Drugs and Alcohol

Research and articles about combining alcohol with other drugs.

Substance-Induced Bipolar Disorder

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Substance-Induced Bipolar Disorder

Mental disorders such as bipolar disorder are known to occur due to chemical imbalances in the brain. Bipolar disorder is characterized by constant alternating episodes of depression and mania in a person. Imbalances of neurotransmitters like dopamine or norepinephrine inside a person’s brain are common contributors to bipolar disorder. When one of the neurotransmitters is too low it can cause a depressive state and when it is too high it can cause a manic state. Many different types of drugs can imitate naturally occurring neurotransmitters inside the brain causing imbalances. In order for...

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Mild Neurocognitive Disorders and Substance Abuse

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Mild Neurocognitive Disorders and Substance Abuse

Mild neurocognitive disorder is defined as a cognitive decline that is not related to the common symptoms of aging. A person diagnosed with this condition presents problems with normal cognitive functions such as: Learning capability Problem solving Perception Memory Early detection of mild neurocognitive disorders allows for a better medical intervention that may slow or even prevent a major neurocognitive disorder – a more debilitating condition that impairs the normal performance of the patient in higher levels. Substance abuse and cognitive disorders become related when a person...

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Is Drinking Absinthe Dangerous?

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Is Drinking Absinthe Dangerous?

Many questions surround absinthe abuse, mostly because many European and Western countries banned the drink in the early 1900’s. Drinking absinthe is dangerous, but not for the hallucinations it causes, or the criminal, violent behavior it is associated with. Get help today to learn about this dangerous alcohol and to recover with professional help. What Is Absinthe? Absinthe is an alcohol with a high alcohol content. It averages between 55-75 percent or 110-144 proof; compared to other liquors that average around 40 percent alcohol content, absinthe can get people intoxicated much faster....

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Dangers of Combining Marijuana and Alcohol

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Dangers of Combining Marijuana and Alcohol

Although many people consider marijuana to be a completely harmless drug, it is important for you to do some research on marijuana before actually abusing it and expecting little consequence. Marijuana can cause your reflexes to slow down, which can easily create severe lapses in your judgment. This can mean that you behave in abnormal and dangerous ways that you would never even consider when you were sober. These dangerous situations can put yourself as well as those around you in danger. These dangerous consequences can come about when you are abusing marijuana by itself, but that is...

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