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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Binge drinking and prolonged exposure of your body to alcohol abuse can change behaviors, moods, and physical body functioning. So, is alcohol a depressant? Yes, it is. If you or a loved one are beginning to feel dependent on alcohol, it may be time to reach out to Atlanta Detox Center to begin exploring recovery…

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Skaggs’ Autopsy, and the Language of Addiction

On July 1, Major League Baseball player Tyler Skaggs, 27, a starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas.   In the following weeks, Tyler Skaggs’ death made ripples through Major League Baseball.  Teammates and players from other teams paid tribute to the pitcher, including a July…

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Alcohol and Nicotine Disrupt Sleep More than Caffeine

Like any drug, the effects of alcohol can differ from person to person. But as you’ll learn, so can the effects of caffeine.  Known for its baffling nature, maybe it’s no surprise that anything that comes after having a few alcoholic drinks can be a little unpredictable. Alcohol is a depressant. That means when it…

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Alcohol: Young Adults’ Drug of Choice

Why Don’t Young People Reach Out For Help With Alcoholism? “Alcohol isn’t really a drug…” “Alcohol is legal!” “It’s not as deadly as heroin- you know what you’re getting!” Many young adults who meet the diagnosis for alcohol use disorder aren’t seeking treatment, because they don’t think they have a problem. In a recent study…

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College Students and Substance Abuse

College Students and Substance Abuse: Deadly Combinations College is often a time of exploration and learning, but did you know it is also a time of binge drinking and substance abuse? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, alcohol and drug addiction on college campuses is slightly less common than among those aged 18-24…