Author: James Anderson

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James Anderson, a seasoned social worker boasting a decade of expertise, secured his psychology credentials from Boston University. Immediately upon concluding his academic journey, he devoted his energies to aiding individuals grappling with alcohol and drug dependency. Currently, he channels his vast knowledge into crafting insightful articles aimed at combating substance abuse, offering guidance and support through his blog.

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

How to Stop Drinking for Good

Make meetings a priority – Join a recovery support group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and attend meetings regularly. Spending time with people who understand exactly what you’re going through can be very healing. You can also benefit from the shared experiences of the group members and learn what others have done to stay sober. […]

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April 12, 2024

James Anderson

Alcohol and Heart Health: Separating Fact from Fiction

Researchers have also suggested that red wine, in particular, might protect the heart, thanks to the antioxidants it contains. Alcohol is also a known risk factor for atrial fibrillation, which is an abnormal heart rhythm in one of the chambers of the heart, the left atrium. In atrial fibrillation, rather than pump blood into the […]

Alcohol Abuse

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

The Truth About Dandruff

When babies have seborrheic dermatitis, it’s called cradle cap. You may find it on the skin of a baby’s scalp, eyelids, nose, and groin area. Cradle cap normally clears up on its own by the time the baby is 8 to 12 months old. Try putting mineral or vegetable oil on the baby’s scalp for […]

Drug Addiction

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

How to Recover From an Ecstasy Hangover: Tips and Cures

Recovering from the effects of Molly (MDMA) is a crucial step towards reclaiming one’s health and well-being. Recognizing the need for recovery is the first and essential step in this journey. In this section, we will explore the signs that indicate the need for recovery, the difference between recreational use and addiction, and the importance […]

Detox

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

Alcohols Effects on the Cardiovascular System PMC

A greater decrease in heart rate in ethanol treated rats compared with control rats during β-adrenoreceptor blockade with propranolol indicates that the ethanol treated rats had an increased sympathetic activity. An increase in sympathetic activity is consistent with impairment of the baroreceptors that, when activated, inhibit the sympathetic nervous system[45,47]. It is important to note […]

Alcohol Abuse

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

Cocaine Crack: What It Is, Side Effects, Risks & Withdrawal

Having a co-occurring mental health condition and exposure to environmental factors can also increase the risk of developing a crack addiction. Crack is a freebase form of cocaine that is processed using water and either ammonia or baking soda, until it forms a rock crystal that can be smoked. Crack cocaine is also known as […]

Drug Addiction

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

Alcohol Cravings: Why They Happen and How to Manage Them

It is inadvisable to try to deal with this problem alone, as this situation can greatly deteriorate. Professional healthcare advisors in alcohol rehab facilities know how to deal with alcohol cravings and are in the best position to prescribe the right drugs to curb alcohol cravings. Some small clinical studies have shown it can reduce […]

Detox

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

Cocaine Illicit Use: Addiction, Overdosage, and Drug Testing

It can affect your heart, brain, lungs, gut, and kidneys as well as your emotional health and daily life — especially if you become addicted. Research suggests that certain communities may be more prone to using drugs, including cocaine. For example, those who identify as LGBTQ are more than twice as likely to use illicit […]

Drug Addiction

April 12, 2024

James Anderson

Yale Scientist Explains Why Alcoholism is Rare Among Jews Jewish Telegraphic Agency

On the other hand, they study also underscores the presence of risk factors within certain religious communities where excessive alcohol may be use, tolerates, or even encourages. Understanding these nuances is crucial for public health initiatives and interventions aimed at reducing alcohol related problems within specific religious contexts. The association between drinking alcohol and one’s […]

Alcohol Abuse

April 11, 2024

James Anderson

Crack Addiction: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

In addition to friends and family, a group of other sober individuals can be critical. Those you meet in rehab, aftercare groups or local outpatient programs can help you stay connected to sobriety and remind you of the importance of staying clean. While staying clean isn’t easy and the temptations to use may never go […]

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