Anxiety and Addiction

2 06, 2019

Klonopin vs Xanax – Which of These Anxiety Medications Put You More At Risk?

2019-06-06T19:47:57+00:00June 2nd, 2019|19 Comments

Klonopin vs. Xanax as treatment for anxiety are similarly ranked. They both have their pros and cons for helping people with various types of mood disorders. Klonopin vs Xanax – Which of These Anxiety Medications Put You More At Risk? Klonopin (Clonazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It relaxes the mind by effectively calming neurotransmitters. [...]

1 06, 2019

Ativan vs Xanax: The Duel No One is Winning

2019-06-06T19:47:39+00:00June 1st, 2019|14 Comments

SAMHSA has found that benzodiazepines in the U.S. are the most abused pharmaceutical drug. Two of the drugs in the “benzo” family are Ativan and Xanax. They are two types of benzodiazepine medications that are available for nearly the same conditions. They come with many of the same risks and users will often abuse [...]

7 01, 2018

How Trauma and Addiction are Connected

2019-01-25T23:55:53+00:00January 7th, 2018|0 Comments

The True Definition Of Trauma Unfortunately, trauma is a part of life. Research suggests that most people experience some kind of trauma even before they become an adult. Trauma is defined by the dictionary as “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” If you think of trauma in this way, you might consider anything that [...]

11 11, 2017

Reform Needed: How We Should Be Addressing Addiction Issues Among Veterans

2019-01-30T21:55:51+00:00November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.” ~ Charles B. Rangel Veterans of the U.S. military often face a higher risk of substance abuse and addiction. This is especially if they [...]

15 10, 2017

Depression, Addiction and Your Brain: How to Tackle a Co-Occurring Disorder

2019-01-31T00:00:49+00:00October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

“Addiction and depression are tough enough to deal with alone. Together their negative effects multiply. But the good news is that treatment that works on both issues can lead to good outcomes.” ~ Dr. David Sack, writing for PsychologyToday The difficulty of dealing with depression is indescribable. The seemingly impossible feat of overcoming addiction [...]

1 10, 2017

14 Interesting Facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder

2019-02-03T00:19:59+00:00October 1st, 2017|2 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects between 4-6% of Americans, according to the American Association of Family Physician. Another 10% to 20% will experience a mild version of SAD. Usually, children and teenagers don’t experience symptoms of SAD. It tends to affect women over the age of 20. SAD is a seasonal mood disorder relating [...]

13 07, 2017

Are People with Anxiety More Likely to Abuse Dangerous Substances?

2019-02-03T05:07:06+00:00July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

There are various types of anxiety disorders which makes up America’s most common mental illness. Studies show that 18% of adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic anxiety of some sort. Of those suffering from anxiety disorders, 20% abuse substances. It has been shown that there is a strong connection between anxiety and abusing dangerous [...]

7 07, 2017

How are Bipolar 2 and Addiction Related to Each Other

2019-02-03T05:11:23+00:00July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Bipolar 2 is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Incidentally, this condition is often related to addiction. The question many people want to know the answer to is, why? In order to understand why, it’s important to understand what Bipolar II disorder is. Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar [...]