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  • Xanax Abuse

    Xanax Abuse

    What Is Xanax? Even people who take the medication exactly as prescribed can become addicted to it without realizing it. ...

    ... that can last for 3-4 days. Xanax addiction is a widespread problem and affects the lives of numerous adults. Because the addiction develops over time, it may take some time before you even realize that you have a ... Learn more

  • How to Help an Alprazolam Addict

    Help for Alprazolam Addicts Alprazolam, marketed under the brand name Xanax , is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and panic ...

    ... free of Xanax. Leaving treatment after detox can halt your progress in its tracks and leave you ... ? Do you use alprazolam when you first wake up or before you go to bed? Do you avoid people because they ... Learn more

  • Xanax History and Statistics

    Xanax History and Statistics

    Xanax is the well-known brand name for alprazolam . This medication belongs to a class of sedative and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs called ...

    ... doctors gradually reduce a patient's dose over time before directing them to stop taking it altogether. In users ... of this drug is diverted to illicit use. Xanax and the Law In the US, alprazolam is available by ... Learn more

  • Xanax Overdose Symptoms, Signs & Treatment

    Xanax Overdose Symptoms, Signs & Treatment

    What is Xanax? Xanax, also known generically as alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine medication commonly prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and ...

    ... after the drug is ingested 2 . Compared with many other drugs, Xanax is relatively fast-acting. Shortly after ... up a tolerance to Xanax, it needs more and more of the drug to have the same effect as before 4 . If this ... Learn more

  • Xanax Withdrawal

    Xanax Withdrawal

    Xanax is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines . These frequently prescribed medications are used to treat a range of physical and mental ...

    ... after last use and continue for two months 6 . There may be few externally observable signs of Xanax ... and any previous history with withdrawal, the individual may be first switched to a long-acting benzo before ... Learn more

  • The Side Effects of Xanax Use

    The Side Effects of Xanax Use

    What Is Xanax? Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a powerful benzodiazepine drug that is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders by ...

    ... before stopping or decreasing Xanax use ... after assessment should be detoxification if you are dependent on the drug. Supervised medical detox is extremely important for Xanax-dependent individuals due to seizure risk and ... Learn more

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  • Getting Help for Xanax Addiction

    Getting Help for Xanax Addiction

    What is Xanax? Xanax is a benzodiazepine that comes in either tablet or capsule form. It's used to manage anxiety and panic disorders. Sometimes ...

    What is Xanax? Xanax is a benzodiazepine that comes in either tablet or capsule form. It's used to manage anxiety and panic disorders. Sometimes called “purple footballs,” “bars” or “Z-bars,” this drug can cause a ... Learn more

  • Alprazolam Abuse

    Alprazolam Abuse

    What Is Alprazolam? Though alprazolam is effective in medical settings, it can create an addictive “high” that can lead to ...

    ... of the next benzodiazepine. Learn more at our Xanax History and Statistics page. Teen Alprazolam Abuse Prevention is recommended to stop use before it can begin. Consider: Having an honest conversation ... Learn more

  • Xanax Addiction Treatment

    Xanax Addiction Treatment

    Xanax Addiction is widespread! The more common a drug becomes the greater chance it has at becoming abused by the general public. Xanax is a ...

    ... of for repeated drug abusers. When taking Xanax for extended periods of time, the body builds up a tolerance to the drug and will eventually need the drug to sustain a normal function. After only 8 to 9 weeks, the body ... Learn more

  • Snorting Xanax (Alprazolam): Side Effects & Dangers

    What Does Snorting Xanax Do? Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a prescription sedative medication that falls into the class of drugs known as ...

    ... on different factors, such as a person's health and body weight. A person may experience an overdose even after one use. Combining Xanax with other prescription drugs, such as opioids or opiates , or using ... Learn more

  • Why Is Xanax So Addictive?

    Why Is Xanax So Addictive?

    Xanax, also known by its generic name alprazolam, belongs to a class of prescription drugs called benzodiazepines. For some people, Xanax can ...

