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5 Signs of Polysubstance Abuse

Some drug users take more than one substance to boost each substance’s effects and achieve a different euphoric feeling. On the other hand, some engage in this behavior unknowingly when they take drugs laced with other substances. The term used to refer to this behavior is polysubstance abuse. Using multiple substances can lead to health…

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What Are the Differences Between Opioids and Opiates?

The abuse of opioids and opiates is one of the most significant challenges facing healthcare systems. While these drugs have some differences, most people do not know this and tend to mix their names. These substances are addictive and can cause serious health issues if used for an extended period. However, seeking treatment for opioid…

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How Alcohol Exacerbates Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health disorders. Study after study has found that alcohol is the most commonly abused substance. These are unfortunate statistics, because alcohol often exacerbates (or even causes) depression and anxiety. Many people fall into a cycle of drinking to numb the symptoms of one or both of…

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Should I Participate in Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a treatment that provides access to the support needed when dealing with problems. It is particularly useful in treating addiction and mental health issues like anxiety. Besides, it can help deal with anger issues and family conflicts caused by these problems. It’s critical to understand the importance of individual therapy and what…