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What Are Side Effects of Xanax?

Benzodiazepines are prescription medications used to treat conditions related to anxiety. Due to their calming effect, benzodiazepines like Xanax are highly effective in treating symptoms related to anxiety and panic attack disorders. Unfortunately, because the effects of Xanax are so powerful, the medication is prone to abuse. Xanax is one of the most prescribed medications…

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HIV and Intravenous Drug Use

This presentation is on HIV and people who inject drugs. Thank you to our presenting partner Lisa Hinson at Landrum Counseling and Consulting. Miss Lisa. Thank you, miss Krystle. I appreciate that. And yes, we have known each other for quite a bit of time at mates and teammates. So and I love what Kemah…

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12 Substance Abuse Substitutes

Among common reasons for substance abuse are boredom, feelings of personal worthlessness, and lack of purpose in life. To understand the importance of substance abuse substitutes, switch “desperate to retreat into an artificial high” for “hurried” in the following quote from philosopher Eric Hoffer, and you have a truth perfectly applicable to any of the…

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How A Xanax Withdrawal Timeline Aids in Recovery

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Xanax is the brand name of the generic drug alprazolam. It is a treatment for panic disorders and anxiety. It belongs to the category of medications known as benzodiazepines. These medications affect the brain and the central nervous system and create a calming effect by enhancing the natural calming chemicals in the…

The Right Way for Addicts to Share Themselves

A key element of recovery is being open about your struggles, temptations, and doubts. Another key element is mixing that openness with a level of discretion. You can share yourself, but be careful how you do that. You’ve probably met people who seem addicted to bragging about their faults: within ten minutes of meeting them,…

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How Long Does It Take to Detox

In the recovery community, detox refers to the detoxification process as an individual rids their body of drugs or alcohol. When detoxing from these addictive substances, you will experience withdrawal symptoms that can make this detoxification process particularly challenging. You may want to know the answer to “How long does it take to detox?”  …

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Do I Need a Rehab Program for Women Only?

Many people face one big question when deciding on rehab treatment today. That is, do I need rehab programs for women or men only? Is a gender-specific program the right one for my best chance of long term sobriety? Do I Need Rehab Programs for Women Only? That question of, “Do I need rehab programs…

Coping with a Dual Diagnosis: Tips from the Experts

You, or a family member, may be among the millions of people with “dual diagnosis”—simultaneous substance-abuse problems and mental illness. People with post-traumatic stress disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, or schizophrenia are particularly vulnerable to falling into addiction via the attempted-self-medication route. What do treatment professionals and mental-health experts say that can help dual-diagnosis patients…

The Quest for Residential Addiction Treatment Centers in Texas

As the saying goes, “when in Texas, do as Texans do.” While the saying might be interchangeable with other cities and countries, it’s relevant here. When someone is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, they often find themselves with very few options. In the state of Texas, there’s plenty of drug addiction treatment centers….

Are Support Groups Really Important for Addiction Recovery?

Addiction is an isolating disease. It causes people to withdraw from others. In contrast, recovery is a group effort. Support groups are an integral part of an effective aftercare program. What’s the Purpose of Support Groups? You meet with peers who also experienced drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder. You no longer feel isolated…

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What is Vicodin?

What is Vicodin? It is a pain medication made from a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. So, what is Vicodin used for? Doctors prescribe Vicodin to relieve moderate to severe pain. When you take Vicodin, you may feel a bit euphoric as your pain steadily decreases. This reaction in your body is what makes Vicodin…

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What Benzo Withdrawal Timeline Can You Expect?

The benzo withdrawal symptoms timeline can take a year to run its course. Benzo detox and rehab programs are essential to recovery. Drug cravings are just some of the many psychological symptoms you can experience during withdrawal. Psychological symptoms make it difficult to stay sober when you haven’t received cognitive behavioral therapy. Drug addiction treatment…