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Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?

Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?

Many people believe that mixing alcohol and antibiotics is not safe. Is it dangerous? What are the risks of drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics? Antibiotics are drugs that target bacteria to treat and prevent infections. There are many types of oral antibiotic. Not all antibiotics interact with alcohol, and doctors give different recommendations about alcohol […]

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Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms

Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms

A drug that scientists originally developed to treat depression may have promise for the treatment of opioid withdrawal, researchers say. A new experimental drug may help reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms. Opioid withdrawal is a challenging experience, and although there are medications already on the market that can help curb the symptoms of withdrawal, these drugs […]

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How marijuana affects the body

How marijuana affects the body

Marijuana is the dried and ground up or shredded parts of the cannabis plant. Nearly all parts of the plant make up marijuana, including the leaves, stem, flowers, and seeds. As with other medications and procedures, marijuana use can potentially bring both positive and negative effects. Many of marijuana’s effects are short-term, meaning that they […]

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Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

A new study goes against the grain of previous research by suggesting that alcohol-induced brain damage does not stop when alcohol use ends. Instead, the harmful effects of alcohol may continue during abstinence. The findings have important implications for the process of recovery from alcohol dependence. The effects of excessive alcohol use may last much […]

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The ‘burden of disease’ in those who recover from addiction

The ‘burden of disease’ in those who recover from addiction

Recent research shows that more than one-third of people who are recovering from addiction continue to experience chronic physical disease. People are familiar with the effects of addiction, but what about the aftermath? Excessive use of alcohol and drugs can lead to mental and physical health issues, some of which include anxiety, depression, diabetes, liver […]

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Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

A recent study shows that one of the stereotypical behaviors that people associate with consuming marijuana may have a firm basis in truth — legalizing cannabis produces a spike in junk food sales. A recent study finds strong evidence for the ‘munchies’ phenomenon. In the United States, marijuana laws have changed immeasurably over recent years. […]

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Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

New research in the journal Learning and Memory explores the impact of environmental cues on addiction. The findings could enhance the process of recovering from addiction. Walking down the same street a person used to smoke on can trigger memories that could make them want to light up. When we enter a restaurant, exposure to […]