interfere with work, and lead...

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alcohol poisoning

Recovering From Alcohol Poisoning: How Is It Different Than A Hangover?

It's essential to understand the difference between alcohol poisoning and a bad hangover. A night of drinking too much can make you feel sick in the morning; the more alcohol you drink, the stronger the hangover will be. Symptoms are often mild but can be intense enough to feel like alcohol withdrawal. It's also important to know how to recover...

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