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Are We Overlooking The Benzo Addiction Epidemic?

With all the headlines regarding opioid addiction and overdoses recently, another epidemic hides in the shadows: benzos abuse. Benzodiazepine misuse and addiction remain serious problems, and there has been a sharp rise in benzos prescribing. In fact, a study, published in the American Journal of Public Health in April of 2016, found that benzos were . . . . Continue Reading


Seeking Help For Pill Addiction in West Palm Beach

According to the CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), prescription pills are the most prescribed drug in America, and prescription painkiller overdose is now the second leading cause of accidental death in the country. Highly-prescribed prescription pills include narcotic painkillers as well as anti-anxiety drugs, specifically benzodiazepines (benzos) like Xanax and Klonopin. In . . . . Continue Reading


Women, Mental Illness, and Addiction

Women, Mental Illness, and Addiction: Dual Diagnosis For many women, mental illness, and addiction go hand-in-hand. For that reason, there is specialized treatment available, known as dual diagnosis drug treatment. Dual diagnosis is a medical term that simply means there are two or more disorders occurring at the same time – “co-occurring” or “comorbidity” – . . . . Continue Reading


Detox Centers For Women

Detox Centers for Women: Withdrawal Syndrome Many women who are drug- and alcohol-addicted will continue their use long after they want to quit, simply to avoid the painful and sometimes frightening symptoms that accompany the withdrawal, some women even try to detox from their addictions at home, suffering through days of discomfort and violent withdrawal . . . . Continue Reading


Dual Diagnosed Women

Dual Diagnosed Women Defined Dual diagnosis or comorbidity are both terms that are used in the medical profession that mean a person has two medical conditions occurring at the same time. Often, these terms are specifically used in the addictions field and mean that the patient has both a substance abuse or addiction issue and . . . . Continue Reading


Women’s Detox Center in South Florida

Women’s Detox Center in South Florida: Withdrawal Syndrome The main obstacle that keeps women from getting clean is the fear of withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal syndrome is a medical condition that refers to a set of symptoms that you experience when you suddenly stop drinking or using drugs after you have become physically and psychologically dependent . . . . Continue Reading


Detox Centers in Palm Beach

Detox centers in Palm Beach are specifically designed to treat a medical condition known as withdrawal syndrome that results from another medical condition: chemical dependence. Also called substance dependence, this condition means that your body and brain have become accustomed to a substance like alcohol or other drugs. When you suddenly stop drinking or taking . . . . Continue Reading


Women’s Detox in Delray Beach, FL

Women’s Detox in Delray Beach: Withdrawal Syndrome Treatment There are several types of withdrawal syndromes, depending on the substance you have been using. In general, though, a withdrawal syndrome is a medical condition that describes a set of symptoms, both physical and psychological, that occur in the absence of a substance that your body has . . . . Continue Reading


The Functional Addict: Is it possible?

Depending on how you mean “functional,” it is, in my opinion possible to be a functional addict. That is, because that’s how I describe the active addict version of me. Let’s rewind to a little more than a year ago. I was a poly-substance abuser, being hooked on several different drugs: opiates, cocaine, crack, benzos, . . . . Continue Reading


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