    ... you? Do you ever put yourself in risky situations while using Xanax? Do you continue to use even after experiencing emotional symptoms like depression, anxiety, and/or mood swings? Do you need more of the drug to ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Alprazolam Use

    The Effects of Alprazolam Use

    Is Alprazolam Harmful? Stop suffering. Learn how treatment can help. Alprazolam (trade name: Xanax) is a sedative drug in the ...

    ... and panic disorders because it begins to relieve their anxious feelings and settle their minds soon after ... drugs or alcohol. For example, combining alcohol and Xanax can result in serious health conditions like coma ... Learn more

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    We've come a long way, baby. Fewer Americans than ever before are smoking cigarettes, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting ...

    ... are private establishments, tobacco shops, parking lots and cigar/hookah bars that were established before January 2015. City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell created the bill after being moved by the story of Mervin Lewis ... Learn more

  • Xanax Turned My Life Upside Down

    “It's the worst mistake I've ever made. I wish I had never gotten that prescription filled.” That's the regret Kelly says sums up her ...

    ... before the medication, but was definitely not happy about where her life was going while on the pills, either. Life on the Slippery Slope After two months on Xanax ... is temporary relief and a painful withdrawal in ... Learn more

  • A Straight Story on the Real Dangers of Xanax

    “Yeah, I was feeling uptight before he was about to pick me up for our date, so I popped a Xanax,” said my friend. I cringed. It seemed ...

    ... pal had been drinking on her date - drinking after she took Xanax. I hate to be the buzz kill of the ... 's so easy to fly under the radar. But Xanax is addictive and it's dangerous, especially when mixed with alcohol. If ... Learn more

  • Is Your Neighborhood Making You Sick?

    Is Your Neighborhood Making You Sick?

    I used to live in a neighborhood blanketed in liquor stores, dive bars, and convenience stores that sold beer until two in the morning - even on ...

    ... out the sound. I walked in weird routes to avoid bars and liquor stores . I avoided anyone who drank or used ... expensive and require a commute back and forth to work. I thought about a million trivial details before I ... Learn more

  • 5 Tips Guaranteed to Help You Handle Your Triggers

    I can hear the sirens blasting through my neighborhood, and it reminds me of when they were taking me away to the hospital after I passed out ...

    ... to the hospital after I passed out drunk on a city street. I put my head under the covers and pull my cat ... a dive bar. I also used my triggers to figure out that, if I had the urge to take a Xanax before hanging out ... Learn more

  • Concurrent Alcohol and Xanax Abuse

    Facts on Alcohol and Xanax Alprazolam (brand name Xanax) is an anxiolytic prescription medication. Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic ...

    ... using the other. Find out how to help a Xanax addict . How Long after Taking Xanax Can I Drink? The period of time after consuming Xanax and then being able to consume alcohol depends on different variables ... Learn more

  • Clonazepam Abuse

    Clonazepam Abuse

    Introduction to Clonazepam Abuse A person can form a physical dependence on the drug in a short amount of time, even when ...

    ... prescribed benzodiazepine in the US, behind alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan). These medications have very ... sign of addiction is the onset of withdrawal symptoms after ceasing use of the drug for a period of ... Learn more

  • Released from Prison…and Still Addicted

    There are over 2.3 million people in American prisons and jails, making the U.S. the most heavily incarcerated country in the world. More than 65 ...

    ... with few treatment options while behind bars. As a result, these men and women are released back into society ... Now, nearly 15 years after implementation, Portugal is seemingly faring better than it did before. In fact, it ... Learn more

  • A Dangerous Trio: Skipping Dinner, Binge Drinking and Overeating

    In today's culture, binge drinking is becoming more and more prevalent. This is especially true on college campuses, where a lot of partying takes ...

