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Foods That Are Good for the Liver

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

The liver is an underappreciated organ that helps your body rid toxins. You do not want to wait until it stops functioning to start appreciating it. A healthy liver is very important to your body in which it cleans your blood, produces the important digestive liquid bile and stores energy in the form of the sugar glycogen. When you take a pain reliever for a headache, the liver breaks down the active ingredient to help with your headache. There are many healthy foods and drinks to eat in order to keep your liver functioning. More information on our addiction treatment…

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Extreme Behaviours in Love Addiction

Love Addiction Behaviours Sex addiction is when the person is addicted to engaging in sexual behaviours and cannot stop having sexual thoughts. Then there is love addiction where sex is not the main pursuit. Someone can be in love with the idea of love as they go from one relationship to the other. Someone can also go to the point of obsession where that person occupies their thoughts on an everyday basis. That person is put above everything and everyone else such as family, friends, and work. A love addict’s obsession with their primary target can be deadly if not…

Binge-watching Can Affect Mental Health

Binge-watching Can Affect Mental Health

A new hobby that people tend to partake in is binge-watching shows through services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Starz, Showtime, and more. Instead of waiting each week for a new episode of your favorite show to surface, streaming networks show a full season which can be as long as thirteen episodes. According to a study by Deliotte, 70% binge-watch shows more than watching traditional television. While it may seem like watching televisions are completely harmless, they can actually do harm to your physical and mental state. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling According…

Coffee and Cigarettes- A Bad Combination

BEWARE Coffee and Cigarettes – A Really Bad Combination

Why you Should Not Mix Caffeine & Nicotine Having a cigarette with your coffee has been a trend for a long time. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling People take cigarettes to treat their nerves, and coffee helps you stay awake. The truth is that coffee and cigarettes together can damage your heart as you are dealing with two stimulants. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling Consequences of coffee Coffee is a stimulant that enhances awareness and makes you more energised. According to the National Coffee Association, 83% of Americans drink coffee every day….

Stigma Addiction

Domestic Violence and Addiction

Domestic violence is when you exhibit abusive behavior to gain or maintain power and control over your intimate partner. Domestic violence can fall under emotional, physical, psychological, sexual, or financial abuse. According to Addiction Center, 80% of domestic violence cases are related to drugs. When people on drugs or alcohol, it causes them to be aggressive and have low impulse control, causing them to hurt the ones they love and not be able to stop. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs can make you lose control of your inhibitors…

Binge Eating Disorder- Those Who Want Control Lose Control

Binge Eating Disorder- Those Who Want Control Lose Control

Binge eating is a severe, life-threatening eating disorder that is the most common in the U.S. Binge eating comes in many forms whether it is eating large amounts of food quickly, losing control while binging, and experiencing shame and guilt afterwards. Many people eat quicker than others and keep eating until they are full. To avoid anyone staring at them for eating larger amounts than anyone, many with this disorder tend to eat alone. According to the NEDA, this disorder is common in 3.5% of women and 2% of men as well as three times more common than other eating…

Adderall Addiction

Adderall Addiction

Adderall is an addictive stimulant that tends to stimulate alertness and productivity. The effects of this drug are not like taking caffeine pills that help keep you awake but more like taking cocaine in which the consequences can be extreme and deadly. According to Addiction Center, there were almost sixteen million prescriptions for Adderall in 2012 which is triple the amount of prescriptions of 2008. When the signs of Adderall addiction are present, it is important to take control of your life by seeking treatment. While Adderall is to treat those who have ADHD and narcolepsy, many people take Adderall…

alcoholism in ireland

Alcoholism in Ireland

Ireland’s Growing Alcoholism Problem It is true that Ireland does have a bad case of alcoholism. According to Alcohol Action Ireland, from 1960-2001, 4.9 litres to 14.3 litres of alcohol have been drunk per person for those aged fifteen and over. Ireland has suffered deadly consequences in economic loss and injury/death because of the growing alcohol problem. According to the World Health Organization, Ireland has the second-highest rate of binge drinking. More. What the statistics say The National Alcohol Diary Survey says that 150,000 are dependent drinkers, 1.35 million are harmful drinkers, and 30% have experienced harmful consequences through drinking….

10 Commonly Abused Drugs in Ireland

10 Commonly Abused Drugs in Ireland

Heroin: An opiate with strong sedative and painkilling effects. You can feel long-term drowsiness as well as fall into a coma and stop breathing. It can stay in your system for three to eight days. Cannabis: A hallucinogen made from the dry leaves and flowering parts of the female plant. While you can get a euphoric feeling in the short-term, long-term effects include being linked with depression and schizophrenia, affecting memory, coordination, motivation, and mood. Cannabis can stay in your system for 2-28 days. Cocaine: A strong, short acting stimulant that come in the form of white powder. Short-term effects…