A man zonked out on Xanax, possibly addicted?

Can You Be Addicted to Xanax for Sleep?

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Learn More about Xanax and If It’s Possible to Get Addicted to It. Doctors prescribe Xanax (the brand name for alprazolam) as a short-term treatment for anxiety and panic disorders. But taking Xanax long-term or at higher doses can cause harm and could lead to addiction. Because it has a calming effect, people may begin […]

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Tired of Being Tired? The Effects of Drug and Alcohol Use on Sleep

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Although many people are aware of the high-profile dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, fewer understand how these negative habits might impact their sleeping patterns. True, substance abusers who favor drugs like methamphetamine or cocaine may be accustomed to going without sleep for extended periods. What’s less commonly acknowledged among the general public is how […]

Is Alcohol More Deadly Than Other Drugs? Alcoholism Treatment Program Weighs In

Is Alcohol More Deadly Than Other Drugs? Alcoholism Treatment Program Weighs In

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We rarely ask “Is alcohol deadly?”, despite the significant number of fatalities associated with its consumption. This is due to alcohol’s cultural acceptance and greater media coverage for hard drugs like opiates or meth. But alcoholism treatment programs see clients with alcohol use disorder at alarming rates. Learn more about alcohol use and if it’s […]

Who’s Responsible for America’s Opioid Addiction?

Who’s Responsible for America’s Opioid Addiction?

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Opioid addiction is attributed to a rising number of overdose deaths over the past decade, which have more than doubled in America between 2010 and 2017.1 And in 2019 – the most recent reporting year – close to 50,000 people died from opioid-related overdoses,2 accounting for 70% of the overdose deaths that year. Tragically, the […]

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Balancing Outpatient Treatment for Your Addiction

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The idea of leaving your life and responsibilities behind to begin your road to recovery may sound unrealistic, but that’s not always the only option. There are treatment solutions available that can allow you to continue working, going to school, among other obligations, while still getting the professional help you need for your addiction. An outpatient […]

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Is it Dangerous to Mix Alcohol and Other Drugs?

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It may seem to be a common behavior to mix alcohol and other drugs, but it has serious health risks that could be life-threatening. Also known as poly-drug abuse, when you mix alcohol and other drugs through experimentation, it can quickly lead to an overdose. It might not always be intentional, either. Often, drugs sold […]

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Why Meth is So Hard to Quit

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The chains of addiction are always challenging to break, but methamphetamine holds a considerably tighter grip on individuals. The highly addictive drug has damaging effects on the body and brain. Meth is nearly impossible to quit without support.1 Ahead, Ocean Hills Recovery discusses why meth has such a powerful effect on people and how professional support […]

California Rehab Explains the Dangers of Meth Use

The Dangers of Meth Use

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Methamphetamine is an extremely potent and addictive drug that can quickly destroy a person’s health and livelihood. The dangers of meth are well-known and can affect a person’s mental, physical, and social well-being because of how addictive meth is. A single-use can lead to a serious addiction requiring a stay at a California rehab. It’s […]