Ambien is a prescription sleep aid that is also known as Zolpidem. This medication is often prescribed to people who suffer from insomnia and struggle to fall asleep at night or stay asleep for long periods of time. It’s also commonly prescribed to people with anxiety who have trouble sleeping. It works to quiet the brain and induce feelings of […]

Prescription Drug Abuse is a Serious Problem That Deserves Help According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 1 in 4 people who take prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons will develop an addiction. The issue of prescription drug abuse is one that is often overlooked because it’s easy to think that since these drugs are prescribed by a doctor, […]

Codependency Is An Issue Often Associated With Addiction. Codependency is a tough subject, because there is no 100 percent typical test you can take to understand if you might be codependent with a partner. There are warning signs and behaviors that predict and signify codependency in a relationship. However, it is not officially recognized as a mental disorder. The line […]

Addiction Doesn’t Just Impact An Individual, It Can Impact An Entire Family. Find Help For Everyone One of the most pernicious aspects of addiction is that it doesn’t just affect the addict themselves, it often affects the whole family. Because addiction can facilitate hurtful behaviors like stealing, driving under the influence, and even violence, addiction often affects the people closest […]

The holidays are here again and that is a great thing. You are going to have fun with your loved ones and friends. However, if you have a loved one in recovery from an addiction or mental health disorder, you may want to help support them over the holidays, so they don’t relapse. The first thing to remember is that […]

  Family conflict can be very distressing. While all families have arguments from time to time – if your family stresses you out regularly, that is not healthy. It could be due to someone’s addiction, mental health issues, grieving process, work issues, parenting or other family-related problems. No matter what the case may be, if your family stresses you out, […]

If you drink regularly, you should be asking yourself: How does alcohol affect my health? Studies show that around 85% of those who are of legal drinking age have consumed alcohol at least a few times throughout their life. Unfortunately, it is socially acceptable to abuse alcohol and there are younger and younger children doing it now, too. When children […]

Do You Or Your Loved One Have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Stress Disorder?  Both Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder are serious conditions that happen to people after they experience serious trauma. Oftentimes these diseases are associated with soldiers who have experienced combat and other traumatic experiences on the battlefield. As many as 24 percent of […]

Symptoms of Suboxone Overdose   When a Suboxone overdose occurs, the early symptoms often mirror those of more potent opioids, like heroin, including:  Small pupils  Extreme drowsiness Slowed reflexes  Slowed heart rate  Low blood pressure  Blurred vision  Mental fog  Loss of consciousness ‘   Accidental Suboxone overdose is most likely to happen when someone misuses the medication in an unintended […]

How Long After Taking Klonopin Can I Drink? Because Klonopin and alcohol are both central nervous system (CNS) depressants, they shouldn’t be used together.  If you are going to consume alcohol, you will need to wait at least five days after your last dose of Klonopin to avoid any interactions. This time is determined by the half-life of Klonopin, or […]

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