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Author: Medical Director Donald Harline, MD

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5 Signs You May Be Addicted to Alcohol

Often when alcohol starts to become a problem in someone’s life, they expend lots of energy trying to convince themselves it’s not as bad as it seems, it could be…
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How Childhood Trauma Leads to Addiction

Did you know that almost half of all kids in the U.S. go through challenging experiences that affect their mental and emotional health later? It’s true. According to the National…
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A Look at Behavioral Therapy for Addiction and Mental Health

Substance use disorder and mental health conditions are complex, interconnected challenges affecting millions worldwide yearly. Addressing these issues often requires a multi-faceted approach, and one of the most effective treatment…
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A Deeper Look at Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about 18.5% of all emergency room visits nationally involve alcohol. Alcohol poisoning is a potentially life-threatening condition that arises from…
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Are THC Edibles Harmful?

THC edibles are often sweet food products or treats (e.g., cookies, brownies, gummies, chews, beverages, drink mixes, or cooking oils) that contain cannabis and the psychoactive component of marijuana. Edibles…
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What Is Wet Brain? Here’s What You Should Know

Alcoholism is a serious disease that affects millions of people each year. Like other substances, it can cause severe health issues, including wet brain. Wet brain is a serious condition…
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