Xanax club scene drug

Xanax has become the new club drug

Xanax has become the new club drug, becoming increasingly pervasive due to constant mentions in pop culture. Instagram celebrities, rappers, and stars mention, glorify, and even sell Xanax. It is thought of as more harmless than other drugs – a way to relax, have fun, and feel a mild high without much risk3. However, that …

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Opioid-Painkillers

Opioid Painkillers Make Your Body Its Punching Bag

Opioid Painkillers Opioid painkillers are very potent drugs that are classified as Schedule II Controlled Substances, which means that they have a high risk of being abused. Opioids are typically used for patients who are suffering from moderate to severe pain – either acute, like pain following surgery, or chronic – when other pain medications …

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is addiction a choice

Remember an Addict or Alcoholic can not keep up his use without enablers!!

Addiction Enablers? It’s not easy when a loved one is an addict because we want to help them but sometimes we become addiction enablers.  We recognize that the addict shows up with recurring themes that people with addiction struggle with – grief, anxiety, shame, perfectionism, vulnerability, trust, and no boundary setting. The intervention assumes the …

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enabling the addict

No More Enabling! Loving Someone but the Wrong Way

Enabling the Addict While enabling can be a serious problem for everyone involved with addiction, it is completely possible to break the enabling cycle so the addict can heal in productive, meaningful ways. Darlene Lancer gives the following suggestions to help someone stop enabling: Leave messes as they are Leave the addict to clean up the messes …

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Understanding the Disorder of Addiction

Understanding the Disorder of Addiction

Understanding the Disorder of Addiction We need to understand as being chronic, compulsive, and driven. To purposely give up what makes the pain go away, the addict believes it’s simply not going to happen. With lifestyle changes comes a new distorted self-image. The altered self-image makes it impossible to consider making it through the day …

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relaps prevention

Relapse Prevention: Know the Triggers and Warning Signs

Drug and/or alcohol addiction is a very serious condition that requires a serious commitment to maintain sobriety. Whether you have been in recovery for several weeks or many years, it is vital that you understand the various triggers that may jeopardize your recovery. In addition, you also should know the different relapse warning signs, so …

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