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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

If a member of your family has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, there is help available. And while your family member may be doing all they can to stay sober, there is the possibility of what is known as Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).

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MDMA Ecstasy Addiction

Is Ecstasy addictive? Myths and Facts

The drug known as “ecstasy” has spread throughout the party and rave circuit to affect tens of thousands of people worldwide. But what exactly is the drug? What can it do to a human’s body and mind? Finally, and most importantly: Is ecstasy addictive?

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Xanax Addiction: The Risks & Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

What Are Signs of Xanax Addiction?

There are physical and psychological signs of Xanax addiction. First of all, Xanax is prescribed for a number of issues — mainly anxiety. However, it also works for agitation, seizures, mania, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, and insomnia.

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The Correlation Between Depression and Substance Abuse

According to the NIMH, as of 2014, almost 8 million people in the United States had a mental illness (like depression) along with a substance abuse problem…

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Anxiety and Substance Abuse: A Guide to Understanding the Relationship

Almost 20 percent of Americans have some type of anxiety. Along with those who have anxiety, some people have co-occurring disorders. These include substance abuse…

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How to Deal with Depression

While awareness about mental health continues to grow, many people continue to suffer in silence. Currently, more than 16.1 million American adults live with major depressive…

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A Comprehensive Guide to ADHD and Treatment Options

Some people are under the misconception that ADHD is a children’s disorder. Yet, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder found in both…

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A Guide to PTSD and PTSD Treatment Options

With approximately one in 11 people in the United States with some form of PTSD, you probably know or have known someone with this disorder. In fact, though it was…

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