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Drug Addiction in the Elderly- How To Recognize It and Offer Help

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Although drug and substance abuse have declined over the years as the population ages, addiction in the elderly is a rising concern. It’s a silent epidemic as over one million people aged 65 and above are struggling with addiction in the United States. The most commonly abused substances include alcohol, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications.   This is a growing …

6 Tips for Dealing With a Shopping Addiction

Some people find it much harder than others to resist the impulse to pick up something shiny and new. While buying things spontaneously now and then is perfectly normal, it becomes more pressing when you’re maxing out credit cards and running out of cash. If this sounds like you, you may have a shopping addiction. Whether you know you’re an …

6 Signs You Might Have an Addiction Problem

Image Source: Pexels If you feel like you can no longer control your urge to use a substance and the behavior has started negatively impacting your life, you might have an addiction problem. For some people, it might seem like a difficult choice to seek help for a problem they have been able to hide for some time. However, this …

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Breaking the habit: Six steps to quit drug addiction

Image Source Quitting an addiction is not an easy job. Withdrawal is more complex and demanding than how you first fell for drug temptations. Addiction controls habits, behaviors, and one’s life. Its complications and side effects turn everything upside down and increase the chances of several healthcare issues. Continuous use of drugs is fatal for organs and bodily functions. For …

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Hayden Panettiere discusses how addiction affects the whole family

Addiction doesn’t just affect those with a dangerous dependency on alcohol or drugs. Often, the experiences of those on the sidelines watching their loved ones spiral into the depths of addiction are even more raw and distressing than for the individual suffering with the problem.  Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere has recently been discussing how, during the midst of her dependence …

How to Help a Loved One Dealing with Addiction

Image Source: Pexels Whether it is alcohol or drugs, dealing with an addiction is not easy. The person struggling may not know it and those around do not always know what to do. It is normal to feel scared, confused, and annoyed but these feelings won’t help the addict. What can you do to help your loved one beat the …

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Alcohol Addiction, Who It Affects, and How

Alcohol addiction is the excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages to the point that it interferes with physical, mental, and social health. About 7% of American adults suffer from an alcohol use disorder. Alcohol Addiction, Who It Affects, and How (Image Credit Pexels) The problem causes significant distress and interferes with work, school, and personal relationships. Sadly, it doesn’t only affect …

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Top 3 Evidence-based Ways to Prevent Hangover

Hangovers can manifest in a number of ways, but medically, it happens when a person drinks more alcohol than what their liver can process at a time. Although there is no hard-and-fast rate of drinking beyond which triggers a hangover but is estimated that the liver can process – 12 ounces of beer in an hour 5 ounces of wine …

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Why Declining Mental Health Can Lead You to Drug Addiction

Mental health decline can have several causes. It can be the result of physical or emotional trauma, exposure to violence, or even just the stresses of daily life. Whatever the reason, though, declining mental health can lead you to drug addiction.   Addiction is a disease that affects both your mind and your body. When you’re struggling with addiction, your …

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Is your alcohol consumption excessive?

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