The Dangerous Relationship Between Eating Disorders And Alcohol Abuse

Anorexia and bulimia are two of the most common eating disorders from which people suffer. However, every manifestation of each is different. There are now buzzwords to describe certain types of anorexia and bulimia. These include “Diabulimia” (diabetes combined with bulimia) and “Manorexia” (a term for anorexia in men). “Drunkorexia” is another such buzzword. It’s […]

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How Alcohol Abuse Affects Thyroid Function

Thousands of people in the United States suffer from thyroid issues. For most of them, an occasional alcoholic beverage isn’t an issue. Regular drinking and abuse, on the other hand, has potentially serious health effects. How Alcohol Abuse Affects The Thyroid An abundance of alcohol can depress the function of the thyroid gland and cause […]

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The Extreme Dangers Of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Withdrawal is a natural, if painful, part of drug addiction recovery. However, some withdrawal processes are much more dangerous than others – and benzodiazepine withdrawal is one of the most dangerous you can go through. If you are addicted to benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium, do not try to quit “cold turkey” and do not […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Addiction

Many people aren’t sure what cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is. The phrase usually conjures images of a patient lying on a couch, recounting every facet of his or her childhood to find the one incident that caused a problem. Although most clinicians don’t adhere to this stereotype, they can become skeptical of “talk therapy.” Some […]

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Concerned Your College Student Might Have A Problem With Addiction?

The college years are a time when teens develop greater independence and begin exploring the paths that they will take through adulthood. With greater freedom and less parental supervision, it’s also the time for parties, experimentation with drugs and exposure to friends’ risky behaviors. It’s simply a fact that alcohol is widely available on the […]

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