a doctor explaining to a patient how to help a drug addict

Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true,…

a man feeling stress during benzo withdrawal symptoms

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop using an addictive substance — whether it is alcohol, a prescription medication or an illicit drug — can range from being uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful and debilitating, or even deadly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that can lead to particularly troublesome and potentially serious symptoms…

a woman looking at her phone dealing with social media and anxiety

Social Media and Anxiety

In as early as the late 1990s, social media, as we understand and define it now, came into existence. From the humble beginning of uploading your profile picture and connecting with friends online, social media has now become a massive multi-billion-dollar industry that has disrupted several businesses and social practices. Social media and anxiety have…