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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Is alcohol a stimulant or a depressant? People often say that alcohol puts them in a good mood. They feel happier. Alcohol causes relaxation slowing down both reflexes and brain activity. Because of this, there is confusion about whether alcohol is a depressant or a stimulant. In actuality, it falls into the category of a…

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Signs of Drug Relapse to Watch Out For

Treating addiction requires a sustained effort that lasts a lifetime. Unfortunately, many people relapse during this process. And in many cases, these relapses may prove deadly. As a result, you must fully understand the signs of drug relapse and how to manage them. Doing so can prevent overdoses and other dangers. Thankfully, a drug rehab…

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Addiction Triggers

Addiction detox centers in New Hampshire and other states play a crucial role in helping clients manage addiction triggers during detox and withdrawal. As long as the addictive substance remains in the body, it will continue to trigger cravings that are often hard to ignore. Being unable to control the urge to use keeps people in a cycle of…

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Am I an Alcoholic?

Know the Warning Signs of Problem Drinking That Can Lead to Alcoholism A problem drinker is on the road to answering “yes” to the question “Am I an alcoholic?” when symptoms described above begin to cascade into each other. The warning signs are common and they include: temporary blackouts or short-term memory lapses mood swings…

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Heroin Detox Symptoms

Mild, moderate, or severe heroin detox symptoms are likely during withdrawal. A major advantage of withdrawal at a heroin detox center in New Hampshire or elsewhere is getting medical support to manage the symptoms. Granite Recovery Centers have detox programs for men and women who want to stop drug abuse from controlling their lives. If this…