With the drug epidemic gripping our nation, the focus on its causes has never been sharper. Prescription drugs and how they are prescribed has become a hot topic, particularly questions like why do doctors prescribe potentially addictive drugs to their patients? Previously, we covered 10 of the … [Read more...] about Why Do Doctors Prescribe Potentially Addictive Drugs?
Addiction is destructive. Not only does it impact a person in physical ways, but it also has psychological effects. Substance abuse counselors help their clients navigate both the physical and psychological traumas. In this Counselor Corner, we address the importance of helping your client recognize … [Read more...] about Counselor Corner
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
Across the United States, the legal drinking age is 21. Depending on your age, it may be the only legal age you’ve known. A quick look at history will show that not so long ago the legal drinking age was less than 21. Laws have a habit of changing as lobbyists and special interest groups vie for … [Read more...] about Why Shouldn’t I Drink Alcohol Before 21?
Would you ride with a drunk driver? Most of us immediately say no. After all, friends don’t let friends drive drunk. But what if you somehow find yourself riding with a drunk driver? What should you do? What should you know? In this blog, we’ll answer both questions, Always Avoid … [Read more...] about What Should I Do If I’m Riding With a Drunk Driver?
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?