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Can You Die from Withdrawal?

Being physically dependent on a substance means that your body has adapted so that it now requires drugs or alcohol to keep functioning normally. Suddenly quitting your drug of choice cold turkey can cause drastic physical changes in all of your organs, especially your brain and heart. It’s therefore natural, and even smart, for a …

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Is the Digital Age to Blame for Online Shopping Addiction?

Shopping has evolved dramatically within the last 20 years, thanks to the Internet. Online shopping has completely changed the way Americans shop, and can often be more fun, convenient, and less costly than shopping at brick-and-mortar stores. Today, shopping online is as easy as tapping a few screens on your device, and can lead to …

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4 Ways to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in America

Opioid addiction remains a major public health crisis in America, and was linked to 33,000 deaths in 2015. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. — the majority of which are being caused by opioid use. In 2015, over 63 percent of all drug overdose deaths were caused by either …

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From Drug Use to Drug Abuse: The Stages of Addiction

The onset of addiction is a gradual process that can take weeks, months, or years. Addiction works differently for each individual person, but generally begins with experimentation, followed by regular use of drugs or alcohol, and physical dependence on those substances. Many times, dependence leads to psychological addiction, followed by one or more relapses that …

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