Xanax Withdrawal Signs

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 22, 2019 Xanax is a benzodiazepine. It’s commonly prescribed for the treatment of anxiety through anxiety disorder treatment programs. In fact, Xanax was the second most prescribed psychiatric drug in 2016. However, it is frequently abused, as well. Some people begin using Xanax as a

Can Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Kill You?

Do you know someone taking Xanax or Klonopin in concerning or dangerous quantities? Are you struggling with your own dependence on benzodiazepines? Unfortunately, research shows that you’re in good company. Between 1996 and 2013, the number of adults prescribed benzodiazepines skyrocketed by 67%, rising from 8.1 million to 13.5 million. While many physicians have started

Opiate vs Opioid? What is the Difference?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 30, 2017 There are plenty of different stories every day about the dangers of opiates and opioids and how devastating these can be. However, when comparing opiate vs opioid drugs, it’s important to note that there is a distinct difference. Both opiate and opioid

White Paper Underlines Gender-Specific Challenges for Women in Overcoming Opioid Addiction

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 23, 2017 A recent white paper from the Office on Women’s Health concluded that the prevalence of prescription opioid and heroin use among women is substantial. It provided dramatic statistical data on what kind of impact the opioid addiction epidemic is having on women.

The Pain of Addiction: Self-Harm and Opioids

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 14, 2016 The Lengths People Will Go Doctor shopping is a common way of trying to score painkillers. People in active addiction will visit numerous doctors and hospitals in an attempt to obtain multiple prescriptions for opioids. But medical facilities are aware of this

What Is Substance Abuse?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 14, 2016 What is substance abuse? While the answer might seem complicated, it really isn’t that difficult to understand. Before getting help for an addiction, having an answer to that question makes the need for help easier to accept. What Is Substance Abuse? Simply,

Drug Effects on Family Relationships

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 7, 2016 When addiction takes hold of a person’s life, it can cause remarkable and disturbing damage. If left unchecked, it can literally take a person’s money, heart, body and soul. However, people underestimate drug effects on family. About Drug Effects on Family Addiction

How Pain Pill Addiction Can Sneak Up on Anyone

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 19, 2016 Pain medication abuse is one of the fastest growing health issues in America. In the blink of an eye, what starts out as a solution for a specific medical problem can turn into a pain pill addiction. No one is suggesting that

Young Adults and Heroin Addiction – An Evolution

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 17, 2016 Heroin addiction is a cunning and baffling disease, and most people don’t understand why anyone would ever try this dangerous drug. From a young age, people are taught that heroin is not only one of the most addictive drugs available but also