Xanax Withdrawal Signs

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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 way to self-medicate their anxiety and stress. Others enjoy the high that can

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

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. “Between 1999 and 2010, overdose deaths from prescription painkillers increased more than 400

The Pain of Addiction: Self-Harm and Opioids

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 practice and are suspicious when people present with symptoms for which the doctors

What Is Substance Abuse?

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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, substance abuse is “a patterned use of a drug in which the user

Drug Effects on Family Relationships

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 typically leaves the individual incapable of maintaining normal relationships. This creates a crisis

How Pain Pill Addiction Can Sneak Up on Anyone

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 pain medications have no value, but patients with prescriptions for these drugs should

Young Adults and Heroin Addiction – An Evolution

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 one of the most deadly. Each year in the United States, thousands of

Going on Offense Against Painkiller Abuse in NFL

Eight former professional football players are at the center of a class action suit filed against the National Football League. They claim the NFL illegally provided them with prescription painkillers without regard for their health, creating long-term complications including opioid abuse and addiction. The suit was filed in San Francisco, with eight players named and

Rx Temptation in Your Medicine Cabinet

You can find a lot of news on prescription drugs these days, including opiate painkillers, the anti-anxiety meds known as benzodiazepines and drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The common elements among all of them: These prescription drugs can all be abused and they may all be in your house,