    ... a lot of partying takes place and many students spend their nights at clubs and bars, rather than in the dorm ... before a meal - stimulates appetite and heightens activity throughout brain regions that mediate reward and ... Learn more

  • The Use and Abuse of Date Rape Drugs

    Although Bill Cosby has been making headlines for his alleged use of date rape drugs, sexual assault cases involving these substances have been ...

    ... instances, people are able to spot these questionable substances before ingesting them. Abusing Date Rape Drugs Let's ... in approximately twenty to thirty minutes after taking the drug and may last for up to twelve ... Learn more

  • Vivitrol's New and Controversial Role in Prisons

    When I was in prison, the majority of inmates struggled with substance abuse. And because the prison system did very little (if anything at all) to ...

    ... s manufacturer, and they have agreed to provide the first injection between two and seven days before an inmate' ... shots after release. But in some cases, newly released inmates can't get approved for Medicaid and struggle ... Learn more

  • Drugs in the News

    In a world grappling with issues of substance use and abuse, drugs are bound to see their days in the spotlight of our 24-hour news cycle. ...

    ... Xanax — among other prescriptions — and used it to drug and murder his wife and son before hanging himself. Anna Nicole Smith and ... the drug — and its consequences — into the American living room week after week. It's ... Learn more

  • Ecstasy and MDMA Overdose

    Commonly used at bars and parties, club drugs are especially popular among teenagers and young adults. MDMA , a synthetic amphetamine drug also ...

    ... beginning 20-60 minutes later. Effects often peak after about 90 minutes and last 4-8 hours 2 . Classified as ... are good you need drug detox services before considering treatment. Usually available on an inpatient ... Learn more

  • Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms and Getting Treatment

    Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms and Getting Treatment

    What Is Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are central nervous system depressants commonly prescribed to manage a variety of ...

    ... potentially fatal overdose . Between 2003 and 2009, the number of deaths due to Xanax, a popular benzodiazepine, increased by ... anxiety and insomnia at a level of intensity similar to what was experienced before starting ... Learn more

  • Drugs A-Z

    What is Acamprosate? Acamprosate is thought to help recovering alcoholics stay sober balancing inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmission. ...

    ... a hypnotic (i.e., sleeping aid) and for sedation before surgery. What is Percocet? Percocet is a ... potent narcotic analgesic. It is commonly used in or after an operative setting, such as during anesthesia or in ... Learn more

  • Detox Types and Options

    Detox Types and Options

    Formal detox is often the first and one of the most important steps in the drug addiction recovery process, as a person may better benefit from ...

    ... benefit from the efforts of counseling and therapy after first being physically stabilized. According to ... insurance company to learn what your individual plan covers before making a decision. You can then acquire a list ... Learn more

  • Klonopin Overdose

    Klonopin Overdose

    What is Klonopin? Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed medications that treat several physical and mental health issues. 1 Clonazepam, often ...

    ... when the drug is present and experiences withdrawal symptoms when the drug is removed. 7 In fact, after only 2 weeks of ... they will likely undergo a psychiatric evaluation before leaving the hospital. If the individual ... Learn more

  • Mixing Alcohol with Drugs

    Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs or illicit drugs (known as polysubstance use), can have dangerous health effects that many people may not ...

    ... Xanax—can result in over-sedation similar to the combination of opioids and alcohol, and dangerously slowed breathing and ... in the recovery process, including before, during, and after treatment. 12, 16 Aftercare ... Learn more

  • Are Benzos Overprescribed?

    We are an anxious nation. A whopping 40 million American adults are affected by anxiety disorders; that's 18 percent of the adult population! With ...

    ... were before they started taking benzos. Now they are dealing with side effects of benzo addiction and withdrawal , ... always followed. Doctors may even increase the dosage after a couple of weeks as tolerance levels are ... Learn more

  • A Sober Bridesmaid Reflects on Her Sister’s Bachelorette Weekend

    “Is it really my job to wash the vomit out of your hair?” Jeana swore under her breath as her sister's drunk bridesmaids took turns puking. ...

