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Understanding the Detrimental Effects of Meth Use

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that has a very high potential for abuse. It produces a temporary, addictive euphoria, followed by a “crash” and severe depression. If you know someone who might have a substance abuse problem, encourage him or her to seek... Continue reading →

Understanding the Dangers of Methamphetamine Abuse

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive, stimulant drug. Those who engage in meth substance abuse develop dangerous side effects involving the body and the mind. Meth acts on the central nervous system to release a cascade of dopamine, causing feelings of pleasure. Over time, however, the dopamine... Continue reading →

How Proper Nutrition Can Cleanse Your Body During Your Inpatient Treatment

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

When you check into an inpatient substance abuse treatment center, you’ll have a medical evaluation. You’ll discuss your typical daily diet with the doctor and your nutritional needs. Substance abuse often robs the body of much-needed nutrients. In fact, alcoholism is a leading cause of... Continue reading →

The Dangers of Binge Drinking

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Binge drinking is a common problem, particularly among those between the ages of 18 to 34 and 65 or older. Binge drinking is defined as consuming enough alcoholic beverages to cause a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. One of the most significant health problems that can occur... Continue reading →

Understanding How Meth Affects Your Brain

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Methamphetamine, or meth, is an extremely dangerous drug that can lead to addiction after a single use. A primary reason why meth is so highly addictive is because it changes the way the brain perceives enjoyment. The drug prevents users from experiencing joy, save for when they are high. This... Continue reading →

The Risks of Methamphetamine Abuse During Pregnancy

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Methamphetamine is a very dangerous and highly addictive substance that leads to significant and possibly permanent side effects for the user. However, if that user happens to be pregnant, the child will suffer as well. Methamphetamine crosses through the placental barrier, resulting in prenatal... Continue reading →

Is There a Typical Methamphetamine User?

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Everyone who uses methamphetamines could potentially become physically dependent and addicted to them. Although there is no “typical” description of a methamphetamine user, clinicians have noted that there are a few characteristics that a person with this substance abuse problem may have. For... Continue reading →

What Is Binge Drinking?

March 24, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

Binge drinking is a specific manner of consuming alcohol that can indicate abuse. The medical community advises both men and women to consume alcohol on a moderate basis. This means a maximum of seven alcoholic beverages for women during any given week, and 14 beverages a week for men. Binge... Continue reading →

The Relationship Between Alcohol Abuse and Depression

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

It’s quite common for adults to enjoy a glass of wine after a stressful day to enable relaxation. When this behavior occurs on an occasional basis and the individual does not drink to excess, it isn’t considered alcohol abuse. However, some individuals may consume alcohol immoderately as a... Continue reading →

The Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

March 23, 2017 Posted in: Press Release

If a doctor prescribes it, it can’t be bad for you, right? It’s this line of thought that can cause people to slide down the slope of prescription drug abuse. Unlike cocaine, heroin, and other illegal drugs that have widespread reputations of being harmful and addictive, prescription drugs are... Continue reading →

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