ativan withdrawal
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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…
Tapering Off Opiates
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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…
Executive Rehab
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Executive Rehab for Alcohol and Drug Dependency

No matter how successful you are in life it can all be undone by a substance use disorder. Professionals who have worked hard to reach a certain level of career success have probably endured a heavy stress load. After all, success doesn’t…
Alcohol Intolerance
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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…
relationships after rehab
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Do Relationships Get Better after Rehab

One of the most tragic outcomes of active addiction is the damage it does to your primary relationships, especially the one with your partner or spouse. Addiction can take a serious toll on a couple, leaving a long trail of broken promises,…
why do alcoholics shake
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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.…
xanax withdrawal symptoms cold turkey
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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…
Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis
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The Dangers of Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease of the liver that can be caused by chronic alcoholism. As the liver attempts to repair itself, after exposure to alcohol consumption, scar tissue forms. Over time, this scarring within the liver can ultimately lead to…
Coronavirus and Addiction Recovery
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Coronavirus and Addiction Recovery

It may seem counterintuitive, but the coronavirus might just be the catalyst for many to finally take that step towards getting help. It is easy to be in denial about having a problem with drugs or alcohol during the usual busyness of life.…
How to Beat Alcoholism
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How to Beat Alcoholism and Live Your Best Life

Oh, if only there was a magic pill one could take and be done with alcoholism for good. Since there is currently no such miracle pill on the market, beating alcoholism remains a daily challenge for even the most dedicated to overcoming it. You…