Category: Addiction

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26 July

Benzodiazepines, sometimes called benzos, are a class of psychoactive drugs that act as a depressant to lower brain activity. They are often prescribed to treat conditions like anxiety, sleep disorders and seizures. The most prescribed benzodiazepines include Valium®, Xanax® and Klonopin®. Unfortunately, these medications carry a shockingly high potential for abuse, addiction and overdose. When […]

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22 July

Data from a recent study indicates that, as an opioid dosage is increased, the risks for adverse outcomes also increase. In layman’s terms, the more painkillers a doctor prescribes to a patient, the more likely the patient is to overdose on those painkillers and potentially to die from them. With this information in mind, patients […]

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19 July

Addiction and parenting cannot be mixed. Nobody wants to become a parent when they are fighting their own battle with substance addiction. However, several common trends nowadays push and even encourage parents to rely on alcohol when they are stressed out. Thankfully, a considerable number of parents who know the importance of sober living for […]

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16 July

People with substance abuse disorder lie not only to their loved ones but also to themselves. They may feel obliged to cover up their conditions and to deal with guilt and shame because telling the truth about their illness has consequences. That is why many struggle with dishonesty, thus perpetuating their addictions. Lying becomes normal, […]

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15 July

The reasons why people use drugs vary greatly for every individual. More often than not, a person is trying to fix an issue within their life and they see drugs as the solution. A young person may be trying to fit in with their peers and views using or alcohol drugs as a means of […]

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14 July

Benzodiazepine Addiction Considered Many people have a benzodiazepine addiction. Benzodiazepines are anxiolytics or sedatives. This type of prescription is for panic disorders, anxiety disorders and some other disorders. Some doctors will prescribe benzodiazepines for muscle relaxation and seizures, too. Unfortunately, some people develop an addiction to this medication. How do you know if you have a benzodiazepine […]

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13 July

Many people with mental health disorders like anxiety or depression need to be on long-term medication to keep their condition in check and prevent the highs, lows, and stresses of these afflictions from interfering with their daily life. Identifying the right medication to manage mental health can be difficult. When someone is in holistic rehab and given […]

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08 July

Sobriety is a challenging journey that people can work through successfully with the right effort. The opposite can happen if you don’t have the support you need from loved ones and the proper network in place. On your journey, sober shaming is one thing you may need to worry about because it could lead to a relapse. During […]

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02 July

Struggling with an addiction is one of the most difficult things that a person can deal with. An addiction to alcohol or drugs can literally strip away someone’s entire life. From family to friends to jobs to self-esteem, an addiction can cause all kinds of losses. Learning patience may help addicted individuals get their lives back. What Is […]

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30 June

Going to rehab was a big step. We know everyone has a different story, and we also know each story has some hardships. Now, you have to move on to the next chapter in your life. Some people get back to their regular lives, but others don’t for various reasons. Some people move in with […]

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