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Amanda Stevens, B.S.

Amanda is a prolific medical content writer specializing in eating disorders and addiction treatment. She graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Purdue University with a B.S. in Social Work. As a person in recovery from disordered eating, she is passionate about seeing people heal and transform. She writes for popular treatment centers such as Ocean Recovery, Epiphany Wellness, The Heights Treatment, Infinite Recovery, New Waters Recovery and adolescent mental health treatment center BasePoint Academy. In her spare time she loves learning about health, nutrition, meditation, spiritual practices, and enjoys being the a mother of a beautiful daughter.

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Recent Posts

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal
January 19, 2023

Meth Withdrawal Symptoms & Treatment

Meth withdrawal symptoms can be incredibly painful and potentially dangerous. Seeking treatment before the symptoms become too difficult to manage alone is critical for long-term safety and personal well-being.

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crystal meth
Addiction
January 18, 2023

What Does Meth Look Like?

Meth or methamphetamine is a drug substance that comes in many forms. From pill or tablet to crystals and powder, no matter what form it comes in, meth is highly addictive.

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Meth comes in two different forms: a crystalline powder and glass-like rocks that are known as crystal meth
Addiction
January 18, 2023

Meth Addiction: Common Signs

An addiction to meth can be relatively easy to spot. Its effects on a person's appearance begin to take place rapidly. Though meth addiction can have a physical manifestation, there are other common signs happening within the body as well.

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using meth
Addiction
January 17, 2023

What are the Side Effects of Smoking Crystal Meth?

Methamphetamine, sometimes referred to by the name of its rock form, crystal meth, is a highly addictive drug. Smoking this drug has incredibly negative consequences for the user. Meth is a stimulant like amphetamines, but it affects your neurological syste...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Addiction
January 17, 2023

Signs & Symptoms Of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Adults

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), is a lifelong condition resulting from drinking alcohol while pregnant. The development of the unborn child may be hampered by maternal alcohol usage during pregnancy, leading to physical and mental abnormalities.

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Alcohol affects the blood by acting as an anticoagulant
Addiction
January 16, 2023

Does Alcohol Thin Your Blood?

Alcohol affects the blood by acting as an anticoagulant. Coagulation is when a part of your blood called platelets form clots. Because small alcohol can prevent coagulation, alcohol is considered a blood thinner.

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How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System?
Addiction
January 15, 2023

How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System?

Every now and then, it can be easy to get carried away when out with friends or celebrating and have too much to drink. But how long does alcohol stay in your system and how long will you feel the effects of alcohol?

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signs of alcoholism
Addiction
January 15, 2023

What are the Signs of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is categorized by a severe type of alcohol misuse involving the inability to control drinking patterns. The term alcohol use disorder is frequently used to describe this condition. There are many signs of alcoholism occurring and, as such, precau...

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what is alcohol?
Addiction
January 14, 2023

What is Alcohol?

Alcohol is widely consumed and is largely considered a social activity. Because of this, alcohol is an addictive substance due to the feeling it gives the user. Many people experience “opening up” or letting loose when they drink, making it easier to talk t...

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The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Medicine
Addiction
January 14, 2023

Mixing Alcohol With Medicines

Mixing alcohol with medications can become dangerously habit-forming. Due to the nature of different drugs, if you drink alcohol coincidently there are side effects that may emerge, many undesirable.

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