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Alcoholism And COPD Does Alcohol Affect COPD?

Pure ethanol is a moderately effective and transient bronchodilator and likely relaxes airway smooth muscle tone. The mechanisms responsible for alcohol-induced relaxation of airways are poorly understood and may include receptor-and non receptor-mediated signal transduction pathways involving calcium and/or nitric oxide as second messengers. Many non-alcohol components of alcoholic beverages likely act as triggers for […]

What is Sober Living Homes? Understanding Recovery Support?

Some sober living communities in California may also offer specialized programs for those with co-occurring mental health disorders or other unique needs. The staff employed by sober living communities will be vetted and credentialed, giving you the confidence of a robust support system. Staff at sober living communities may also provide connections to other licensed […]

Towamencin hires special counsel, reports on meeting with sober house owner

Their presence is crucial for maintaining order and providing guidance when residents face challenges. They’re often in recovery themselves, offering unique insights and empathy based on personal experiences. A core component of sober living homes is the emphasis on personal accountability coupled with peer support. At issue is the state’s adherence to “housing first,” […]

Teen Substance Use: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Resources

The positive behavior that you and other family members model can have a dramatic impact on how your teenager perceives alcohol and other drugs. Trying alcohol and drugs for the first time is common among adolescents, and approximately 5% will develop problematic patterns of use that meet criteria for a substance use disorder (SUD) [1]. […]

Antibiotics and alcohol

It can cause nausea, dizziness, headache, chest and abdominal discomfort, flushing, vomiting, and hangover-like symptoms. A 2020 review shows a lack of solid evidence behind how common this is, but caution is still warranted. Rarely, severe symptoms can occur, such as very low blood pressure or heart attack. Medical professionals may advise against drinking while […]

Recovery is Possible: Know the Options Rx Awareness

Morphine and codeine are opiates that derive naturally from the opium poppy. They are a subtype of opioids, which include synthetic drugs with a similar effect. Regardless of the setting, opioid withdrawal should take place under the guidance and care of a healthcare provider who can provide monitoring and prescribe medications to manage symptoms or […]

99 Strategies for Managing Mental Health without Alcohol

You know, I’ve done so much work in the past five years. This episode is about the dry life and specifically choosing a lifestyle, not a label. My guest today is Kayla Lyons, who is the 28-year-old founder of 1000 hours dry and the host of The Dry Life podcast. She stopped drinking at 23 […]