Is Alcohol a Stimulant or Depressant?

Alcohol is a highly addictive substance that is widely available. In fact, it is one of the most popular psychoactive substances, with the majority of American adults consuming alcohol on a regular basis. The difference between social drinking, binge drinking, and alcoholism can sometimes become blurred, especially because alcohol is socially acceptable. So, is alcohol…

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Identifying Addictive Behaviors

While many times addictions involve physical dependency, the psychological and behavioral aspects of addiction must be considered as well. Addictive behavior is just as difficult to treat than physical addictions. Addictive behaviors, like physical addictions, result in changes to your brain chemistry. You can even experience psychological and physical symptoms of withdrawal when you stop…

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What is Lean?

Opiates are some of the most commonly abused drugs. Despite their many medical uses, opiates are highly addictive. Opiates include illicit drugs like heroin, as well as prescription opiates like Oxycontin, morphine, and Codeine. Unfortunately, taking opiates regularly, even as prescribed, can lead to physical and psychological addiction. When prescription opiates are diverted to black…

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