Woman distressed going through the stages of addiction

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…

sad girl lays in bed suffering from barbiturate side effects

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.…

woman sits on bed with hands on her temples dealing with klonopin side effects

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 Klonopin addiction treatment program in San Diego, CA is here to help. About Klonopin Side Effects Klonopin is a…

woman holds the bridge of her nose due to valium withdrawal symptoms

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 a Valium addiction treatment program. What is Valium? …

doctor discussing the risks of sleeping pill addiction to her patient

Signs of a Sleeping Pill Addiction

Sleeping pills are not meant to be a long-term solution for sleeping troubles. This is partially true because it is easy for a user to develop a sleeping pill addiction. Sleeping pills are sedative hypnotics they slow down body functions and act similarly in the brain to alcohol. Additionally, sleeping pills seem innocuous because, and…

a woman enjoys a sober Thanksgiving

How to Have a Happy and Sober Thanksgiving

The holidays can be challenging to people in recovery. In the past, they spent their time drinking heavily or using as part of the celebrations. Now that they’re committed to sobriety, they often wonder how they’ll make it through the holiday season. Of course, you can have an entirely sober Thanksgiving that’s not only memorable…

a woman ponders her own addictive behaviors

How to Spot Addictive Behaviors

Are people telling you that you have a problem with drugs or drinking? Do you vehemently disagree with them? There are addictive behaviors that can help you decide whether they might have a point. Here’s what you need to know. There’s a Gray Area Between Abuse and Addiction Not everyone who abuses drugs or alcohol…