Addiction Families Can’t Wait For Rock Bottom

Addiction: Families Can’t Wait for Rock Bottom

A long-standing and dangerous misconception surrounding substance abuse is that a person suffering from an addiction needs to hit an all-time low, or “rock bottom,” before he or she will fully recognize the severity of their situation and seek help. This is not only false, but potentially harmful and even fatal. Every addiction case is […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

In years past, mental health problems were treated with an “out of sight, out of mind” approach. People with mental health issues were often isolated from the world simply because others did not understand their conditions. Doctors at the time also lacked the necessary technology or resources to properly treat them. As a result, mental health […]

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The Dangerous Relationship Between Eating Disorders And Alcohol Abuse

Anorexia and bulimia are two of the most common eating disorders from which people suffer. However, every manifestation of each is different. There are now buzzwords to describe certain types of anorexia and bulimia. These include “Diabulimia” (diabetes combined with bulimia) and “Manorexia” (a term for anorexia in men). “Drunkorexia” is another such buzzword. It’s […]

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How Alcohol Abuse Affects Thyroid Function

Thousands of people in the United States suffer from thyroid issues. For most of them, an occasional alcoholic beverage isn’t an issue. Regular drinking and abuse, on the other hand, has potentially serious health effects. How Alcohol Abuse Affects The Thyroid An abundance of alcohol can depress the function of the thyroid gland and cause […]

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The Extreme Dangers Of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Withdrawal is a natural, if painful, part of drug addiction recovery. However, some withdrawal processes are much more dangerous than others – and benzodiazepine withdrawal is one of the most dangerous you can go through. If you are addicted to benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium, do not try to quit “cold turkey” and do not […]

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