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Military Veterans Battle Alcoholism and PTSD

Struggles Veterans Face When Returning Home. Serving in the U.S. military comes with a long list of physical, mental and emotional challenges. Many veterans battle against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Most soldiers witness a series of traumatic events. They often end up using drugs or alcohol as a means to cope. Some symptoms of combat-related PTSD do not develop…

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Is Alcohol a Stimulant or Depressant?

Did you know that alcohol can have opposite effects? It acts in different ways at different times of using. So, is alcohol a stimulant or depressant? Your questions–answered. Is Alcohol a Stimulant or Depressant? Experts classify alcohol as a depressant. Doing so puts it on the same level as opioid painkillers. It slows down your…

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What Type of Drug is Alcohol?

You already realize that alcohol is an addictive substance. However, what type of drug is alcohol? It seems to be a stimulant because of its initial effects. Its subsequent actions belie this notion. What Type of Drug is Alcohol and Why Does It Matter? In fact, alcohol is a nervous system depressant. The polar opposite…

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Brain Function Altered by Underage Drinking

Doing some partying and binge drinking while you’re young doesn’t do much harm, right? According to a recent study published by Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, binge and underage drinking can actually damage your brain well into adulthood. Long-Term Brain Changes in Rats Researchers gave young rats a heavy amount of alcohol equivalent to the…

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How to Get Help for Alcoholics

About 18 million Americans need specialized help for alcoholics. But only a small fraction of them ever get the help they need. This is unfortunate, as the right help opens a world of possibilities for a better life in sobriety. Many people seeking help start by asking, “How long will detox take?” To an outsider,…