Category Archives: Substance Abuse

How Drugs & Alcohol Affect Perception & Behavior

We humans speak about 150 words a minute.  We think in over 500 words a minute.  If you are on cocaine or meth, you can speak and think 700 words a minute and not much of it will make much sense.  Alcohol interferes with the oxygen supply that goes to the brain to make it …

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Why People Drink Alcohol

Why do people drink alcohol?  For most, it started around the age of 15 or 16 years of age.  And this is the result of our laws making it illegal to drink until the age of 21.  The teenager wants to know what this magic elixir is that they cannot consume until they reach a …

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Whitney Houston’s Death

I may be premature on this post because the cause of death of Whitney Houston has not been announced as yet.  However, whatever the final verdict, I feel confident that her drug use played a major role in her death.  Cocaine weakens the heart muscles as well as causing several other internal organ complications.  I …

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What Really Causes Depression?

  Now that the chemical imbalance myth has been debunked, what really causes depression? Depression is a human emotion caused when one’s concepts of material things, people, beliefs, values and places that contribute to the happiness in their life do not live up to what they would like them to be.Grief is a natural emotion …

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Welcome

Welcome to the blog for Mike Rice.  I will use this space to create posts of my thoughts that require more space than the forums such as the one on the LinkedIn – Mental Health Networking or Addiction Professionals.  If you are not yet a member of this community, please join us.  Click on the …

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