Mississippi Substance Abuse Hotline

Mississippi’s drug abuse rate is lower than the national average. However, 6.95% of Mississippi residents still report some form of illicit drug use within the last year. Nearly 7 out of every 100 residents are struggling with some form of substance abuse. Marijuana is the most commonly abused substance, but many others are prevalent as […]

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Why Do Opiates Make Your Pupils Small?

If you use opiates or have people close to you that do, you might have noticed that the eyes “bug out” and the pupils contract. Why is that? This post explains the phenomenon. First, we would like to explain opiates and their role in addiction before getting into the science. Even though opiates or opioids […]

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How Mental Health Affects Physical Health

About one-third of people with a physical health condition also suffer from some form of mental issue. This isn’t just some random statistic. Your mental health affects your physical health, and vice versa. The proof is in the pudding… literally. If you consume nothing but chocolate pudding for an entire day, chances are you’d feel […]

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Can Alcohol Cause Diabetes?

Put simply, diabetes is a disease in which one’s blood sugar (glucose) levels are elevated beyond the normal range. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is a condition in which one’s pancreas cells are attacked and produce too little insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Type 2 is a condition in […]

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Know the Risks of Overdose and How to Prevent It

In 2019, overdose deaths claimed the lives of almost 71,000 Americans. More than 70% of these deaths were related to opioid abuse. Overdose deaths create enormous costs for all Americans. Every year, overdoses deprive countless families of breadwinners, parents, and siblings. For a variety of reasons, prescription painkiller prescriptions proliferated out of control in the […]

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