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?
Having fun, partying, throwing back, relaxing, enjoying a night out with friends, letting loose – how do you do it? Chances are there’s alcohol involved, and there is nothing wrong with knocking back a beer or enjoying an alcoholic beverage in these settings. But if you’re not careful, consuming … [Read more...] about UNC Student’s Death Shines Light on the Cognitive Impact of Binge Drinking
When we talk about giving up alcohol, it’s often in the context of alcohol abuse. While quitting drinking altogether is beneficial, even life-saving, for alcoholics, they aren’t the only ones who can improve their health by cutting booze from their diet. While you’re probably aware of some of the … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol
Drunk driving isn’t a topic of conversation we expect to hear at the doctor’s office. In fact, it’s the kind of topic that doesn’t come up very often. It’s uncomfortable. It’s ugly. And it’s so often tragic. If we don’t have to talk about it, we don’t. And maybe that’s the problem. A Local Drunk … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving Deaths Skyrocket in 2018
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
Bipolar disorder and marijuana are both active topics of discussion. Both are still being studied on scientific and medical levels. Mixing the two in an attempt to treat bipolar disorder with marijuana is dangerous. Despite the risks, many people who suffer from the disorder justify their use of … [Read more...] about Can Marijuana Treat Bipolar Disorder?
Feeling worthless or having no self-worth can leave a person depressed and low on motivation to turn things around. Helping your patients find self-worth can give them the push they need to successfully complete their substance abuse counseling. But how do you do it? First, you need to understand … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Help a Patient Find Their Self-Worth