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Ativan: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ativan: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ativan, also known by its generic name lorazepam, is a prescribed medication. As a benzodiazepine, Ativan is a sedative and used primarily to treat anxiety disorders. It can also be used as an anticonvulsant medication, a muscle relaxant, a sleep aid, and in surgical...

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Help for Veterans Struggling With Addiction

Help for Veterans Struggling With Addiction

In the United States each year, approximately 200,000 military personnel leave active duty service and return to civilian life as military veterans. These men and women face many unique challenges as they adjust to life as a civilian. One of the biggest challenges...

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Ritalin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ritalin: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Ritalin is the brand name for the central nervous system (CNS) stimulant drug called methylphenidate hydrochloride. This prescription medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. According to an...

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Foods that Help Curb Drug and Alcohol Cravings

Foods that Help Curb Drug and Alcohol Cravings

People recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol commonly experience cravings. In most cases, cravings will dissipate on their own within ten to fifteen minutes. Even so, they can be very powerful and often lead to relapse. Psychological and physical in nature,...

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Codeine: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Codeine: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

A prescription medication, codeine is used to treat pain that ranges from mild to moderately severe. It is typically prescribed in tablet form. The drug is also used in some prescription cough syrup medications as an effective cough suppressant. The United States Drug...

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Nine Tips to Prevent Relapse

Nine Tips to Prevent Relapse

Why Relapse Prevention Is Important Recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction does not end when you complete your treatment. You have a solid foundation to build on, but recovery is a lifelong process. There will be challenges to overcome, and one of them is...

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Practicing Gentle Yoga in Addiction Recovery

Practicing Gentle Yoga in Addiction Recovery

When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, changes take place in their brain. Neural pathways related to regulating emotions, feeling pleasure, controlling impulses, and making good decisions are negatively impacted. In recovery, the brain’s circuitry and...

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