hangover fever

Is It a Hangover? Fever, Nausea, and Pain After Alcohol

Alcohol is the most common intoxicant across the world, having a long history of usage in nearly every human culture. Subsequently, feeling sick after drinking is one of the most common ailments in human history, and most people have experienced the dreaded hangover feeling at some point. However, not all hangovers are created equal. Some...
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veteran suicide prevention

Suicide Awareness Month: Looking at Veteran Suicides Per Day

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, a period in which individuals are reminded to reach out to those who are at risk of suicide. During this month, mental health professionals and advocates work to prevent suicide, one conversation at a time. This is important work, since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) reports...
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Ambien and Alcohol

Ambien and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Ambien is the brand name of the medication known as zolpidem, which is used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Often referred to as a “downer,” Ambien assists a person’s brain into a state of relaxation, which helps them fall asleep. Many people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia find it difficult...
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Can Alcoholics Ever Drink Again?

Can Alcoholics Ever Drink Again?

Many veterans decide they want to quit drinking. For some, the reasons for quitting may be for their health, or they may simply not enjoy drinking alcohol. For others, however, quitting alcohol becomes a necessity. Specifically, people who find themselves suffering from an alcohol use disorder cannot control when and how much they drink. Left...
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Delusions vs Hallucinations

Delusions vs Hallucinations: The Real Difference

Though often thought of as similar things, delusions and hallucinations present in very different ways for veterans who are experiencing mental health concerns. In today’s article, we will dive into the differences between delusions vs hallucinations so that you can better understand what you are going through. Moreover, we’ll discuss the treatment options available to...
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COVID PTSD: How Pandemic Stress Affects Veterans

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many different challenges at everyone in the United States over the past year. Unfortunately, the country isn’t in the clear yet. Even as the vaccine provides protection to more and more Americans, there are long-lasting side effects from the coronavirus pandemic, including COVID PTSD. But what exactly is COVID PTSD?...
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Veterans Chemical Dependency and Addiction

Chemical Dependency: Substance Abuse in Veterans

Chemical dependency can come in many forms. While dependency on chemicals can range from anything from prescription opioids to heroin, it will oftentimes lead to addiction. And veterans are at especially high risk for chemical dependency, as the trauma and stresses of service can turn many to substance use drugs and alcohol’s time to get...
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cocaine overdose symptoms

Cocaine Overdose Symptoms: Protecting At-Risk Veterans

Cocaine overdoses are on the rise in Florida. In fact, research shows that one in five fatal overdoses are related to cocaine use. Thus, it’s important to recognize cocaine overdose symptoms so that you can get help before it is too late. Today, we will take a look at cocaine overdose symptoms as well as...
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Tina drug effects

Tina Drug: Crystal Meth Abuse in Veterans

You might have heard reference to a “tina” drug, but does that mean? Tina is a street name for crystal meth, which is part of the amphetamine family of stimulant drugs. And according to a 2018 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA), 120,000 veterans reported using methamphetamines in the previous...
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What is krokodil

What Is Krokodil? Veteran Opioid Abuse

More and more veterans are facing the risks of using an addictive drug known as krokodil. But what is krokodil, and how is it impacting veterans? Below, we’ll examine the known uses of krokodil, the risk factors for veterans who use this drug, and your options for getting treatment for opioid addiction today. Veteran Use...
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