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Glass of alcohol and pills, a common combination for cross addiction patients.

The Challenge of Treating Cross Addictions

What is cross addiction? Cross addiction, also known as addiction transfer or addiction interaction disorder, is a term for when a person with one addiction develops another addiction to something else. These addictions can occur at the same time (polydrug addiction) or they may happen months, years or even decades apart. In addition, these addictions …

Blue holiday ornaments hanging on a frosted Christmas tree with white lights.

‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Helpful Tips to Survive the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time of year full of celebrations with family members and loved ones. Whether it’s traveling to see extended family, having kids home from college, or reconnecting with out-of-town friends, the holidays are often an exciting way to end the year. While this time is often associated with joy, it …

Cigarette standing on it's butt, burning, with long ashes.

What’s the best way to quit smoking?

Smoking is far and away the biggest health crisis in America Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death, leading to an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). That’s about four times higher than the next leading preventable cause of death, which high blood pressure and other …

A pile of blister packs containing different kinds of over the counter medications.

Addiction Danger – Taking NyQuil For Sleep Nightly

What are the dangers of using over-the-counter medications to help you sleep? Getting too little sleep can lead to a lot of issues. And even though it’s a problem that affects so many people, it’s also one of the most commonly overlooked health issues in the United States. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans …