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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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23 July

When you are feeling down, sometimes turning on your favorite song can change your whole mood. Although it might just seem like a brief diversion, it’s not just in your head. Music may work on a deeper level to improve your mental health. The Effects of Music on Mental Health In some cultures, music has […]

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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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20 July

If you’ve glimpsed at a newsstand, browsed a bookstore, or read a wellness publication online in the past few years, you’ve no doubt heard of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation is a mental practice where you train your mind to focus on the “now.” It can be practiced anywhere in just a few minutes, whether you […]

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19 July

Are you looking for counselling? Would understanding more about the different types of counseling help you? This is a guest post by Tracie Johnson. Working with a counselor should be a healing process. If you feel as though therapy is stressful, you might not be attending the right types of sessions. Therapy exists in various […]

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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

Perhaps you’ve reached out to a recovery center because you’re ready to fight your substance use disorder. This is a hard decision to make, and now, you have to tell your employer about it. Many substance users convince themselves that they’re okay because they continue to have a job. It’s estimated that 70% of substance users hold […]

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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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