curing anxiety without alcohol

Quitting Alcohol Cured My Anxiety

It’s not unusual for people to use alcohol to alleviate anxiety. However, the relationship between anxiety and alcohol use disorder can become a dangerous, self-perpetuating cycle. Scientific research reveals how habitual drinking amplifies symptoms of anxiety or vice versa. Outside of the medical community, the internet is flooded with information and forums discussing how quitting…

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Am I Addicted to Klonopin?

Am I addicted to Klonopin? The popular and potent anti-anxiety medication increases the risk potential for abuse. Learn about Klonopin addiction warning signs below.  Klonopin (clonazepam) was developed to treat epileptic seizures and address various forms of panic disorders. The prescription medication is a potentially habit-forming benzodiazepine and should be taken with extreme caution and…

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Addicted to Benzos

Across the nation, communities are riddled with fears of the growing drug epidemics, impacting millions of families. Overdose increases, however, are not due to illicit drugs like cocaine and ecstasy but legal medications prescribed by licensed physicians. Most cities and rural communities are witnessing a rise in methamphetamine use annually, but a perhaps more dangerous…

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Why Do People Do Drugs?

Science has made incredible breakthroughs in studying the impacts of alcohol and drugs and, ultimately, ways in which effective treatment—including medications—can potentially assist tens of thousands in overcoming substance abuse. However, one question continues to plague experts and the public in general: why do people do drugs? Gaining a new perspective on drug use causes…

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Drug Incarceration Statistics

Drug incarceration statistics are revealing prevalent issues that may actually be negatively impacting ongoing drug use and addiction recovery.  In 2020, Oregon became the first state to move toward decriminalization. On November 3, Oregon voters forced significant reforms providing a new tactic to address the disease of addiction head-on, ultimately attempting to upend America’s decades-long…