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How Alcohol Affects the Body

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 5, 2019 Updated: November 29, 2021 According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, excessive drinking can severely impact health in a multitude of ways. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, alcoholic beverages are…

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Mindfulness May Reduce Opioid Cravings

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 4, 2019 Updated: December 1, 2021 Mindfulness is the reflective practice of concentrating on the present moment and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, with no judgment. According to a study recently published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information,…

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Anger and Addiction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 3, 2019 Updated: November 29, 2021 Addiction and anger are closely connected. The American Psychological Association defines anger as an emotion categorized by tension and aggression resulting from frustration. This frustration can arise from real or perceived injury or injustice from…

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Drugged Driving

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 2, 2019 Updated: July 8, 2020 Drugged driving is considered driving a vehicle while being under the influence of illegal or legal substances. Illegal substances include cocaine, heroin, marijuana, hallucinogens, methamphetamine, or inhalants. Legal substances include prescription medications and alcohol. It…

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Anxiety in Childhood May Lead to Alcohol Use Disorders Later in Life

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 28, 2019 Updated: November 29, 2021 Evidence from a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information suggests that anxiety during childhood leads to subsequent alcohol use disorders, such as alcoholism or alcohol dependence. Alcoholism is the inability to control…

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Teens Misusing Prescription Drugs: Where Are They Getting Them, and What Are the Risks?

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 26, 2019 Updated: December 1, 2021 A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), reports that one out of ten high school students misuse prescription drugs. Of those students, almost half of them said that they used multiple…

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