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Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax withdrawal symptoms occur when you suddenly stop taking Xanax, a drug from the benzodiazepine class.   One of the most prescribed psycho-pharmaceutical medications, Xanax is typically used for the short-term treatment of anxiety disorders and panic disorders. Regrettably, all benzos have a strong potential for abuse, with tolerance quickly building, and addiction often following.…

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Understanding the Paradoxical Effect

The paradoxical effect occurs when a medication causes side effects in direct opposition to its intended outcome – an anti-nausea medication triggering sickness, for instance. Paradoxical drug reactions are commonplace among people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  The paradoxical effect of certain medications can also induce or aggravate a range of other conditions by delivering…

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How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

If you have been wondering “how does cognitive behavioral therapy work?”, this form of psychotherapy is proven effective for alleviating the symptoms of the following conditions: Depression Anxiety disorders Substance use disorders Alcohol use disorders Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Eating disorders Marital issues When effectively implemented, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you to recover…

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Substance Abuse and Homelessness

Substance Abuse and Homelessness For years, scientists, government agencies and others have been studying the link between substance abuse and homelessness. The two are directly related and studies reaffirm this. For example: substance abuse can lead to homelessness and vice versa. That’s probably no surprise to anyone, especially if you’ve seen celebrities struggle with addiction.…

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Signs Your Teen Suffers From Drug Addiction

Discerning whether your teen suffers from drug addiction can be challenging. Adolescence is normally accompanied by new emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Therefore, you might interpret your teen’s shift in behavior as typical adolescence while it is a result of drug addiction. You can find out if they are indeed using drugs by asking direct questions.…


Signs of Substance Abuse in Youth

Youth substance abuse can increase the likelihood of a teen developing an addiction to drink or drugs when they reach adulthood. Substance use disorder is becoming more prevalent in schools as shows and media demonstrate false glorification of the effects of drug usage. It’s important, though to make a distinction between the routine use of…


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…