    ... bar with her sister and a group of bridesmaids was a far cry from where Jeana was just six months ago. Before ... out of college as a freshman after heroin took over her life. She was 23 now, and it felt like she was waking ... Learn more

  • Life After Prison: 6 Things I Love About My Sobriety

    6 years ago, my life hit rock bottom: my parents unexpectedly got divorced, I hated my job (especially my “Boss from Hell”), and my live-in ...

    ... I'm happiest when I'm busy and feeling productive. But I found after having a glass or two (or ... and I've found that not once have I missed sitting on a bar stool with a bunch of strangers. Attitude is Everything Before ... Learn more

  • 7 “Rock-Bottom” Myths and the Truth Behind Them

    Of all the popular addiction catchphrases, one has completely saturated the fabric of society and taken on a life of its own. That phrase is ...

    ... Myth #5: There's No Hope for Recovery After This Point Another popular rock-bottom myth is that ... when there are more recovery tools and therapy options available to us than ever before. 2 Cutting-edge research in this ... Learn more

  • LSD Overdose

    LSD is a hallucinogen drug capable of altering thoughts and perceptions in those who use it, including pseudo-hallucinations and ...

    ... LSD that it kills them. It is not like heroin, Xanax, or even alcohol in that there is no known lethal ... to LSD, and a person who abuses it must use more and more of it to achieve the same high as before. Given how ... Learn more

  • Six Colossal Drug Abuse Meltdowns and How to Spot the Warning Signs

    It's no mystery that celebrities, as well as the everyday Joe, can have problems with drugs. Because celebrities are in the limelight, though, we ...

    ... expensive bottles of champagne that she took from the bar's kitchen, and he expected her to pay for it. According ... her home, got Britney time in a psychiatric ward after a jury discovered that she regularly took thirty or ... Learn more

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  • Shocking Report: Bars and Liquor Stores Impact Suicide Rates

    Suicide is tragic no matter what the circumstances. When compared to the general population, however, reports indicate the heartbreaking act is a ...

    ... why many suicide attempts occur during or shortly after binge drinking sessions. Alcohol Availability A recent ... alcohol-related suicides to larger numbers of bars and liquor stores in their community. Researchers ... Learn more

  • Methadone Maintenance is Finding Success Behind Bars

    According to data from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, approximately 2.3 million Americans ...

    ... . In fact, this may be the first real step toward addressing the relationship between opiate addiction, criminality and the combined effect both can have on an already overpopulated prison system. While some may claim ... Learn more

  • A Response to Hooked In Wisconsin

    A Response to Hooked In Wisconsin

    “I don't want to be here. I don't want this to be my life,” Sarah Bear says from the Marathon County Jail. Currently serving two years behind ...

    ... the Marathon County Jail. Currently serving two years behind bars, she is one of 10 people interviewed by USA ... to warehouse individuals for a period of time and release them after their debt to society has been paid. ... Learn more

  • Are These Moms Handing Their Kids Over to the Justice System?

    Are These Moms Handing Their Kids Over to the Justice System?

    During the four years I spent behind bars, I encountered hundreds of women - all with a unique personal story and background. I remember wondering ...

    ... research examined the correlation between a parent's substance abuse history and whether or not their children ended up behind bars. This study , published in the Research Society on Alcoholism, investigated ... Learn more

  • State Sentencing: How Drug Sentencing Varies Across the U.S.

    State Sentencing: How Drug Sentencing Varies Across the U.S.

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    ... of sentences for each substance] [Hover over the bars above to expose the % of sentences for each ... but not convicted. Petty offenses, such as Class B and C misdemeanors, were not included in the commission's ... Learn more

  • 6 Common Sense Tips to Avoid Alcoholism

    Our society is soaked in alcohol. So many activities are drenched with it. This can make it tough to cut back, and easy to overdo it. The good ...

