Discussion during a benzo rehab program

What to Look for in a Benzo Rehab Program

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are central nervous system depressants that produce a calming, sedative effect that makes a person feel relaxed. Benzos are prescription medications that are usually given to patients to treat anxiety disorders, reduce muscle spasms or seizures, or relieve insomnia. Given the beneficial effects of benzos such as serenity and relaxation, it makes…

Casual drug use

Can Addicts Return to Casual Use?

Returning to sobriety is a major achievement for men and women once considered “addicts.” But the celebration can end quickly if you stop doing the work necessary to remain abstinent. Many drug and alcohol rehabs have re-admitted individuals who completed treatment only to return to casual substance use. The reason this happens is tied to how addiction…

How to talk about addiction

How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Addiction

Addiction isn’t an easy topic to discuss. Often, someone may already be incredibly concerned about a loved one, but they can’t do anything because they don’t know how to talk to them about addiction. However, this is a necessary step, especially if their loved ones are in denial about their substance use disorder. In order…

Identifying oxycodone addiction

Identifying an Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone is one of a number of prescription opioid pain relievers associated with the current epidemic of drug overdoses. In 2018, this epidemic killed 70% of the more than 67,000 deaths from drug overdoses. Raising awareness about what to look for in oxycodone addiction is a critical step in regaining control and reducing the number…

Woman considering Xanax detox

What to Expect During Xanax Detox

Even though alprazolam (Xanax) is the single most prescribed psychiatric medication in the U.S., it can also be quite addictive. That’s why many rehab centers in the U.S. have prescription drug addiction programs — such as a Xanax withdrawal program, which can also be called a Xanax detox program. Alprazolam — which may be more…

Man thinking about meth addiction treatment

What to Expect During Meth Addiction Treatment

Since methamphetamines are some of the most dangerous drugs on U.S. streets, it only makes sense that meth addiction rehab programs are also common in America. While some methamphetamines have legitimate therapeutic value for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, crystal meth is an illicit drug produced in illegal labs and…