Effects on the body

Addiction’s effects on the body articles, resources and personal stories to help you understand the symptoms and treatment of substance abuse and addiction.

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Botulism in Heroin: A New Threat in Southern California

Botulism in Heroin: A New Threat in Southern California According to the San Diego County Health and Human Services, three new cases of botulism exposure have been found in black tar heroin users in recent months. This report brings the toll to six cases of botulism since June. Botulism is a bacteria that can be …

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The Depression Addiction Connection: Finding a New Hope

Depression and Addiction Go Hand In Hand Anyone who deals with substance abuse is probably no stranger to the blues. Scientists, therapists and addicts agree that depression and addiction often go hand in hand. Experts call this “bi-directional.” This means that depression can cause addiction and addiction can cause depression. Depression is something far more …

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Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: Symptoms and Solutions

Getting Past PAWS You’ve cleared the hurdle of physical detox. Now what? Physical substance abuse withdrawal is just the first part of a long recovery process. When you stop a drug addiction, the effects of your body’s physical detox are uncomfortable at best, and life threatening at worst. This phase is known as post acute …

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The Statistics are In: Alcoholism Is Still the Biggest Killer

In the Face of Opioid Epidemic, Alcohol is the Main Cause of Substance Abuse Deaths With news honing in on the opioid crisis—understandably so—we don’t often zoom out to see that it’s just one patch on the larger red flag representing nationwide substance abuse as a whole. Alcoholism is claiming twice as many lives as …

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Is There A Cure For Addiction? Facts Behind The Fiction

Is there a cure for addiction? Many of us who struggle with addiction have asked ourselves this question. It seems like every few months there is news of a miracle pill that will stop us from craving alcohol, drugs, food, love, or any other addiction we may have. While each miracle cure may sound like …

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