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Aging: How Drinking and Smoking Make You Look Older

“The recommendation is really to either stay away or (have) no more than two drinks per day for a man (and) no more than one drink per day for a woman,” she advised. If you have much deeper wrinkles or damaged skin, then a chemical peel could be an option. When skin is damaged from the sun, scars or areas of the skin appear more blotchy; then a deep peel could benefit you. How to Get Rid of...

How To Fight Loneliness in Addiction Recovery

Caring for a home, a garden, animals, or other people can add purpose and small joys to your life. While avoiding social media altogether may be incredibly difficult, it’s important to limit the amount of time you spend on social media. Because social media and parasocial relationships keep you from building real relationships, it can also help to drive feelings of isolation and loneliness. When I was...

Benzo Belly: A Common Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptom FHE Health

Potential side effects and interactions must be understood before taking any drug. This is particularly true when taking more than one medication at the same time. Your provider may also recommend eating more fiber, eating less gluten (or avoiding it altogether), or following a low FODMAP diet. This diet avoids foods that are hard for some to digest, including beans, dairy, wheat, and certain fruits and...

Xanax Side Effects: Common, Severe, Long Term

If your doctor confirms you’ve had a mild allergic reaction to Xanax, they’ll decide whether you should continue taking it. If Xanax is causing you bothersome constipation, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may recommend over-the-counter laxatives to help relieve this side effect. Doctors usually prescribe lower doses of Xanax for older adults and may increase the dose slowly if needed. An...

Fentanyl Withdrawal

You may need weeks, months or even longer to slowly and safely lower your dose and stop taking your opioid medicine. However, different variables can affect how long opioids stay in the system, including metabolism and how long the person has used the drug. Healthcare providers are available in case medical interventions become necessary. Furthermore, medical detox often includes withdrawal management...

The role of daily goal setting among individuals with alcohol use disorder PMC

Like the Sobells, Marlatt showed that reductions in drinking and harm were achievable in nonabstinence treatments (Marlatt & Witkiewitz, 2002). AA was established in 1935 as a nonprofessional mutual aid group for people who desire abstinence from alcohol, and its 12 Steps became integrated in SUD treatment programs in the 1940s and 1950s with the emergence of the Minnesota Model of treatment (White...

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