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Alcoholic Dementia

When you abuse alcohol, ethanol, the active ingredient that causes intoxication, can severely overwork your liver. Most forms of liver disease are irreversible, making it important to get help when you first start exhibiting signs of a drinking problem. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to conditions like alcoholic dementia, which are not only debilitating but…

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Link Between Intelligence and Addiction

Addiction can be an extremely complex issue. Often there are a variety of contributing factors such as environment, heritability, and family roles. But what about intelligence? There have been studies highlighting the connection between addiction and intelligence. These studies produced some surprising results. One of which was that high intelligence had been more commonly linked…

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Using drugs and alcohol during adolescence greatly increases your risk of developing an addiction, as 90% of people who have a substance abuse disorder started using substances before they turn 18. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month is dedicated to supporting those impacted by addiction, sharing substance abuse prevention strategies and promoting access to treatment. Substance…