Can You Take Ibuprofen With Suboxone?

Key Takeaways Suboxone is an important drug used in medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). However, it’s sometimes contraindicated to use it concomitantly with several drugs, most of which are painkillers that have an opioid component. That said, ibuprofen is safe to take with suboxone because it doesn’t contain opioids. You should be careful ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

What Type of Drug Is Alcohol? Classification & Impact

Key Takeaways The 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) in the United States released an estimate of 137.4 million alcohol users aged 12 years and older. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), alcohol holds the potential for misuse, which makes many people wonder if alcohol is a drug. ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

Dying From Alcoholism: Is It Possible?

Key Takeaways Alcohol use disorder has many health conditions. But can it also cause death? Most alcohol-related deaths are often the result of chronic illnesses that develop over the years. However, sometimes, an acute condition like severe alcoholic hepatitis, pancreatitis, or poisoning from drinking alcohol mixed with other substances or in large quantities can cause ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

The Connection Between BPD And Alcohol Explained

Key Takeaways Mental health disorders often go hand-in-hand with substance use disorders. This usually happens when a person self-medicates using alcohol or drugs to ease symptoms of their mental illness if access to healthcare isn’t available. Specifically, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can increase the chances of alcohol dependence due to the characteristic impulsivity shown by ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

Uncovering the Relationship Between Alcohol and Bruising

Key Takeaways Alcohol addiction can cause various health issues, some of which include bruising and subcutaneous bleeding. Alcohol is a blood thinner, which means it affects the platelet count and quality in people who drink too much. And since the liver controls blood clotting, alcohol-related liver disease can cause increased bruising, as well. Read on ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

How Long Does It Take for Alcohol to Wear Off?

Key Takeaways That said, alcohol is metabolized at a rate of about one standard drink per hour for most people. It can show up in blood tests for up to 12 hours. However, it stays longer in the urine, where it can be detected for up to 3-5 days using high-sensitivity assays. As with any ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

How to Stop Diarrhea After Drinking Alcohol

Key Takeaways Drinking too much alcohol can lead to a wide range of health conditions, one of which is diarrhea. Alcohol-related diarrhea is self-limiting. This means it will stop on its own within a few days. But if it’s severe and you want to avoid the discomfort associated with it, there are multiple antidiarrheal drugs ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

How to Avoid Drinking After a Breakup

Key Takeaways Consuming alcohol can cloud your judgment and enhance strong feelings, which can lead you to dangerous situations, put your life at risk, or develop an unhealthy lifestyle. It can also increase depressive symptoms over time. Developing a drinking problem can also affect your relationship with loved ones. If there are children involved, you ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024

How Long Do You Have to Drink Before Liver Damage?

Key Takeaways How Long Do You Have to Drink Before Liver Damage? There’s no strict timeline for how fast liver damage can occur due to excessive drinking. Although, most people start developing symptoms within a few months of overconsumption. More serious damage, like cirrhosis of the liver, takes several years to develop. When you drink, ... Read more
Alcohol Addiction
May 31, 2024