How Alcohol Affects the Brain

We’ve all seen how alcohol can affect people physically. They may stumble and slur their words when they begin drinking. With long-term use, they may suffer from disorders that affect …

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How Drugs Cause Formication

Formication is the sensation of feeling insects crawling under and over the skin. It is a form of tactile hallucination. A tactile hallucination is a false sensory sensation and is a form …

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The Different Classes of Drugs

According to U.S. federal law, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places substances under certain schedules. The schedules relate to the substances’ potential for abuse, medical use, and liability for dependency and …

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The 10 Strangest Drug Slang Terms

Many drugs are known by names other than their official names. This is true for prescription drugs and those used illegally. The names frequently change, partly because drug dealers and …

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Can you Sweat Out Alcohol?

Can you sweat out alcohol is not a clear yes or no question. The answer is both yes and no. The body works in mysterious ways. One of those ways …

A Neuroscientist Explores Addiction

Judith Grisel’s professional and personal experiences are revealing a great deal about drugs and addiction. Dr. Grisel is a neuroscientist and professor. She has also experienced decades of living sober …

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What Causes Alcohol Sweats?

Alcohol is frequently used by many adults and young adults in the United States. If you have ever consumed alcohol, you are probably aware it can cause physiological side effects …

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The Dangers of Paregoric Liquid

Paregoric liquid, also known as anhydrous morphine or camphorated tincture of opium, is a Class III narcotic often prescribed for the treatment of severe diarrhea. It is prescribed for both …

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Stopping Dry Drunk Syndrome

Some people who are sober are still lonely, anxious, or depressed. They are struggling to bring more happiness to their lives. Quitting drinking does not automatically change people’s lives. Sober …