    ... with it. This can make it tough to cut back, and easy to overdo it. The good news is, you can ... , Nathan found himself drinking. He figured this was pretty normal. After all, isn't it a common theme to turn to alcohol ... Learn more

  • Pay Attention: 7 Red Flags of a Xanax Overdose

    Shannon was feeling even more anxious than usual, so she picked up her Xanax bottle and popped an extra pill. The doctor said to take it only as ...

    ... breathing entirely. Stay Alert, Save a Life The threat of overdose is more common than you think. Xanax and other benzodiazepines were involved in 31 percent of all overdose deaths in 2013. If someone you know ... Learn more

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    ... use in order to get more pills in Diamond Bar, California. They may claim that the pharmacist shorted ... of energy to continuously come up with reasons such as these, and goes to show how exhausting it must be to be ruled by ... Learn more

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    When it comes to driving under the influence of substances that aren't alcohol, marijuana is the biggest concern for many Americans. Colorado has ...

    ... the main substances plaguing drivers on the state's highways and byways. Believe it or not, Xanax now far surpasses marijuana as a leading cause of DUI. Benzos and Driving are a Bad Combo Data compiled by the ... Learn more

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    Data on drug seizures at the U.S. border indicate an alarming volume of trafficking taking place in recent years. Since 2009, heroin seizures at ...

    ... at the southwestern border have almost tripled, while meth seizures quintupled through 2014. Worse yet, cocaine and marijuana remain two of the most commonly seized drugs along our southern borders, equating to millions ... Learn more

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    Infographic: Tramadol Timeline

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    ... however, it has become a drug of abuse with an acknowledged addictive potential. Concerns over tramadol abuse and addiction have risen sharply in recent years. View the infographic below to see how tramadol moved from ... Learn more

  • Anxious About Anxiety: Why We Reach for Xanax

    We're an anxious nation. According to data from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in ...

    ... are written each year. Since it initially gives people the warm and fuzzies, blocking our ability to feel and process difficult emotions, Xanax is extremely addictive and often abused. In fact, by 2010, over 125,000 ... Learn more

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  • Fake Xanax is Here…And It’s Deadly

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  • Xanax Overdose, Risks and How Much it Costs

    Xanax Overdose, Risks and How Much it Costs

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    ... of community support are a great option and often utilized both during and after structured rehabilitation programs, attention should be paid to your withdrawal risks. Xanax withdrawal can be dangerous if doing it ... Learn more

  • Is There Ever a Good Time to Use Benzos?

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    The State Of Alcohol In America

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  • Benzo Epidemic: A Killer Hiding in the Shadow of Opioids

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  • Drug Guide for Parents

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  • 5 Reasons Driving on Benzos is Just a Bad Idea

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  • Klonopin History and Statistics

    Klonopin History and Statistics

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  • Exploring The Dangers of Benzodiazepines

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

    For some time now, the abuse of illicit substances such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin has been a persistent national problem. ...

    ... such as alprazolam (Xanax), and, lastly, stimulants such as dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin). ... ) Prescription Anxiety Medication - As mentioned before, the GABA modifying effects of the ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Clonazepam Addict

    How to Help a Clonazepam Addict

    Help for Clonazepam Addicts Clonazepam (brand name: Klonopin ) is a prescription tranquilizer used to treat seizures and panic ...

    ... they did not have to face before the addiction started: Problems sustaining attention ... completely escape your current environment in which you are using and put all of your energy into recovery, then an inpatient ... Learn more

  • Progressive Ways Some States Are Reducing Nonviolent Drug Offender Incarcerations

    The United States has some of the highest incarceration rates in the world. In 2008 alone, the United States had placed one out of every 48 working ...

    ... States had placed one out of every 48 working men behind bars; that's a lot of people to support with tax money ... nonviolent drug offenders in drug abuse treatment programs and out of prisons. At the same time, Michigan ... Learn more

  • Drug Addiction is Killing a Huge Number of Inmates

    It's common knowledge that a vast majority of the U.S. prison population is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Despite having months, ...

