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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

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

Crack Vs. Cocaine: What are the Differences?

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Cocaine is a white powder. Crack comes in the form of a small rock. Both are derivatives of the coca plant. Here’s what you need to know about crack vs cocaine. Users Inject or Snort Cocaine; They Smoke Crack The primary difference between crack and cocaine is the way people use it. Everyone has seen

What are the success rates for drug addiction treatment?

Whether you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, you’ve probably wondered about the success rates for drug addiction treatment. What kinds of outcomes should you expect? Is one treatment better than the other? Do certain substances have higher success rates than others? How Do You Measure Addiction Treatment Success Rates?

How Does a Drug Addiction Develop?

Researchers have learned a great deal about addiction over the years. Researchers in the 1930s believed that addicts consisted of morally flawed people who didn’t have the willpower to quit. Fortunately, researchers did not stop analyzing the issue after making that assessment. Eventually, they realized that addiction is a chronic disease that impacts the function

What Is the First Step of Drug Addiction Treatment?

In 2009, only 2.6 million of the 23.5 million people who abused drugs and alcohol received treatment, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That means that only 11.2 percent of those who needed treatment received it. People fail to seek treatment for a myriad of reasons, one of which is the fear of

What Are Opioids and Why Are They Dangerous?

What are opioids, as a search query, is searched approximately 40,000 times a month in the United States alone. It’s clear that the population is interested in what opioids are and with that, public education on the lethal drug is imperative to help to end the opioid epidemic. On an average day, 116 people in

How Marriage Can Survive Addiction

Addiction has destroyed many relationships, specifically marriage and love relationships. When you are married to someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, your entire life is turned upside down. The lying, manipulating, stealing, and cheating by the addicted person all too often results in the non-addicted partner leaving or seeking a divorce. “A marriage

Drug Addiction Leading Cause of Child Removal in Florida’s Duval County

Photo: Don Dearing / CC BY-SA 2.0 The number of children being removed from their homes in Northern Florida’s Duval County due to the drug addiction of their parents is increasing at an alarming rate. Lee Kaywork of Family Support Services told News4jax.com in May that drug addiction used to be the cause of 40

The Dangerous Myth of the High-Functioning Addict

Addiction is often defined as the compulsive use of drugs or alcohol or the continuance of certain behaviors despite negative consequences. These negative consequences frequently take some time to emerge. This, in turn, has led to the idea that in some cases the worst consequences of a substance use disorder can be successfully contained or