What Is Delirium Tremens?
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What Is Delirium Tremens?

Many people who have an alcohol use disorder experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking or reduce their consumption. These symptoms include hallucinations, tremors, and seizures. Some people who drink heavily for extended periods experience a severe form of withdrawal known as delirium tremens, DTs or withdrawal delirium. About one in 20 individuals going through…

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The Ultimate 2022 Opioid Comparison Guide

Every day, 41 people die from an opioid overdose. The dangers of opioid addiction have nearly doubled in the last ten years. Read our opioid comparison of the 13 most common opioids and their individual characteristics. Opioid Overdose and Death Rates In 2016, 62 people per 100,000 visited the emergency room because of an opioid…

What Causes Alcoholism & Alcohol Misuse?
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What Causes Alcoholism & Alcohol Misuse?

Many people who develop alcoholism wonder how they became that way. Their relatives and friends may also be curious about why that person developed an addiction while other people didn’t. Given the significant impact that alcohol abuse and addiction can have on an individual’s life, it’s important to understand the risk factors. Some people assume…

What Are Bath Salts? Can I Get Addicted to Them?
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What Are Bath Salts? Can I Get Addicted to Them?

You may be wondering, “What are bath salts?” A few years ago, there was lots of media attention surrounding bath salts, the common name given to synthetic cathinones. The drug was being linked to so-called face-eating cannibal attacks in the United Kingdom and the United States. Now that the media frenzy has died down, there…