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October 11, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Drugs That Are Harmful To Your Kidneys

30 million people, or 15 percent of adults in the US, have Chronic Kidney disease. Did you know that every drug you consume must pass through your kidneys? Use of certain drugs can lead to kidney damage due to common changes … Continue reading

October 10, 2017
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‘Psychoactive’ Drugs – What Are They?

Psychoactive drugs affect the chemical and physical functioning of the brain. Since psychoactive drugs cover a broad range of different kinds of drugs, the effects, methods of use, and appearance are all are diverse. They are often called “mind-altering” because they change … Continue reading

September 29, 2017
by Staff Writer
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What Characterizes An Addictive Personality?

The concept of “addictive personality” is an umbrella term for different kinds of addictive personalities. There are general behavioral traits shared among people who display an addictive personality, and these traits indicate a predisposition to addiction. So what are the common characteristics … Continue reading

July 13, 2017
by Staff Writer
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Co-occurring Disorders Have Shared Risk Factors

Drug use disorders and mental illnesses commonly co-occur, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily cause each other. It’s possible one came first and resulted in the development of the latter. Like all mental illnesses and addictions, every co-occurring disorder is … Continue reading

June 28, 2017
by Staff Writer
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How Is Substance Use Disorder Categorized According to the DSM?

NIDA continues to use the term “addiction” to describe compulsive drug seeking despite negative consequences. However, “addiction” is not considered a specific diagnosis in the fifth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)—a diagnostic manual used … Continue reading

June 27, 2017
by Staff Writer
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What Are Inhalants And Their Common Forms?

Inhalants are solvents, aerosols, and gases found in household products such as spray paints, markers, glues, and cleaning fluids; also nitrites (e.g., amyl nitrite), which are prescription medications for chest pain. Street Names: Poppers, snappers, whippets, laughing gas Common Forms: … Continue reading

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