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Mixing Benzodiazepines and Alcohol, and Why it's Bad for you

Mixing Benzodiazepines and Alcohol, and Why it’s Bad for you

There is a very specific reason why you will see alarmingly bright warning signs on the sides of prescription bottles. Like a poisonous fish,  the colours are a warning to be careful before you consume and to be careful about what you consume when taking the medication.  One of those warnings relates to mixing Benzodiazepines […]

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What Happens At Rage Stays At Rage

What Happens At Rage Stays At Rage

Wrong!  That’s in a perfect world… what happens at Rage goes on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter … the types of social platforms goes on and on. Pictures of you doing things that may embarrass you for years to come will be out there on the internet forever. Not to mention the live options that we […]

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Tips To Stay Motivated in Long-Term Sobriety

Tips To Stay Motivated in Long-Term Sobriety

Tips To Stay Motivated in Long-Term Sobriety Recovery is a lifelong battle. There is no report card or final grade. A life filled with long-term recovery and a life in sobriety, is a life that will bring you happiness and joy. So much that it may leave you feeling undeserving of the gifts you have […]

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No one ever asks me why I don't shoot heroin.

No one ever asks me why I don’t shoot heroin.

  …yet everybody asks me why I don’t drink alcohol! In my social circle it’s a general opinion that heroin is extremely destructive – only junkies do heroin, those ugly homeless people with bad skin, prostitutes and low life men. The cliche of a heroin addict. Socially, the question of using heroin, well …it never […]

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Effects Of Alcohol Abuse

Effects Of Alcohol Abuse

Effects Of Alcohol Abuse Alcohol gets transported through the stomach and small intestine into the blood stream. Circulation causes the alcohol to spread through all parts of the body. The alcohol reaches the brain after about 10 minutes. With a full stomach, the intake of alcohol takes a little bit longer than on an empty […]

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Teen Binge Drinking: The Facts

What is Alcoholism?

What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism may cause a physical and psychological dependence. Physical dependence: this form of dependence is due to two properties of alcohol. It is increasingly necessary to achieve the desired alcohol effect. This process is called tolerance. The body protests when no more alcohol is given. The protest is reflected in detoxification or […]

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Johannesburg Addiction Clinics

Johannesburg Addiction Clinics

Johannesburg addiction clinics offer rehabilitation for various forms of addiction. Some of these addictions include: Drug addiction Alcohol addiction Gambling addiction Sex Addiction Prescription drug addiction If you or a loved one is suffering from any one of these addictions, a Johannesburg addiction clinic like Houghton House is the right place to get help. You […]

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Alcohol Rehab Costs

Residential Drug Rehab Clinics

Residential Drug Rehab Clinics forAlcohol Rehabilitation Which treatment programs are effective? There is a lot of research on which program and its components are effective in alcohol rehabilitation. Several methods can be effective: Enhance the motivation to reduce or stop; Use of certain medications; Ensuring that people are not suffering from withdrawal symptoms; To identify […]

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Alcohol and the Body: This 'Aint Pretty

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction When someone drinks a lot and is an alcohol addict or alcoholic, the body becomes accustomed to it. As a result, more and more alcohol is needed to get the same effect. This “habit” is called tolerance. Alcohol addiction when someone drinks a lot and is an alcohol addict or alcoholic, the body […]

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