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Addiction Downward Spiral

  Addiction Downward Spiral When individuals first begin using alcohol or drugs, they may at first experience pleasure and relaxation. It can even seem to some of these individuals like they have found the perfect solution to all their problems. Alcohol and drugs can make life easier in the beginning. They give shy people the...
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Chemical Dependency: Benzodiazepines

Chemical Dependency: Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to treat anxiety.  Common benzodiazepines include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan.  These drugs help to suppress overactive nerve cells, which may become excited due to anxiety or panic attacks.  Benzodiazepines can also be prescribed for sleep disorders, muscle relaxation, or for pre-surgical sedation.  This medication...
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What Is Chemical Dependency?

Chemical dependency is the technical term for addiction, alcoholism, or other substance use disorders. Chemical dependency is what separates substance abuse from addiction, which are two terms used interchangeably. It is possible to develop an abusive relationship with drugs and alcohol but not become chemically dependent upon them. Abuse oftentimes does lead to chemical dependency,...
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How Do I Support Someone In Treatment For Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency?

Treatment is a sensitive time of growth and healing. When a loved one goes to treatment, it is important to reduce feelings of isolation and remind them that even treatment, they are still treasured members of your life. Make Time To Spend Time Together If the treatment center has visiting hours, schedule time to visit...
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Training Our Minds To Deal With Societal Exhaustion

Have you heard the term “societal exhaustion”? It could be you’ve never heard the exact term “societal exhaustion”, but if you’re like the average person then your imagination will allow you to envision a day in your own life. You get up, you check your cell phone for messages, you glance at the television to...
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