One of the most troubling and problematic aspects of addiction is the way it prevents a person from recognizing that he or she has become addicted. Most addicts are the last to realize that they have a problem. Friends, family members and co-workers often see the signs long before the...
Having a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in your life, so why do you feel so down? Most mothers experience some type of emotional after-effect following childbirth and feel better within a few days or weeks. If your symptoms drag on, however, you may be facing a more...
It may not be obvious, even to friends and family, that someone is abusing drugs. Even some of the worst physical symptoms can be hidden from view, but drug abuse also creates serious emotional symptoms. Although emotional symptoms of drug abuse can be subtle, they can also be crucial to...
People will abuse illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs to seek a high or mask feelings or emotions. Most people wanting to get high off drugs do not wish to take any dose that would cause them harm. Unfortunately a person who is abusing drugs does not always have control over...
Alcohol poisoning can occur to anyone if they drink too much and can be fatal if left untreated. Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know may be experiencing alcohol poisoning. Never be afraid to get help, because getting help can be the difference between life and death when it...
Alcohol overdose, also called alcohol poisoning, happens when a person consumes more alcohol than his or her body can metabolize. It is a painful and extremely dangerous condition that can lead to permanent brain damage or even death. Alcohol overdose happens as a result of the...
If you fear that someone you care about has overdosed on drugs, call 911 immediately. You don’t want to risk the life of a person you love when a matter of minutes can mean life or death. If you are concerned that someone you care about might be abusing prescription drugs and may be in...
Some people view hazing and college drinking as a normal rite of passage, but making games of alcohol use can be very dangerous. Take a look at some of the ways to recognize and treat alcohol poisoning in the hazing and college setting. Many people who enter college or universities (or...