Just like any other invasive surgery, dental surgery and the pain that can come with it can produce a strong urge to begin self-medication as a means of pain management. Dentists have been seeing a rise in patients who are developing a narcotic addiction as a result of their dental pain...
Overdosing on drugs or alcohol can cause many serious health problems and damage to vital organs, including the brain. The brain is a complicated organ, and medical professionals still study the exact mechanisms of brain damage from drug overdose. However, the destructive effects of...
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that slows brain activity. The effects of intoxication are linked to this function. After a drink or two a person may feel more relaxed, conversational and humorous, as the part of their brain that manages anxiety, self-control and personal...
The effects of a drug overdose vary widely depending on the drug in question. You can overdose on nearly any substance. It is not only illicit drugs such as heroin that involve the risk of overdose; prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs also carry risks if taken in excess or...
Migraine pain can be debilitating. Many people who suffer from migraines will do or take anything to stop their pain. Because many prescription painkillers are ineffective against migraine pain, overdose is rather common. But, with help you can avoid overdose and relieve your...
Alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning, occurs when a person drinks past the point of intoxication and there is more alcohol present in the body than it can metabolize. An overdose can easily occur with inexperienced drinkers but is also possible with alcoholics. It can often...
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is caused by decreased sunlight in the fall and winter. Affected individuals begin to experience the potentially severe symptoms of this major depressive condition as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer. The...
An overdose can occur when a drug’s chemicals are present in levels that the body cannot tolerate. The immediate symptoms of overdose can range from temporary unconsciousness to coma. In cases when a drug user survives an overdose, he is still faced with dangerous long-term physical...