Did you know that anyone can develop a drug addiction without illegal drug use? Let that sink in. It is entirely possible to become addicted to drugs without ever using illegal drugs. Without ever choosing to abuse an illicit drug. Without fitting the stereotype of a drug addict. Stigma … [Read more...] about Addiction Without Illegal Drug Use
Ativan can be a game changer for people suffering from anxiety, but it can also be addictive. The risk of Ativan addiction hinges on numerous factors. A previous history or current issue with substance abuse increases your risk. In addition, an addictive personality and other mental health issues … [Read more...] about The Signs and Symptoms of Ativan Addiction
Ativan is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. It is part of a drug family known as benzodiazepines. Drugs in this family produce a calming effect by acting on the brain and nerves or the central nervous system. Ativan enhances the effects of GABA, a natural chemical found in the body. While … [Read more...] about What Is Ativan?
When you’re faced with the challenge of counseling a client who is recovering from substance abuse addiction and simultaneously suffering from low self-esteem, you may feel more compassion for them knowing that they are suffering a double whammy. In fact, it’s not unlike the additional hit of … [Read more...] about Counseling a Client with Low Self-Esteem