COVID-19 Mental Health Strain Connection to Xanax Abuse

Xanax is the most famous brand name anxiety drug as also branded as alprazolam, a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines, also commonly referred to as benzos, are a family of drugs including Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan. If the name Xanax sounds familiar, that’s not surprising. Xanax is the most widely prescribed psychiatric medication in the US, and it’s…

woman talking with therapist in outpatient rehab

What is Outpatient Rehab?

Addiction treatment can be cleaved into two main delivery methods:  Inpatient or residential rehab Outpatient rehab Most severe alcohol use disorders and substance use disorders benefit from residential treatment. Around-the-clock medical care and medications available help to streamline the detox and withdrawal process.  Not everyone grappling with drink or drugs has a severe addiction, though,…

patient learning the risk factors for substance abuse

3 Risk Factors for Substance Abuse

When it comes to overcoming addiction, understanding the risk factors for substance abuse and why some people are more susceptible to these problems can give you a better understanding of you or your loved one’s situation.  Research has found that while anyone can develop a drug addiction, several factors increase someone’s risk of developing a…

outpatient sign making you wonder what is iop

What Is IOP?

An IOP or intensive outpatient program is a form of outpatient rehab proven effective for treating mild substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. For most moderate or severe addictions, residential rehab, also known as inpatient treatment, is typically the most effective delivery method for treatment. This also applies when you need medical detox, or…

therapist supporting a man as he explains what is cognitive behavioral therapy

What’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

If you are looking into addiction treatment options for you or your loved one you may have come across various types of therapy and may be asking yourself “What is cognitive behavioral therapy?” Let’s take a closer look at this form of addiction and mental health treatment that is considered one of the most common…