dope sick symptoms

If you’ve ever heard this term before, you may be wondering, ‘what is dope sick?’. The term “dope sick” refers to the condition of experiencing withdrawal symptoms due to opiate addiction. The person may initially discover they are addicted to prescription painkillers when they stop taking the pills and begin to feel intense flu-like symptoms. […]

accused of drinking alcohol at work

Times have certainly changed, and for the better. For decades it was considered the norm for executives to imbibe in the office. Many offices even had dedicated liquor cabinets, featuring ornate decanters filled with Scotch whiskey and hi-ball glasses at the ready. Alcohol was considered a kind of social tool, helping executives navigate their business […]

drug induced bipolar disorder

The symptoms of bipolar disorder, namely the extreme mood swings that characterize the mood disorder, can actually be induced by certain drugs or alcohol. While bipolar disorder remains a mysterious mental illness, as science has not definitively agreed as to the cause of its onset, substances are thought to play a role. It is still […]

drunk rage blackout

Alcohol abuse can have some very disconcerting and unpredictable effects. One of these might manifest in angry outbursts, violent behavior, or rage, and another is the phenomenon called blackouts. Sometimes these two effects can happen simultaneously, resulting in a drunk rage blackout. Because alcoholism is a complex disease that impacts brain structures and chemistry, it […]

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substance abuse and mental health

Treatment for Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders There is no disputing the emotional pain and other collateral damage that living with a mental health disorder can cause.  Living with chronic anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or schizophrenia can become so unbearable that the suffering individual may develop a problem with substance abuse, with drugs […]

Detox from Xanax

How to Safely Detox from Xanax Who knew that taking Xanax (alprazolam) every day—often to help manage nerves during a particularly stressful chapter in life—could have led to addiction?  But the reality is that Xanax belongs to the benzodiazepine family, meaning it is a highly addictive substance.  Benzodiazepine dependence was the reason for over 17,000 […]