Prescription Drugs

Does Your Young Adult Abuse Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise among young adults and teenagers. One of the major reasons that it has become such a problem is that prescription drugs are often easier to obtain then illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Addiction treatment can help a young adult and their family recover from a prescription drug addiction.

The Dangers of Self-Medicating

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: July 20, 2020 Updated: October 19, 2020 Self-medicating happens all the time, and it often works out well. You have a cold, and you take Nyquil. You call your mother for some chicken noodle soup. Technically, you are self-medicating anytime you are self-diagnosing and treating an illness or mental

Understanding the Dangers of Benzo Abuse

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: July 1, 2020 Updated: July 1, 2020 In recent years, the use of benzodiazepines as a form of treatment for medical disorders has escalated. Due to the increase in the prescribing of these medications, there is an increase in those abusing benzodiazepines as well. It’s essential to understand the

The Dangers of Benzos

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: June 24, 2020 Updated: June 11, 2020 When it comes to abusing substances, there are multiple types of prescription medications available for individuals to misuse. One of the more popular types is benzodiazepines. However, it’s essential to seek out a benzo addiction treatment program to avoid experiencing the dangers

The Danger of Mixing Wine and Benzos

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: June 19, 2020 Updated: June 11, 2020 When it comes to substance abuse, we often talk about people abusing one substance at a time. Most discussions focus on one or the other, whether it be consuming too much alcohol or misusing a prescription. However, there are many instances where

Dangerous Interaction: Medication and Substance Abuse

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: May 13, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 You may take medications for both physical and psychological ailments. But are you familiar with the dangerous interaction that medication and substance abuse can produce? You should know how alcohol and drugs impact the side effects, potency, and the overall

Are Parents to Blame for Prescription Drug Abuse?

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: April 18, 2020 Updated: April 17, 2020 When you’re raising teenagers, it can be difficult navigating the topics of substance abuse and peer pressure. For some parents, discussing these topics head-on seems like the best approach. They believe that having conversations will help inform their loved one

Xanax Addiction: A Growing Concern

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Xanax is a very strong prescription medication that is very easy to become addicted to. Once addiction to Xanax occurs it is going to be very tough to overcome with the professional help of an addiction treatment center.

Xanax Withdrawal Signs

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: December 22, 2019 Updated: March 1, 2021 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