ambien withdrawal
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How to Manage Ambien Withdrawal

Chances are you or someone you know has an Ambien story to tell. This popular prescription sleep aid has become notorious for the unusual adverse effects it has on some people, including sleep-eating, sleep-driving, memory lapses, hallucinations,…
heavy drinking side effects
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Heavy Drinking Side Effects

If you or a loved one has a long-term alcohol use disorder you are probably well aware of the short-term adverse affects caused by alcohol abuse. These effects cut a wide swath through a person’s life, negatively impacting physical and mental…
xanax bars
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Addicted to Xanax Bars

The Dangers of Long Term Use of Xanax When struggling with the symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks finding relief with the aid of a medication like Xanax can be a godsend. Xanax is a sedative in the benzodiazepine class of drugs that is very…
quitting alcohol and depression
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When Quitting Alcohol and Depression Symptoms Increase

Imagine finally mustering up the conviction to stop drinking, only to find your depression symptoms worsen. Alcoholism and depression is a very common dual diagnosis. Individuals who struggle with alcoholism may develop depression as a result…
Vaping Really Bad For Your Health
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3-Part Series: Is Vaping Really Bad For Your Health? – Part 2

Criticisms of Vaping There are a number of criticisms of vaping. Many complain about the second hand vapor cloud. Often stating they can taste the flavor of the vapor second-hand. Health professionals say that if a vape user has the flu or…
Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis
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Importance of Genetic Testing in Dual Diagnosis

Prescribing Medications More Effectively Last week we breached the topic of genetic testing and how it can affect mental health treatments. This week we wanted to dive in a little deeper and zero in specifically on dual diagnosis. But what…
What Is Chemical Dependency

What Is Chemical Dependency

We hear plenty in the news about addiction, but what is chemical dependency? Most people are unaware of the distinction between drug and alcohol addiction and chemical dependency. In reality, it is possible to be addicted to a substance and…
alcohol use disorder
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Alcohol Use Disorder

Drinking Too Much Alcohol According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, about 21.5 million adult Americans battle with substance use disorder. About 80% of those who are struggling with substance abuse disorder are abusing alcohol.…
opioid addiction
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Opioid Addiction and Dependency Treatment Programs

Not All Opioid Addiction Rehabs Are The Same Getting over an opioid addiction isn't easy, of course, nothing good in life ever is. And, those who have recovered all agree on one thing; life without opioids is much better, aka; good. Why is…
Marijuana Use and Mental Health

High THC Marijuana Use and Mental Health Issues

Understanding High THC in Marijuana Back in the 60s smoking weed was quite popular. There was something of a cultural revolution going on. Most of the folks that smoked pot back then eventually grew out of it and went on to have families and…