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What Is BAC? | Effects on the Brain and Body | Just Believe Recovery PA
Alcohol

What Is BAC?: Effects on the Brain and Body

BAC, or blood alcohol concentration, is a measurement of the percentage of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream after they have been drinking. BAC, rather than the precise amount of alcohol that has been consumed, will determine the effects the alcohol will have on an individual.

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Is It Safe to Combine Blood Thinners and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Is It Safe to Combine Blood Thinners and Alcohol

Experts believe that frequent and simultaneous use of alcohol and blood thinners may put individuals at risk of a stroke or heart attack. Like other drugs and intoxicating substances, alcohol can adversely and unpredictably interfere with the efficacy of the medication a person is taking.

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Is Alcohol Addictive? | Just Believe Recovery Pennsylvania
Addiction

Is Alcohol Addictive?

Yes. Alcohol is a potentially addictive substance, but the risk each individual has for developing an addiction to alcohol depends on various personal factors. While alcohol use is prevalent in the U.S. and many countries globally, not every person who drinks will develop a dependency.

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What Is Naltrexone? | Just Believe Recovery Pennsylvania
Alcohol

What Is Naltrexone?

Naltrexone (ReVia, Vivitrol) is a medication FDA-approved for the treatment of opioid and alcohol dependence. Many health organizations recommend naltrexone for fully detoxed persons from alcohol or opioids and are highly motivated to maintain abstinence. Although naltrexone can be a helpful addition to an individual’s

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Amphetamine Salt Combo and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

Risks of Using an Amphetamine Salt Combo and Alcohol

Adderall is a medication commonly prescribed to treat the symptom of ADD/ADHD (attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, respectively). Adderall consists of stimulants useful for legitimate medical purposes at proper doses but can potentially be abused. For this reason, the DEA currently classifies it as

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What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Alcohol

What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Women who consume alcohol while pregnant can give birth to infants with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). FASD is a group of conditions that can vary in mild-severe symptoms and can lead to numerous mental and physical congenital impairments and abnormalities. Types of FASDs include

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Risks of Cyclobenzaprine and Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

Risks of Cyclobenzaprine and Alcohol

In 2011, more than 52,000 admissions to hospital emergency departments involved muscle relaxants, and cyclobenzaprine (e.g., Flexeril) accounted for 11,000 of these. Of the 52,000 admissions, 18 percent involved the combination of Flexeril and alcohol. Flexeril is a popular muscle relaxant and central nervous system

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What Is Modalert Abuse? | Just Believe Recovery PA
Abused Substances

What Is Modalert Abuse?

Modalert is a generic version of modafinil manufactured by the drug company Sun Pharma. Modafinil is a prescription stimulant used to treat narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder, which is insomnia that occurs when work hours overlap with regular sleeping hours. It can also be

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Dealing With Hangxiety | Just Believe Recovery PA
Alcohol

Dealing With Hangxiety

Many people experience anxiety after drinking. These feelings are sometimes referred to as “hangxiety,” and can last several hours after an individual’s blood alcohol levels return to normal. Although experts are unsure why some people experience certain hangover symptoms while others do not, there is

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Difference Between Isopropyl and Ethyl Alcohol | Just Believe Recovery PA
Alcohol

The Difference Between Isopropyl and Ethyl Alcohol and Methanol

All ethyl alcohol is alcohol, but the opposite is not true. Moreover, the terms “alcohol” and “ethanol” are not interchangeable, and ethanol is the only type of alcohol considered somewhat safe to drink. Ethanol is also sometimes referred to as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol.

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