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Lexapro and Weed or Lexapro and Alcohol – Can You Mix?

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Every time your doctor prescribes a medication, it’s important to consider how it may impact your lifestyle. Are you on other prescription meds? Or do you use any recreational drugs? Think about how they might interact. ie. Lexapro and weed or Lexapro and alcohol. This article will draw attention to the antidepressant Lexapro and its … Read more

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month! It’s a month to stop and call out alcohol as the silent killer it is. This is especially important in a society that blindly glorifies alcoholism. Booze adverts are everywhere. Hollywood and the entertainment industry continue to romanticize excessive alcohol consumption. Social media feeds are littered with people proudly capturing … Read more

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your Urine / System? What’s The Truth?

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If you consume alcohol, then at some point in time you’ve probably asked the question – how long does alcohol stay in your system? Or more specifically, how long does alcohol stay in your urine? So, what is the truth? How long does alcohol stay in your system / urine before it can’t be detected anymore? How is … Read more

Melatonin and Alcohol – Can You Mix ?

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Mixing Melatonin and Alcohol: Is it Safe? Are you regularly having trouble sleeping? If so, you’re not alone. According to various studies, the prevalence of insomnia—defined as difficulty with sleep quality, consolidation, duration, and initiation—ranges from 10% to 60%, depending on the demographics of a population.  This is where we dive into melatonin and alcohol. … Read more

Gateway Drugs – Marijuana, Tobacco & Alcohol

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People who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s as part of the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) generation are well aware of gateway drugs and their risks. The educational program—which was part of America’s War on Drugcampaign—taught kids and young adults that indulging in beer or marijuana increased the risk of advancing to hard … Read more

Is it Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms and Signs or a Hangover? – How to Tell

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Your sitting next to your toilet after a night of excessive drinking—shivering and heaving the little food you could manage to swallow. The myriad of symptoms makes you feel like death warmed over. As your head pounds, heart races, and the room appears to spin, you might start to wonder; “Is this just a bad … Read more

5 Benefits of Nutrition Therapy in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery

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When most people think of addiction recovery, group therapy and individual counseling sessions are the first things that come to mind. Most do not consider nutrition therapy to be an essential component in the mix. However, the right foods can make the world of difference between a successful recovery and relapse.