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Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

Sober living during addiction recovery might include playing sports and exercising Life after addiction is a special time to make decisions regarding your new style of life. Now that you are living drug-free, it is time to fill your schedule with rewarding activities while you continue maintaining your sobriety. The reason behind this is that idleness is a big risk factor for relapse. For example, a person who began...

What Are Behavioral Health Conditions

Behavioral health is primarily affected by one’s behavior, such as one’s eating habits Behavioral health is primarily affected by one’s behavior, such as one’s eating habits. These behaviors can either have an immediate or long-term affect on one’s body. These effects can also lead to or cause a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. Because of this relationship between mental health and...

Why Does Fitness Aid Recovery?

Fitness can impart a feeling of success, achievement and stress relief Getting sober is by far the most important decision that an individual can to make for her health and wellbeing, especially if she has been continually battling addiction. To the untrained eye, getting into and completing addiction treatment might seem like the hardest part of the recovery journey, but those users that get sober often agree that...

What Causes Eating Disorders and Drug Abuse?

Drug abuse can cause weight loss It can be difficult for those without eating disorders to understand why people would make a conscious choice to starve themselves or to purge their food after eating. Often, it is just as difficult for those with eating disorders to understand why they do it. Regardless of why eating disorders develop, they frequently result in concurrent drug abuse, which can make treatment of...

Why You Shouldn’t Use Adderall as a Performance Enhancer

Adderall is sometimes used as a performance enhancer If you’re trying to produce the best performance possible, Adderall seemingly has a lot to offer. People abuse this prescription stimulant drug to work harder, longer and with more energy than they ever could without it, but the enhancement Adderall brings comes at a cost. The ethical, physical and psychological drawbacks of Adderall abuse eventually eclipse its...

How Do Prescription Drugs Affect Brain Chemistry?

Drugs and their effect on brain chemistry Prescription drugs, including painkillers, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and more, are some of the most popular drugs of choice throughout the United States. For some people, these medications can help correct improper brain chemistry that would otherwise continue to fuel issues such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders and more. However, these drugs are...

Can Substance Abuse Lead to Other Medical Conditions?

Substance Abuse Can Lead to Depression Substance abuse effects physical and mental health in a number of different ways. All substances that can get a person high can quickly become psychologically addictive, even if they do not create physical dependence. Individuals suffering from underlying emotional stress, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues can come to crave any drug, drink, or behavior that...

Does Substance Abuse Have Permanent Side Effects?

Drug abuse is not harmless. Even short-term use can have long-term effects, and these effects can harm the user and those closest to him or her. The Effects of Alcohol Abuse Abusing alcohol in your teen or young adult years can have a permanent effect on bone development. According to The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “chronic heavy drinking, particularly during adolescence and the young...

Digestive Issues and Drug Abuse

Drug abuse can lead to a number of problems, including digestive issues. According to the National Institutes of Health, digestive system damage caused by substance abuse is increasing among drug addicts throughout the United States and the world. Studies show that long-term substance abuse causes cancer in all parts of the digestive system, including colon cancer and rectal cancer. Synthetic drugs were linked to...

The Dangers of Self-Medicating Chronic Headaches

Chronic headaches are an incredibly distressing concern that occurs in a large number of people around the world. These frequently occurring headaches may become unbearable, affecting the person’s physical and psychological wellbeing. Unfortunately, many people who experience chronic headaches abuse painkillers to overcome the constant pain they experience. This can lead to damaging effects on the body. Types of...
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