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Can Alcohol Cause Stomach Ulcers?

Experts estimate that 5%-10% of the population will develop stomach ulcers. Even though millions of people have ulcers, this medical condition remains widely misunderstood. For example, many people ask, Do certain foods cause ulcers? Others wonder, can alcohol cause stomach ulcers? What Are Stomach Ulcers? Stomach ulcers, which are also referred to as peptic ulcers, […]

What is the Most Addictive Drug?

Some people can use alcohol and certain other substances without becoming addicted. For others, even minimal exposure to a drug leads to the development of a substance use disorder. Why does this happen? What makes drugs addictive – and what is the most addictive drug? What Makes Drugs Addictive? According to a report by the […]

Is Ketamine Addictive?

Ketamine is a popular recreational drug that is typically used by people at clubs, bars, and all-night dance parties. Unfortunately, many people who abuse this substance don’t know the answer to some important questions about it, such as: What are the risks of ketamine abuse? Can ketamine cause long-term harm? Can you overdose on ketamine? […]

Is Benadryl Addiction Possible?

Benadryl is a familiar over-the-counter medication that has a wide range of benefits. However, when this drug is misused or abused, it can cause considerable harm, including the development of Benadryl addiction. What is Benadryl? Benadryl is the brand name of a medication called diphenhydramine. It is an antihistamine that is commonly used to treat […]

What is Huffing?

Sanctuary Treatment Center is a leading provider of addiction treatment services located in Los Angeles, California. One of the many addiction types we specialize in treating is huffing, which involves inhaling compressed air, duster, or paint. Sanctuary Treatment Center can provide the support and care needed to achieve lasting recovery if you or one of […]

Physical Signs of Alcoholism

Untreated alcoholism can have a profound negative impact on how a person looks, feels, behaves, and interacts with others. When you are aware of the social, psychological, and physical signs of alcoholism, you will be better prepared to identify the problem and seek appropriate treatment.  What is Alcoholism? Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease that […]

Benzodiazepines vs Barbiturates

Benzodiazepines (benzos) and barbiturates are prescription medications that can be quite beneficial when used appropriately and extremely dangerous when misused. These medications share several similarities, but there are also some key differences between benzodiazepines vs. barbiturates.  Barbiturates vs. Benzodiazepines: What are the Differences? One difference between benzodiazepines vs. barbiturates involves their legitimate medical uses: A […]

What is Meth-Induced Psychosis?

It is hardly a secret that methamphetamine abuse can cause considerable physical and psychological damage. What isn’t as widely known, though, is that abusing this drug can put a person at risk for a potentially debilitating mental health concern known as meth-induced psychosis. What is Meth-Induced Psychosis? Meth-induced psychosis refers to a variety of symptoms […]

Is Alcohol a Stimulant?

Sometimes, alcohol use leads to diminished inhibitions, elevated mood, and talkativeness. Other times, it causes people to become sullen, morose, and withdrawn. So, is alcohol a stimulant? Is it a depressant? Or is it something else entirely? Stimulants vs. Depressants Many common legal and illegal drugs – including several prescription medications – fall into the […]

Facts About Xanax Addiction

Is it safe to use Xanax? How long does it take to get addicted to Xanax? Is Xanax withdrawal dangerous? Before taking Xanax or any other prescription medication, it is important to know the facts about Xanax addiction. Understanding the risks and benefits of taking Xanax can help you make the most informed decisions about […]

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