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Binge drinking is not a problem that is just limited to what people consider alcoholism, but it can still have severe and long-term consequences. A person is binge drinker if they have consumed more than four or five drinks (for women and for men, respectively) in a sitting, which is usually a 2-3 hour period. Binge drinkers may not be physically addicted to alcohol, and may even drink once a week or less. However, because drinking too much impairs many brain and body functions, binge drinkers are often at higher risk of performing dangerous behaviors, both violent and sexual.
Oxycontin is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the United States. Prescribed as a painkiller, Oxycontin’s packaging contained a warning not to crush the drug. This was meant as an honest warning against people mixing it in their drinks to make it easier to take. However, most people were curious about the warning, so they crushed the tablets, resulting in a strong high. Because of the opiates in Oxycontin, it became very easy for those who abused this high to become physically addicted. This infographic by the Delray Recovery Center.
Rehab in Florida Crack cocaine is an addictive substance that has become widespread in the United States because of its addictive qualities and relative cheapness. Using crack results in a strong high, with an equally strong low afterwards. These severe ups and downs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke due to high blood pressure. Rehab in Florida has created this infographic to help you learn more about the risks.