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Effects of Long Term Xanax Use

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Xanax is a benzodiazepine. Doctors prescribe it for panic attacks or anxiety. For some people, the prescription becomes habit-forming. Here’s what you need to know about the effects of long term Xanax use. Going Beyond the Six Weeks Did you know that doctors should only prescribe this medication for an “as needed” use? Moreover, the

Benefits of a Women’s Rehab Center

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Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration shows that women make up about 1/3 of all rehab admissions. However, just because centers admit fewer females than males does not mean having a separate treatment plan isn’t important. Here are a few benefits of a women’s rehab center you should know about. Addiction

Can TMS Therapy Treat Depression and Anxiety?

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive modality. Can TMS therapy treat depression and anxiety? At good-quality rehab and behavioral health centers, therapists see good results. Here’s what you need to know. What is TMS? TMS has FDA approval. It’s a painless treatment. You start by leaning back and relaxing in a comfortable treatment chair.

What is Psychological Dependence?

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When people talk about addiction, it’s actually a double-edged sword. However, most don’t realize that it involves physiological and psychological dependence. That said, many associate only the physical symptoms with dependency. Here’s what’s really going on. What You Need to Know about Physical Addiction The addiction therapy services in Jacksonville, FL acknowledge that physical dependency’s

Can You Recognize the Signs of Bipolar Disorder?

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that nearly 3% of American adults suffer from bipolar disorder. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) further reports that up to 59% will experience a substance abuse disorder at some point. Recognizing the signs of bipolar disorder can help identify people at risk while

Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

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Social Anxiety Disorder The non-profit organization Mental Health America estimates that 15 million American adults suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder. Those who do often feel isolated and turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. For these individuals, overcoming social anxiety disorder is often the first step in recovery. Learn more about this condition and what

How Drugs Affect the Brain

How Drugs Affect the Brain: The Evolution of an Addict’s Mind Drug use in the United States has become a significant problem in recent years, as drug availability and overdose deaths have steadily increased. The danger of drugs goes beyond temporary impairment and long term dependence. The consistent use of any type of drug causes

What is a Recovery Community?

Many people have the misconception that once you or your loved one completes treatment, they go back to the regular lives they were living prior to getting clean and sober. While part of that may be true, apart from returning to your job or your hometown (if it won’t compromise your sobriety), a big part

Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2019 will bring. Self-growth is very important and highly recommended, but over half of people with a New Year’s resolution will give up in less than six months’ time (Szalavitz, 2012). In the wellness field, we are all too familiar with this

Toxic Relationships

Relationships are a source of happiness, strength, positive feelings and events and if you are actively setting healthy boundaries in your relationships that is typically how things go. But what happens when things go south and you start getting a sinking feeling around your friend or loved one, rather than being uplifted? What are the