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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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recognizing clinical depression

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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There Is Hope With Anxiety Disorder Treatment Options

With an anxiety disorder being the most common mental illness in the United States, you or someone you love may feel the effects. For those who…

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SMART

SMART Recovery: What You Need to Know

If you (or someone you know and love) have a drug addiction, you will hit “rock bottom.” When that happens, the SMART Recovery program may look like a viable solution to your problem. But, at “rock bottom,” it’s difficult to make a decision that will impact the rest of your life as you know it.

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how to prevent relapse in recovery

How to Prevent Relapse While in Recovery

When you engaged in long-term abuse of alcohol or drugs you may have damaged brain function. These damaged brain cells will not resolve in the early stages of sobriety. This is one contributing factor to relapse.

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Family Member Support Guide – The Stages of Family Involvement in Recovery

To see a loved family member, whether it is a child, a parent or a sibling, go through the struggles of a substance use disorder is painful. It can be easy to avoid the situation or pretend it isn’t that bad, but ultimately for the successful recovery of this loved one it is important for family to confront the issue, encourage treatment and to play active and supportive roles in recovery.

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