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What is Lorazepam?

Lorazepam helps with anxiety, and in higher doses creates a hypnotic and relaxed state. People use the drug to escape while the abuse causes other problems in one’s life.


Pressure and Expectation

As individuals consider or pursue recovery from substance abuse, expectations and pressures arise. Some of these pressures and expectations are great—they include internal or external pressures to get healthy for yourself and your loved ones and dreams and expectations of the benefits of a drug-free life. Pressures and expectations keep people going through challenging times […]

How Does Alcohol Abuse Damage the Body?

Alcohol, prescription drugs like lorazepam and recreational drugs are all known to harm the body, and while some of the damage these commonly misused substances do is universal, other damage is specific to the substance involved. Alcohol is a drug that creates long and short-term damage as it moves through the body. While intoxication is […]

Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Antisocial?

The best rehab programs are warm, welcoming and understanding of the fears, the personal history and the future hopes you bring with you. They will help you succeed in recovery, and they will never do so in a coercive or aggressively confrontational manner. Addiction recovery does require work and asks you to face personal challenges, […]

How to Watch for Signs of Trauma in a Combat Veteran

Experiencing trauma, no matter the cause, can result in a condition known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, for people in the military who have experienced combat, the condition can be even more severe than usual. With PTSD, even the smallest noises or changes in routine can bring on nightmares, flashbacks and extreme anxiety, but […]

Addiction and Changing Your Ways

Addiction recovery requires change. In fact change is so essential to the concept of recovery that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration[1] “defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” Recovery is change, and changing your […]

Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Counseling for Codependency

The terms codependency and enabling are often tossed about when the topic of addiction arises, but the role of the family in addiction and recovery is not examined as deeply as it should be. Addiction is a family disease because, as the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence[1] shares, addiction, “stresses the family to […]

What to Do When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

Any problem in life can be worked through. When life is difficult, this may not seem like the reality of the situation, but with help you can learn how to manage emotions, mental health issues and addiction. When you know how to respond to stressful situations and mental states, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed […]

Why You Should Avoid Stressed and Tired Decisions

Everyone experiences stress, but not everyone experiences it in the same way or with the same results. The journal Alcohol Research & Health explains that “reactions to a given type of stress vary between individuals, and physiological and behavioral responses tend to be associated with distinct coping styles.” Unfortunately, not all coping styles are healthy, […]

How Do I Know If I Have a Real Addiction?

While we would like to think that we can talk with a doctor, get a prescription, take a pill and then be fine, health rarely comes in this straightforward fashion. Despite knowing there is no “quick fix” for any mental health issue, the desire for an easy answer has made prescription benzodiazepines widely popular. As […]

3 Decades of Legislation and the Changing Views on Mental Health

The end of the last century and beginning of this one has seen great progress in regard to how the law views mental health. There has been an increase in access to mental health treatment and greater understanding of mental health issues and the individuals who face them, so people can recover from these problems […]