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Why Does Alcohol Make You More Depressed

Why Does Alcohol Make You More Depressed | Drugs(depressants) | Scoop.it
People with alcohol addictions have the highest rates of depression. So if alcohol and depression often go hand in hand, what is it about alcohol that actually makes you more depressed?
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This article explains how and why alcohol can trigger depression. They say it starts wtih chemical imbalances in your brain. At first your dopamine spike then alcohol reduces dopamine, serotonin, epinephrin levels. drinking on a daily basis can disrupt your sleep patterns and you will have a continous hangover causing people to be sick, moody, dehydrated and nauseated. therefor no sleep equals no time for your body to repair its self from the hangovers. After drinking alcohol they say it causes feelings of gulit and remorse of the things you said and did while "drunk".

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Heroin Vaccine Neutralizes Drug Before It Hits Brain

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A new heroin vaccine could be ready for human trials later this year.
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This article is about a new vaccine made to help herion addicts stop using. this vaccine prevents euphoria feeling by not letting the heroin reach the brain. the main point of the vaccine is to prevent herion overdoes, by neurtalizing the drug and byproducts before touching the blood system and therefore doing no damage. this vaccine was used on rats and after having the vaccine the rats did not relapse. Researchers say that the rats who had the vaccine were given an unlimited supply of heroin for 4 weeks, and the rats didnt touch the herion at all.

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Just The Taste Of Alcohol Triggers Dopamine Release

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Just the taste of alcohol can trigger dopamine release, according to a new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
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This article took PET scans of 49 men who tasted beer vs. gatorade. The dopmaine was higher when the men had there FIRST sip of beer then when they had their FIRST sip of gatorade. this article also reports that many sensory cues have an important role in cravings for alcohalics. the main point was to show that just one taste can trigger your brain to want more.

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Barbiturates Effects

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Barbiturates are addictive drugs. Here's a list of some of the effects that barbituraates can cause and how you can help someone quit using this drug.
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This aritcle discusses how some doctors believe that barbiturates induce sleep thats why so many people want the drug. Nembutal, Seconal, Amytal are the three most common types of barbiturates that doctors will perscribe to people with anxiety to get better sleep. This article says that the dose between better sleep and death is very close. When a person uses this drug "for fun" they want the "drunkenss" feeling like if they have been drinking alochol. Also a person who is addicted or is "abusing" barbiturates is at a great risk of pneumonia and bronchits

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