    ... felony to a misdemeanor. Approximately 10,000 inmates across the state can now ask for sentencing and many behind bars in county jail would be able to be released immediately. Although prisons have a responsibility to ... Learn more

  • Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in New Mexico

    For far too many New Mexicans, addiction to drugs or alcohol is a daily struggle. The toll that substance abuse can take is physically, ...

    ... Xanax. 4 Another concerning issue in New Mexico is the prevalence of alcohol and drug use amongst the younger generations. In 2015, 20% of high school students reported drinking alcohol for the first time before they ... Learn more

  • Am I Addicted to Klonopin? How Can I Quit Safely?

    Klonopin is a brand name for the drug clonazepam . It's a benzodiazepine that affects the way chemicals in the brain work. It helps reduce ...

    ... your body no longer needs it. The amount you take will be determined partially by how you respond to the taper and how much you currently take. A direct taper will normally allow you to cut down on your dosage by 10 ... Learn more

  • Let’s Play: How Much Do You Really Know About Drug Schedules?

    Have you ever heard someone mention a Schedule I or Schedule II Controlled Substance? Most of us have seen these labels, but what exactly do they ...

    ... used before surgery) Schedule IV Drugs classified under Schedule IV have low potential for abuse and low ... treatment of insomnia) Xanax/Alprazolam (used for treatment of anxiety and panic disorders) Valium ... Learn more

  • Concurrent Alcohol and Alprazolam Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol and Alprazolam Abuse

    Alprazolam, more commonly known by the brand name Xanax , is an anti-anxiety and panic disorder medication. Alprazolam is part of a class of ...

    ... provide the immersive care required by those suffering from severe concurrent addictions to drugs like alcohol and Xanax. Group counseling : Recovering addicts meet with a mental health professional in a group session ... Learn more

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Drug Abuse

    Medication-Assisted Treatment for Drug Abuse

    Many people believe that using medication in the treatment of substance use disorders is trading one addiction for another. However, according ...

    ... What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Addiction and the recovery process are commonly marked by strong cravings to use even after successful completion of detox and treatment. These cravings, a normal occurrence ... Learn more

  • Drugs and Devotion

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Why do some people seem compelled to experiment and others live their entire lives without ever ...

    ... and blue lines) on the right Y-axis and the difference between the religious and nonreligious rates (purple bars ... crack cocaine and heroin: On, average, believers who try these drugs do so 3.1 years after nonbelievers. ... Learn more

  • Gay Addiction Treatment Centers

    Gay Addiction Treatment Centers

    Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is becoming increasingly specialized. Treatment designs have been evolving as a result of numerous studies ...

    ... bars and clubs - potentially places of heightened alcohol and drug use. Potential frequent engagement in substance use and ... sensitive aftercare plans and continued recovery support groups after leaving the treatment ... Learn more

  • The Effects of Clonazepam Use

    The Effects of Clonazepam Use

    What is Clonazepam? Clonazepam, commonly known by its brand name Klonopin, is a prescription medication commonly used for its anti-anxiety and ...

    ... This group includes substances like: Alprazolam (Xanax). Lorazepam (Ativan). Diazepam (Valium). ... as mood swings, hallucinations, and depression. Addiction Treatment After detox is complete, patients ... Learn more

  • Alcohol is Addictive… But is it Also Contagious?

    A quick choice to consume alcohol doesn't just affect you - it may also affect those around you, particularly in social situations. New research ...

    ... assignment. Menus were distributed to the group, listing both alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices. And as a distraction, all participants played bar games while enough time passed for two rounds of drinks. Researchers ... Learn more

  • Asking Yourself: Am I Addicted Benzos?

    If you think you might be addicted to benzodiazepines, you're certainly not alone. In 2011, an estimated 61,000 Americans sought treatment for ...

    ... benzo medications are Xanax and Ativan . Despite their popularity and dose frequency, Xanax and Ativan were never ... withdrawal symptoms manifest somewhere between two and four days after the last use. In addition, ... Learn more

  • Has Kombucha Gotten a Bad Rap?

    Has Kombucha Gotten a Bad Rap?

