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Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms: List of Symptoms

This is the second article of the five-part series Benzodiazepines: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. Read part one, Benzodiazepine Addiction: Causes and Treatment. Xanax is a benzodiazepine with high potency, and it’s one of the most commonly prescribed and abused benzodiazepines. While all benzos generally produce the same effects and have the same withdrawal symptoms, …

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Benzodiazepine Addiction Causes and Treatment

Benzodiazepine Addiction: Causes and Treatment

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that slow the central nervous system to produce a sense of calm and well-being. Often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, benzodiazepines include drugs like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and Librium. Benzos work by increasing levels of the brain chemical GABA, which inhibits nerve transmissions in the brain to …

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Benzo Buddies Support Groups

Benzo Buddies Support Groups: Do They Help or Hurt?

This is the final article of the five-part series Benzodiazepines: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. Read part four, Relapse Prevention During Klonopin Withdrawal. Benzo Buddies is a popular online support group for people going through benzo withdrawal. But while many people find Benzo Buddies helpful, others have found it and similar websites to be more …

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Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy: Fortify Your Recovery With Good Nutrition

From alcohol to opioids, substance abuse takes a two-fold toll on the body. First, the substance itself causes damage; alcohol damages the liver, for example, and opiates such as oxycodone can damage the gastrointestinal system. Continued substance abuse causes increasing health problems in many individuals as the need for drugs or alcohol consumes more energy …

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Detox and Withdrawal - Roots Through Recovery

Detox and Withdrawal: How Long?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, individuals who participate in residential or outpatient treatment programs are most successful when that treatment lasts for 90 days or more. Determining how long to detox includes program intake, detoxification and then a variety of therapies and counseling sessions that may incorporate medical care, career development training, relapse prevention …

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Sober Networking

Building Your Support Network While in College

Recovering from an addiction is challenging, especially early on, when developing new lifestyle habits and learning new skills for coping with triggers like stress and cravings. A strong support network is one of the pillars of successful recovery, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and this is particularly true for college students …

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Diagnostic Drawing Series

Art Therapy: the Diagnostic Drawing Series DDS

Art therapy has been used in psychology, counseling and physical therapy and works among individuals in any age group. This treatment has been successful among children, adolescents/teens and adults in a number of therapeutic sessions ranging from individual to group or community settings. One part of art therapy is the Diagnostic Drawing Series, or DDS. …

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Eliminate Family Shame

Eliminate Family Shame to Help a Loved One

Treatment for a substance use disorder has many facets to it, including rebuilding family relationships during addiction recovery. Addiction is a complex illness, and it affects many different aspects of a person’s life. One area that is likely to have taken a major hit is the relationship between the person suffering from a substance use …

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