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Addiction Definition

Addiction is one of the most misunderstood illnesses that many people don’t actually view as a legitimate illness. As someone who doesn’t have a problem with drugs or alcohol, it’s difficult to understand what’s happening. Most people are capable of recreationally drinking or using drugs without having it affect their lives. There are others who…

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Benzo Withdrawal Timeline

Benzos are both physically and psychologically addictive and can cause severe and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. The benzo withdrawal timeline is longer than many other substances, meaning that you can continue experiencing lingering withdrawal symptoms for weeks after your last use. Benzo withdrawal can also cause seizures and depression, making it best to seek help from…

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What is Rehab Like?

While addiction is incurable, treatment can greatly improve your chances of recovery. Treatment can help you learn how to cope with triggers, stress, and cravings. But what is rehab like? Learn more about rehab and Soledad House’s women’s rehab center in California by calling us today at 866.314.3222.  Addiction is a chronic, progressive, and incurable…

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Stages of Addiction

Addiction is a progressive, chronic and potentially fatal condition that impacts tens of millions of Americans annually. The stages of addiction can progress rapidly, which can have severe and damaging consequences. All psychoactive substances can cause addiction, which can lead to physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. Recreational use can lead to abuse and addiction,…

What Happens When You Mix Ativan and Alcohol?

What Happens When You Mix Ativan and Alcohol?

Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, which is a benzodiazepine. Your doctor might prescribe it for anxiety. It’s the type of drug that has addiction potential. What happens when you mix Ativan and alcohol accidentally or on purpose? Understanding How Ativan Works Mixing Ativan and alcohol introduces two depressants to your system. Ativan specifically…

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Barbiturate Side Effects

Barbiturate is a depressant drug that slows down the central nervous system. As a result, doctors prescribe them for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, or anxiety. If you are going through an anxiety attack, you can take a barbiturate, and it will calm you down. There are several types of barbiturates still in use across the U.S.…

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Klonopin Side Effects

While Klonopin is often used in a medical environment, it can also be highly addictive. Like alcohol, it’s a popular depressant. Are you dealing with Klonopin side effects and struggling with symptoms of Klonopin abuse? Our addiction treatment program in San Diego, CA is here to help. About Klonopin Side Effects Klonopin is a sedative…

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Valium Withdrawal Symptoms

Valium is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. Like all benzodiazepines, there is a risk of addiction and Valium withdrawal symptoms can be quite severe. If you or someone you care about is trying to break the cycle of Valium addiction, they should seek an addiction treatment program. What is Valium? …