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Drinking and Social Media

Alcohol can cause both physical and psychological addiction. Anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender, can develop alcohol dependency, as alcoholism doesn’t discriminate. Alcohol intoxication can increase anger, lower inhibitions, and cloud your judgment, leaving you more prone to engaging in regrettable or dangerous behaviors. Another consequence of alcohol is that drinking and social media…

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Dangers of Mixing Substances

Struggling with an addiction can impair your judgment and increase your risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors. Intoxication also lowers inhibitions, which can lead to bad decisions. For example, you may be more likely to experiment with other substances when you are intoxicated. The dangers of mixing substances can include fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Psychoactive substances…

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Disordered Eating and Substance Abuse

Eating disorders can occur because of body image issues and anxiety. Teens are also at risk of using drugs and alcohol. Teens with mental health disorders are more likely to use psychoactive substances, which makes disordered eating and substance abuse strongly connected. Adolescence is a difficult time for teens. Puberty, social pressures, and academics can…