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…

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Women and Alcoholism

While alcoholism has perhaps traditionally been considered a more prevalent problem among men, alcoholism is an equal opportunity disease. But women and alcoholism are, in many ways, much different than their male counterparts. Researchers across the spectrum of alcohol prevention, treatment, education, and outreach continue to study alcohol’s effects on women, whether different treatment protocols…

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Statistics on Teen Substance Abuse

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, race, background, or gender, can develop a substance abuse disorder. While certain factors can increase your risk of developing an addiction, such as having a close family member with a substance abuse disorder, there is no known reason why only some…

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Different Recovery Programs Work for Different People

Recovering from addiction usually requires treatment because it takes time for your brain and body to fully heal. Since different recovery programs work for different people, it’s important to connect with a treatment center that aligns with your personal needs and goals. With 1 out of every 7 Americans eventually developing a substance abuse disorder…

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Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment

Although addiction is a chronic disease, it’s possible to learn how to manage your symptoms to achieve recovery. Programs like partial hospitalization for addiction treatment ensure that you have the support and guidance necessary to learn how to cope with cravings and triggers. In 2013, 24.6 million Americans, or nearly 10% of the population, used…