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Deadly Combinations: How Benzos are Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives used to treat anxiety and/or insomnia. The most popular benzo on the market is Xanax, which has over 50 million prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Many Americans see benzos as socially acceptable and as a helpful way to treat anxiety. An overlooked [...]

2019-01-29T03:39:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Middle-Aged Women at Risk of Overdose

The drug crisis in America is evident in nearly every community. Over the last few decades new trends among those affected have emerged. One group severely affected by the crisis with a huge increase in drug-related deaths is one you’d least expect: middle-aged women. Research from the CDC’s Morbidity and [...]

2019-01-28T02:13:16+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Information|

Low Self-Esteem’s Impact on Substance Abuse

Low self-esteem can be caused by a variety of traumas. A traumatic childhood, abandonment or separation from parental figures, emotional or physical abuse can all lead to low-esteem as an adult. These problems can worsen as adult life causes negative events like losing a job, going through divorce, or facing [...]

2019-01-07T03:01:54+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Dangers of Isolation

A very dangerous and pervasive outcome of addiction in the tendency to isolate. Circumstances like conflict between friends and family members over one’s addiction can cause the addicted person to seek solitude. Warped thinking caused by extended substance abuse can rationalize the need for one to be alone because it [...]

2018-12-30T00:02:19+00:00 December 30th, 2018|Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction|

How to Avoid Addict Manipulation

Anyone who has a loved one or close friend suffering from addiction encounters the fact that addicts manipulate the ones closest to them. It is most often family and friends who are manipulated in some way by an addict’s behavior and that can lead to many questions: Why do addicts [...]

2018-12-20T22:12:32+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Addiction, Drug Addiction|

The Shame Game

Shame and guilt are present in nearly every case of substance abuse and alcoholism and they are powerful and painful emotions that can hinder recovery. We feel shame as a natural emotion that not only affects our behavior, but creates a physiological response to the automatic nervous system. We blush, [...]

2018-11-30T21:33:35+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized|

Suriving Your Family Sober this Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us already this year we can get excited for all the joy they bring. For most of us it's memories of time around the table with our family, a big turkey dinner, and maybe a nap in front of the football game. It brings warm and [...]

2018-11-22T01:21:57+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Uncategorized|

3 Negative Effects of Alcohol on Sleep

We have all heard the term "nightcap." The fact that a drink before bed has its own popular term shows us that a drink or two at night can help induce sleep. However, what happens to the body after the effects of alcohol help you fall asleep? While consuming alcohol [...]

2018-11-22T01:06:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog|

Keeping Up with Teen Drug Slang

Evolving Slang Is your teen robotripping? Getting crunk on CCC? Making friends with Georgia Home Boy? Confused yet? It's common knowledge that teen slang is changing at an incredible rate. The use of social media and personal devices has created a whole new world of slang terms and abbreviations for [...]

2018-11-22T00:46:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Blog, Controlled Substances, Drug Information, Teen/Young Adult|

Practicing Mindfulness to Overcome Addiction

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can be a very positive ways to identify hidden emotions that are harming you and hindering your recovery. Mindfulness focuses on exposing harmful ways of thinking and meditation can help reduce the physical response these harmful emotions cause to our mind and body. A very important [...]

2018-11-10T00:25:03+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Addiction, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Detox, Recovery, Rehabilitation|