Signs of Benzo Abuse

Common Signs of Benzo Abuse

For people diagnosed with anxiety or another mental illness, benzodiazepines may be a short-term treatment. Doctors have prescribed drugs including Xanax, Librium, Valium, and Ativan to treat more severe anxiety symptoms. However, used over a long period of time, benzos can become addictive. While benzo abuse is a growing problem in the United States, addiction…

The Dangers of Addiction to Pain Pills

Abuse of prescription medications is prevalent in the United States today. It’s essential to be aware of the symptoms that someone you care about may be abusing pills. Unfortunately, addiction to pain pills and other medications often happens by accident. Blaming someone for their addiction never helps resolve the issue. What matters is convincing someone…

Healthy Ways for Processing Trauma

It’s said that nearly 70% of Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Trauma can touch anyone, regardless of background, financial status, or age. For those processing traumas alone, the result can often be an overwhelming sense of helplessness that is crippling and, if left untreated, dangerous. If you or someone…

Physical Effects of Anxiety on Your Body

Most people think of the effects of anxiety as divorced from their body’s physical health. But the truth is physical and mental health are inextricably connected. Changes to your physical health will affect your mental health, and changes to your mental health will affect your physical health. Everyone experiences anxiety occasionally, but extended bouts with…

What Is MAT?

Substance use disorders affect millions of people across the United States. Addiction can lead to job loss, ruined relationships, and a variety of health conditions, including overdoses. If you are battling drug or alcohol addiction, a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program might be the right choice for you. MAT can help you on your path to…