Man going through difficult benzo withdrawal symptoms

Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” can play an important role in the treatment of serious psychological/mental disorders like anxiety, panic disorders, muscle spasms, and seizures. Unfortunately, these very same drugs are also subject to abuse and highly addictive. If someone abuses benzos, then they face the prospects of two serious problems. The first is an actual addiction.…

Pills left lying around are signs of painkiller addiction

What Are Some Signs of Painkiller Addiction?

It’s a shame painkillers are getting a bad rap due to the current prescription painkiller addiction epidemic. The truth is painkillers provide a very important medical service. Unfortunately, pain relief is pleasantly intoxicating, and opiates are highly addictive. If someone has crossed the line and started self-medicating in violation of their prescription, they might have…

what is evidence-based addiction treatment

What is Evidence Based Addiction Treatment?

For decades, addiction has been wrongfully described as a moral weakness that a person can just stop. However, the truth is that addiction is a disease. Namely, the ASAM defines addiction as a chronic disease affecting the brain’s reward and motivation system. Thus, addiction should receive treatment with evidence based medicine as any other disease.…