For anyone who regularly takes an addictive substance, it is incredibly difficult to overcome the compulsion to continue. Many people have fallen foul of an addiction, but few manage to break free from the addiction on their own. Fortunately, professional help is available to help counteract dependency on these substances, but it is imperative that […]
Many people think that those who are addicted to drugs must be weak-willed or, that they have addictive personalities, but this is far from the truth. It most certainly is not a character flaw and, beating an addiction takes far more than willpower. This is because drugs have a powerful impact on the brain, creating […]
One of the most difficult aspects to face within a family unit is the realization that a loved one has become addicted to alcohol. Initially, there may be a period of concern, a questioning about the amount of alcohol consumed, and anxiety about how their loved one is behaving. Alcohol changes people and sometimes, the […]
Short-term rehabilitation (rehab) programs are often harsh and abrupt changes to your lifestyle. While these do work for addicts that haven’t been addicted for a long period of time, they may not work for a lifelong substance user or someone that may be at their absolute rock bottom. This type of treatment can seem like […]
One thing that makes man people fight going to rehabilitation (rehab) is having these 12 steps to work. This type of structured program does not work for everyone, which is why non-step related programs exist. Rather than accepting a higher power, and recognizing each step of recovery individually, non-traditional programs treat you mentally and physically […]
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disorder that is characterized by compulsive behavior despite the harmful consequences that it may have. Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to many physical, psychological, and social problems. Not only will the behavior result in health-related issues, but it will affect relationships with family members and friends […]
Playing video games is a fun way to relax and unwind for a lot of individuals, especially the generation-Xers and millennials who grew up playing these games. Video game addiction though is a phenomenon which has shown to occur as a result of different factors which may include the following:
Video games are inherently addictive […]
Addiction can be of two sorts. The first is substance dependence where an individual relies on the use of a psychoactive substance to seek relief of some sort, such as drugs or alcohol. The second is behavioral addiction where a there is a psychological dependency on a behavior such as gambling or sex to feel […]
Sex addictions can be just as damaging to a person as an alcohol or drug addiction. The addiction takes over a person’s life and nothing but sex satisfies them. This leads to odd sexual practices, and sometimes, turns off the partners completely. Strange requests, acting outside of your normal self, or even the need to […]
Benzodiazepines are controlled substances that are prescribed for treating anxiety, panic disorder, and disturbed sleeping patterns. The most commonly used benzodiazepines are alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), and chlordiazepoxide (Librium).
What are the signs of benzodiazepine addiction?
A strong indication that a person has developed benzodiazepine tolerance is needing more medication to achieve the same effect or previous […]