Anxiety and Addiction

14 03, 2019

Co-Occurring Disorder: Depression and Addiction

2019-03-14T22:54:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Do you use drugs or drink too much because you are depressed? Or are you depressed because you have a drug or drinking problem? As it turns out, both answers may be true. Substance Use Disorders often co-occur with mental illness. In fact, 2 out of every 3 people struggling with a SUD also deal with a serious emotional [...]

18 08, 2017

Self-Medicating and the Dangers of this Addictive Behavior

2019-02-15T22:05:45+00:00August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Self-medicating is a behavior that has been practiced for decades. It’s actually gotten much worse with the invention of the Internet, which makes self-medicating very simple. For many people, self-medicating is as simple as doing a quick Internet search for a specific ailment. Once they have diagnosed themselves, they’ll turn to an over-the-counter remedy to help. However, for others, self-medicating [...]

15 08, 2017

Are Ativan and Other Anti-Anxiety Medications Killing Celebrities?

2019-02-15T22:08:37+00:00August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Ativan is an anti-anxiety medication that has had a hand in many celebrity deaths. It’s difficult to say how many others may have been affected because of this dangerous drug. When mixed with alcohol, or other drugs, Ativan can be deadly. This has been proven time and time again. Are Ativan and Other Anti-Anxiety Medications Killing Celebrities? If you’re [...]

11 06, 2017

How to Treat Anxiety When You’re In Recovery

2019-02-15T23:53:30+00:00June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Anxiety is a serious issue for many Americans. Everybody, at some point, can feel a surge of anxiety. Some people just worry a whole lot. Maybe you get uneasy before a major engagement where you have to meet a lot of people or speak in public, or something along those lines. These instances are just normal human occurrences. Having anxiety [...]

15 05, 2017

Tips to Making the Most of a 30-Day Stay in Rehab

2019-02-16T03:55:55+00:00May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Residential rehab, also known as inpatient rehab, is one of the most common ways to start the process of addiction recovery. Since the beginning of the addiction recovery process is the most difficult part of the process, it stands to reason that it is also the part of the process that requires the most support. Residential rehab treatment is all [...]

11 05, 2017

Would First Responders Benefit From Specialized Addiction Treatment?

2019-02-16T04:07:12+00:00May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

We say all the time that addiction is not an issue of moral fiber or personal strength, and first responders are a perfect example of that. Police officers, firefighters, and medical personnel that act as first responders are unquestioned heroes, whose strength, valor and bravery save lives every single day. Yet even these heroes can fall victim to substance abuse [...]

22 04, 2017

Suicide and Substance Abuse: How Closely Are They Tied Together?

2019-02-16T19:34:28+00:00April 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

With addiction, there’s always the risk of possible overdose or injury. What is sometimes overlooked is an underlying issue, and in some cases it is related to mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Nearly 40,000 people in the United States die from suicide annually, or 1 person every 13 minutes. This exceeds the [...]

19 03, 2017

Coping with PTSD and Addiction: Trying to Mask Trauma

2019-02-16T20:16:40+00:00March 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder developed from negative emotional events. This can be experienced by anyone, any age, and it is generally experienced by people who have seen violence, engaged in violent activities such as warfare, suffered physical, psychological, sexual or emotional abuse, and victims of other violent crimes. This should not be confused with [...]

27 02, 2017

Unveiled: The Sex Industry and Drug Use

2019-02-16T23:47:21+00:00February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

“The reason why we’re strippers, is invariably more boring, more grounded in nonexistential needs like money – and pragmatic concerns, like money.” ~ Ruth Fowler It is a popular (or, at least, often repeated) opinion that there is a clear connection between the sex industry and drug use. Whether dealing with pornography, strip clubs, or sex workers, the industry is [...]

20 12, 2016

List of People Who Wish They Never Got Sober

2019-02-17T23:14:02+00:00December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Would you believe that it is possible for some people to MISS being actively addicted to drugs or alcohol? For some, their new clean and sober life is just TOO MUCH – too much stability, too much peace, too much health, and healing, and too much-rediscovered joy. Let’s take a look at the kinds of people who wish they had [...]