Getting Through Holiday Blues

Holidays can bring up triggers for addicts and alcoholics, especially those new in recovery. Being around family if you’re really healthy or have long-term recovery can also be challenging. Why? Because it’s often the case that an addict isn’t the only one in the family with our particular DNA, and [...]

By Berkeley Dains| 2017-12-23T16:42:36+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways to Get Mentally Healthier for the Holidays

5 Ways to Get Mentally Healthier for the Holidays by Dr. Benjamin Be friendly…to yourself Remind yourself that other people have the same problems that you do Always remember that you are not defined by your problems Get enough sleep Exercise If you visit your primary care doctor, they will [...]

By Berkeley Dains| 2017-12-15T23:43:40+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding Help for Polydrug Abuse

Understanding Polydrug Use Although we may think of addiction in terms of a single drug or substance like opioids, cocaine, or alcohol, many addicts have what is known as polysubstance dependence. Polydrug use refers to the use of multiple drugs at a time. Especially common among younger populations, taking [...]

By Berkeley Dains| 2017-08-18T15:29:40+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Xanax Overdose Causes and Symptoms

Xanax Overdose Causes and Symptoms Xanax® is the trade name of the drug alprazolam. It's a type of benzodiazepine, a class of tranquilizers. Most often prescribed to help treat panic and anxiety disorders, alprazolam is a central nervous system depressant. Overdose is not common but definitely a possibility, and the [...]

By Berkeley Dains| 2017-08-10T00:07:04+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, and Support

Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, and Support Suboxone® is the trade name of a drug that is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid used to help those dealing with opioid withdrawal symptoms, and naloxone blocks the effects of opioids in the brain. Together, they can help prevent [...]

By Berkeley Dains| 2017-08-09T00:57:09+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

15 Awe-Inspiring Books about Drug Abuse

One of the best ways to understand addiction is to read about it. In psychology this is called bibliotherapy. It is a therapeutic technique whereby you read books about the disorder you are dealing with, in this case addiction. Bibliotherapy is helpful for people who are hoping to recovery from [...]

By Berkeley Dains| 2017-08-09T00:56:44+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Alcohol?

How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Alcohol? It is often hard to measure exactly how long it takes for addiction to occur. Let's start by looking at a few of the complicating factors. For one, how will we define addiction? Some studies define addiction as physical dependence, [...]

By Berkeley Dains| 2017-08-09T00:56:34+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments