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The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on Your Teeth

Alcohol abuse is a growing problem in many parts of the United States. While many people understand some of the risks of excessive alcohol use, like cirrhosis of the liver, metabolic problems, and circulatory problems, they may not understand how alcohol can have a negative impact on your body, including your teeth. Let’s explore how alcohol abuse can have a negative impact your teeth and dental health.

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The Effects Of Drug Abuse On The Stomach

Drug abuse can have a significant impact on the human body. Most anti-drug campaigns focus on the interpersonal and overall physical damage caused by drug abuse, but the public is rarely made aware of the specifics concerning the effect drugs have on your body. Your gastrointestinal, or GI, tract is a dynamic system of organs including the mouth, stomach, intestines and esophagus that work to break down, digest and expel food. But, the trauma to the GI tract caused by introducing large amounts of drugs to your system is something that can last well beyond active drug use.

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The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on Your Stomach

Alcohol abuse can effect just about every bodily system, from the brain and the nervous system to the digestive system, including the stomach. We’ve explored the effects of alcohol abuse on the brain, the liver, the heart and the lungs, but how does alcohol abuse effect the digestive system? Unfortunately it may be more harmful than you think. Alcohol abuse can lead to increased risk for gastritis, ulcers and potentially even stomach cancer.

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The Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Brain

Alcohol and drug abuse can have an extremely devastating effect on the user. There are physical implications that can damage just about every organ in the body. There are mental and emotional implications that can cause you to develop serious psychological conditions. Many people falsely believe that since alcohol is legal, it must be safer and less harmful to our fragile beings. That would be wonderful if it were true, but unfortunately for all those suffering from alcoholism around the world, it’s not. Alcohol is equally as detrimental to the mind and body as most illicit substances. This blog will serve as the first in a series to examine the specific effects of alcohol and drug abuse on different organs in the body. This month we begin with the brain.

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Rohypnol: Club Drug or Date Rape Drug?

Rohypnol, or better known to popular culture by its nickname “roofies,” is illegal in the United States, and yet still manages to make quite the splash in our society. While you’d have to have been living under a rock not to hear stories about the incredibly scary and dangerous date rape drug Rohypnol, you probably haven’t heard a fraction the amount of stories about its more common use, a recreational party drug belonging to the family of club drugs. In fact, Rohypnol is regularly used by high school and college aged kids, ravers, clubbers, as well as heroin and cocaine users.

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