The Risks of Using Benzodiazepines  

The Risks of Using Benzodiazepines  

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a class of medications often prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, and muscle tension. Benzos such as Xanax, Ativan, Valium and other anti-anxiety medication are designed for short-term use, usually a few weeks or months, since

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How Depression is Linked to Addiction

How Depression is Linked to Addiction

Depression is a mental illness that interferes with many aspects of a person’s life. Everyone has a bad day every now and then, but depression is more than that. Depression consumes a person’s perception of reality and distorts everything the

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Can Shopping Become an Addiction?

Can Shopping Become an Addiction?

Addiction is any habit that you continue to do even though it brings harmful consequences to you. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction. When an individual has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, his

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The Danger in Online Pharmacies

The Danger in Online Pharmacies

Many people are turning to online pharmacies to get medication. While online pharmacies are convenient for the consumer, many of them are illegal. These rogue pharmacies can be dangerous to the consumer. People who use online pharmacies for their medication

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How Nature Contributes to Addiction Recovery

How Nature Contributes to Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a debilitating and complicated disease that makes significant changes to a person’s physical and mental health. Often people who struggle with addiction also battle one or more mental health illnesses. Depression, anxiety, and PTSD can lead a person

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What Makes Cough Medicine Addictive?

What Makes Cough Medicine Addictive?

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an active ingredient found in most cough medicines and is used as a cough suppressant. DXM is a legal drug that can be purchased by anyone, including preteens in most states. Over-the-counter medications, such as Vicks, Robitussin,

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The Effects of Methamphetamine Use

The Effects of Methamphetamine Use

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, crystal meth, crystal, Crissy, Tina, crank, speed, shards, glass, and ice is a highly addictive stimulant drug that comes in the form of a powder and can be made into a pill or a shiny

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Characteristics of a Behavior Addiction

Characteristics of a Behavior Addiction

Similar to a drug or alcohol addiction, a behavior addiction is repeated without the ability to stop despite negative consequences. A behavior addiction is a psychological dependence on an activity such as work, exercise, compulsive gambling and shopping, sex, and

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6 Signs of an Internet Addiction

6 Signs of an Internet Addiction

Many people use the Internet on a daily basis for work, playing games, social media, and so much more. People shop online and make transactions on the Internet. When a person becomes addicted to the Internet, he or she has

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