a person learns to taper off xanax carefully

How to Carefully Taper Off Xanax

Xanax is a benzodiazepine medication that doctors prescribe for short-term treatment of panic and anxiety orders. If someone uses these medications for too long, it can be habit-forming and lead to drug dependence. Some people don’t realize they need to taper off Xanax, and unmanaged Xanax withdrawal can result in severe symptoms, such as increased…

a woman deals with benzo withdrawal and its symptoms

Symptoms of Benzo Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines, commonly called benzos, are prescription drugs used medically to calm or sedate a person. A person may be prescribed benzos if they suffer from anxiety, insomnia, or seizures. These substances can be highly addictive, and long-term use can make a user more dependent on the drug. When this happens, if they try to stop…

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Your Medicine Cabinet May Contain the Most Abused Prescription Drugs

Nearly any prescription medication can be abused if someone takes more than the prescribed dose. The most abused prescription drugs typically provide a sense of euphoria or a high to the user, including depressants, stimulants, and opioids. Depressants are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems by imparting a sense of calm and relaxation. Stimulants…

a man suffers from heroin withdrawal symptoms

What Are the Risks of Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms?

If you or someone you know and care about is suffering from heroin withdrawal symptoms, you probably understand the importance of getting clean. However, recovering from any substance addiction can be challenging, and it can be particularly tough if you are addicted to heroin. One thing that makes heroin so difficult to get off of…

a woman struggles with the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal

Dangerous Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Although an alcohol detox is a crucial part of recovery, it can still be dangerous because some symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be severe. Fortunately, medical supervision makes the entire process safer and more comfortable. The dangers of certain alcohol detox symptoms mean that an alcohol detox should never be attempted solo. With the quality…

someone suffers from xanax side effects

Xanax Side Effects Will Blindside You

Xanax is a type of benzodiazepine drug that was originally created in 1976. This drug is normally prescribed as an anticonvulsant, anti-anxiety, or sedative. Many people take Xanax for legitimate conditions like panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, there are Xanax side effects like restlessness and addiction. What Is Xanax? Xanax is a medication…

a man deals with the signs of a fentanyl overdose

Signs of Fentanyl Overdose

Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid painkiller medication. This prescribed drug is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It has also become one of America’s most abused prescription medications. Unfortunately, most people know very little about the drug or its properties. When someone abuses a medication this powerful, they are always putting themselves…