Entries by Capo by The Sea

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Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms and Relief

Ativan, just as other benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium, is a drug that is great…until it isn’t. While these medications are intended for short-term relief of anxiety or insomnia, the fact is that they are so effective that it becomes very hard for someone to discontinue their use. Once someone experiences a good night’s sleep […]

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Alcoholism and Bipolar Disorder

Alcoholism and bipolar disorder are very common co-occurring disorders. When someone has both these disorders present then tend to have a more difficult time that if they had only one or the other disorder. Each disorder aggravates the other, so the bipolar disorder intensifies the need to self-medicate with alcohol, and the excessive alcohol consumption […]

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Tapering Off Opiates

With courage and grit, you are ready to begin the process of recovery from opiate dependency or addiction. The path to recovery begins with opiate detox, the critical first phase in taking back control over your life. When approaching opiate detox it is very important to understand the need for medical monitoring throughout the process. […]

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Increased Alcohol Intolerance with Age

Among the various changes adults experience as part of the normal aging process, alcohol intolerance may not even be considered. As we get older, other health and wellness concerns take the spotlight, with little thought given to the effects of alcohol. The fact is, however, that alcohol is processed differently in older adults, and can […]

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Oxymorphone—Opana Withdrawal Symptoms

Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone hydrochloride, is a powerful narcotic used to manage moderate to severe pain. As with other prescription opioids, Opana is a highly addictive drug. Even those patients who take Opana as prescribed can find themselves with an Opana dependency. This becomes evident when the prescription runs out and the Opana […]

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Shaking Hands Sign of Alcoholism

Introduction Alcoholism has a tendency to sneak up on a person. You may be a high functioning alcoholic who manages to sail through your days being productive and socially engaged without tipping off anyone that you struggle with alcohol abuse. But as sure as the sun comes out tomorrow, eventually alcoholism rears its ugly head […]

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Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Cold Turkey

Introduction Xanax (alprazolam) is one of the drugs in the benzodiazepine family, a fast-acting sedative that is wildly popular in the U.S. In fact, with an estimated 49 million Xanax prescriptions written in 2012, Xanax is the most prescribed benzodiazepine and the second most prescribed psychotropic drug in the country (after Vicodin). Xanax is intended […]