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Can Alcohol Cause Diabetes?
Can Alcohol Cause Diabetes?

Drinking alcohol can cause fluctuations in your blood sugar levels, which can cause you to develop diabetes. Studies have found that people who drink more than four drinks a day are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Alcohol can cause fluctuations in...

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The Dangers of Black Tar Heroin
The Dangers of Black Tar Heroin

Black tar heroin is a form of heroin that looks like tar or hard, black pellets. It usually comes in the form of small, twisted pieces or shards and is dark brown or black. This type of heroin is made from morphine but has not been processed into a white powder form...

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5 Factors That Impact Addiction Recovery Success Rates
5 Factors That Impact Addiction Recovery Success Rates

There is no standard definition of rehab. Consequently, there is no standardized way to measure the success of addiction treatments. However, this is also common for other chronic conditions. Estimates believe anywhere between 40 to 60 percent of patients who attend...

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Is Addiction a Moral Failing or Not?
Is Addiction a Moral Failing or Not?

Beginning with no understanding of addiction, scientists have understood more and more about it over time. In the early 20th century, some doctors believed that people with addictions were morally weak and needed to learn self-control—they lacked the willpower...

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5 Reasons Why Drugs Are a Problem in Society
5 Reasons Why Drugs Are a Problem in Society

Almost 92,000 people in the United States died from a drug-involved overdose in 2020. Accidental drug overdose is one of the leading causes of death among people under 45. Synthetic opioids, psychostimulants, cocaine, and prescription opioids were the most common...

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Tips on How to Tell If Someone Uses Cocaine
Tips on How to Tell If Someone Uses Cocaine

Signs of someone using cocaine aren’t always straightforward. Some people can become what’s known as high-functioning addicts, meaning they can complete most responsibilities while abusing substances like cocaine. Even in these cases, the other foot is bound to drop...

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