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The Effects of Painkillers on the Brain and Body

July 2, 2014
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Drug abuse of painkillers can cause harmful effects on the brain and body of the person using the substance. Painkillers can refer to a number of both over-the-counter (OTC), prescription and illicit drugs, but more often than not related to narcotic painkillers like Percocet, OxyContin and […]

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Are You An Alcoholic?: Understanding & Identifying Alcoholism

May 19, 2014
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Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease that is characterized by an addiction to alcohol, either by a physical, mental, emotional or behavioral dependence. An alcohol addiction often is accompanied by an abundance of negative consequences due to alcohol use and abuse, which can occur as physical […]

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