Understanding Your Mental Health
Hangxiety: The connection between alcohol and anxiety

Hangxiety: The Link Between Anxiety and Alcohol

Drink long enough — or hard enough — and you’re probably familiar with the dreadful feeling that comes the morning after a night of over-imbibing. Maybe you try to replay the evening’s conversations in your mind or scroll through text messages to make sure you didn’t send something you regret. …

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Understanding Addiction
Are You a "Weekend" Alcoholic?

Are You a “Weekend” Alcoholic?

After a long day at work or a stressful week, a drink or two at home or out with friends might sound like just what you need to regroup. But what happens when a casual drink on a Saturday night turns into a blur – or ends up being a …

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Preventing Addiction
4 Things You Should Know Before Taking Your Opioid Prescription

6 Things You Need to Know Before Taking Your Opioid Prescription

Opioids are highly addictive drugs that act on the brain to alleviate pain. They include opioid medications that doctors prescribe to relieve pain after serious injury or surgery, as well as illicit drugs such as heroin. Examples of prescription opioids include oxycodone, morphine, codeine, fentanyl and hydrocodone (commonly known as …

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Substance Abuse
Woman stares at a drink, working on getting sober.

Getting Sober: The 5 Tips You Need

As with any dark habit, excessive alcohol use has a way of seeping into your life. The statistics are startling: Each year, an estimated 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-related causes, making alcohol use the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the US. Those who survive may suffer from fractured …

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