Benzodiazepines are a group of medications used to treat medical conditions such as insomnia and anxiety. They belong to a larger class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics; medications in this class get their name because they produce a reduction in agitation and irritability (i.e., sedation), and also have sleep-inducing (hypnotic) characteristics. People under the influence […]
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Pharmaceutical companies continually strive to find the most effective and least bothersome medications for patients. Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has recently introduced a new drug for those who suffer from opioid addiction. The drug, Probuphine, will get Priority Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this spring.
A loved one needs alcohol or drug rehab, but where do you turn for help? You’ve nagged, pleaded, and threatened. Perhaps you’ve broken down and enabled them just to make them promise to seek help – only to see that promise broken time and time again. The struggle with substance abuse can be all-consuming and […]
Admitting you have a problem with substance abuse is the first and most critical step in working through your addiction and towards recovery. Moving from admission to help is next. You may be receiving assistance in an inpatient rehab setting, or seeking help through outpatient counseling and support groups. No matter where you are getting […]
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a well-known program used by millions of recovering alcoholics to get sober and stay sobers. The program focuses on regular attendance and participation in small group meetings to help individuals make necessary life changes and offer long-term support. Begun years ago by men, today 30 percent of those who participate in […]
Addiction is a terrible disease. Those living with it struggle with temptations, shame, guilt, poor health, failing relationships, and a number of other issues disruptive to a normal lifestyle. Treatments for addiction that are based on medicine, science, and sound research have been lagging. For decades, addiction has been viewed as a lack of will […]
During a national disaster, the media is there to tell and show the world the tragedy that is enfolding. With vivid images of fire, explosions, natural disasters, or terrorist attacks the carnage of the disaster enters our living rooms. While the media provides needed alerts, safety information, and helpful resources for the nation, it can […]
All addictions are harmful-physically and mentally-for the addict. Every aspect of the addict’s life is negatively impacted, from relationships to jobs. It is not always possible to completely quit an addiction when going into rehabilitation and recovery, so minimizing the harm impacting the addict and those around him or her is a good step to […]
“…God seems to have a kind of laid back management style I’m not crazy about.” – David Foster Wallace, from Infinite Jest
Anyone who has grown up in Gen X has a soft spot for Green Day. Songs like "Longview," "Welcome to Paradise," and "Basket Case," dominated the radio at the time and had young girls pining for the dark-haired lead singer with the black-lined eyes.