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Dangerous Effects of Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks

For the past many years, studies and research have been observing the phenomena of drinkers mixing alcohol and energy drinks. This could have seriously negative health effects. This negative effect works in a specific fashion. As per the results of a study by Hope Trust India,combining energy drinks such as Red Bull with alcoholbrings down the inherent safety net that our body has against over-drinking. This means that combining energy drink and liquor makesthe drinker drink more without seeming or feelingintoxicated.

Effects of Amphetamine Abuse on the Body

Amphetamine belongs to a group of stimulants that act on central nervous system. These are known to bring along an incremental state of wakefulness, energy, attention, concentration, sociability, self-confidence, improved mood, and a fall in appetite. Medically Amphetamine is prescribed for ADHD and some other disorders. Amphetamine has a calming effect on people and is therefore often prescribed for narcolepsy, depression and obesity. 

Signs you might have dry drunk syndrome

There are people who drink and there are those who give up drinking after a point in life. Amongst those who give up, there are some who go on to lead a normal life with least amount of fall backs and unfortunately there are also those who give up alcohol, but continue to experience the severe psychological and behavioural issuesstemming from alcoholism. Long past abstinence. This is the dry drunk syndrome. 

In case the situation seems familiar, read on to understand how DDS is a problem and in case you are in the middle of one, you need help.

How to Get an Alcoholic into Treatment

If an alcoholic (or drug addict) is unwilling to seek help, is there any way the family or friends can get him or her into treatment?

This can be a challenging situation. Since denial is part of the problem (and a symptom of addiction), the affected individual actually doesn’t feel the need to get help.

Sometimes, a medical emergency or a police related circumstance can force the alcoholic or addict to get treatment, but we don’t always have to wait for a crisis.

Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences.

It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain – they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting, and can lead to the harmful behaviours seen in people who abuse drugs.

In a true disease, some part of the body is in a state of physiological malfunctioning and this causes the undesirable symptoms. Though, in addiction there is no physiological malfunction.

Psychological Causes of Addiction

Psychology is the study of human behavior and psychologists work to improve the quality of people’s lives by helping them to steer clear of maladaptive behaviors. Any behavior that limits the normal functioning of an individual and diminishes life satisfaction is termed as a maladaptive behavior. Since addiction is a maladaptive behavior, psychological models are extremely useful to understand why people engage in unhealthy behaviors.

12-Step Facilitation

Genetics & Addiction - Is there a connection?

The road to recovery from addiction might seem like fixing broken glass, an enterprise that appears a futile exercise when there is little family support. Therapists and doctors all over the world emphasize the importance of family involvement for the rehabilitation of an afflicted member. Many families realize this and extend support, but what if a family is responsible for a person to become an addict?

It Runs in the Family!