    Often touted as a miracle elixir, Kombucha offers a plethora of health benefits. For those who don't know, Kombucha is a fermented beverage made ...

    ... Vinegar Mouthwash Sugarless gum Protein bars Vitamins Ripe fruit Chewing tobacco ... fear within me. I took the group's advice to be vigilant, and I avoided any trace of it. I stopped using mouthwash; I wouldn' ... Learn more

  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ketamine Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol and Ketamine Abuse

    About Alcohol and Ketamine Ketamine (also called Special K, Kit-kat, Vitamin K, Super Acid and, simply, K) is a dissociative anesthetic ...

    ... after use. Symptoms of psychosis. Depression. Seizures. Coma. Death. How can alcohol and ... in groups at raves, outdoor concerts, bars, house parties, and other large-scale recreational events popular among ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Klonopin Addict

    How to Help a Klonopin Addict

    Klonopin (clonazepam) is a sedative hypnotic drug of the benzodiazepine class. While it is effective for the short-term treatment of anxiety, ...

    ... do, get medical help as soon as possible. Is your use of this and/or other drugs Klonopin affecting your marriage, family, studies, or work ? Call Our ... Vicodin Xanax Zolpidem Learn more

  • Klonopin Abuse

    An Introduction to Klonopin Klonopin is a prescription sedative medication useful as an anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant drug. Doctors ...

    ... Delayed and slowed reaction time. Trouble remembering things that occurred after use ... -most prescribed benzodiazepine in the United States-behind Xanax and Ativan. Consider these statistics from the Drug Enforcement ... Learn more

  • This is Your Brain…When You Blackout on Alcohol

    If you've ever found yourself in the situation where you wake up the next morning without a clue of how you got home, you might have experienced a ...

    ... over your friends or falling off your stool at the bar, right away at least. You may be panicked about how ... slower and you process alcohol at a slower rate than your male counterpart. So think twice before challenging ... Learn more

  • Let’s Talk Genetics and the “Morning After

    It's true - hangovers are just plain awful. But new research has found that those who are genetically predisposed to alcoholism may actually hold ...

    ... appears that people who are predisposed to develop problem drinking are no more susceptible to developing a hangover after a night of alcohol than people who aren't predisposed. However, we found that such people appear ... Learn more

  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Bridgeton, NJ

    which_city: bridgeton-nj; h1: Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Bridgeton, NJ; intro: Alcohol abuse is a struggle for many ...

    ... 1 While many people mistakenly refer to “alcohol abuse” and “dependence” as the same thing, they are separate ... an unpleasant withdrawal syndrome at some point after your last drink. If your alcohol dependence ... Learn more

  • How to Help a Tussionex Addict

    How to Help a Tussionex Addict

    Tussionex is a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid painkiller and cough suppressant, and chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine which eases allergy ...

    ... someone doesn't have to reach rock bottom before making a commitment to change and seeking treatment. Approaching someone about an addiction ... Valium Vicodin Xanax Zolpidem Find ... Learn more

  • 10 Years of Meth Lab Explosions

    You've probably heard about the dangers of methamphetamine - an addictive stimulant drug used by 569,000 people in the U.S. in 2014. Meth ravages ...

    ... drug used by 569,000 people in the U.S. in 2014. Meth ravages the bodies of the people who use it, and long-term use can lead to a host of health issues: confusion, anxiety, insomnia, mood problems, violent behavior ... Learn more

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Ryan Kelley is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician and the former managing editor of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). During his time at JEMS, Ryan developed Mobile Integrated Healthcare in Action, a series of in-depth articles on Community Paramedicine programs across the country that go beyond transporting patients to emergency rooms and connects specific patients, such as repeat system users, the homeless and others with behavioral health issues and substance use disorders, to definitive long-term care and treatment. In his current capacity as Medical Editor for American Addiction Centers, Ryan works to provide accurate, authoritative information to those seeking help for substance abuse and behavioral health issues.

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