Benzodiazepine abuse is on the rise, as are overdose deaths from benzodiazepines. With opioids getting all of the spotlight, we can forget about these other important drugs. Although they're prescribed medications, they can still be quite dangerous. Anyone using benzodiazepines is of course at risk for developing benzodiazepine dependence.
In spite of being recognized as one of the most extremely addictive drugs on the souk, heroin is still a grim truth plaguing the US. Almost six lakh people are said to need treatment to overwhelm their addiction to the medicine. Over the years, frequent shifts in the use of
Many creative people also suffer from anxiety. I have has friends like this who turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms in order to get rid of their anxious feelings. Some people end up using drugs and alcohol, of course, all this does is end up making the anxiety worse when you
I recently had a friend who went into addiction recovery treatment. During her time there she was able to call me occasionally which was great because it gave me the opportunity to support her. As I was talking to her I started thinking about how hard it must be to
My journey with writing started when I was 12 years old. It is a time that I think is really difficult for a lot of young women. Puberty is in full swing, school is different, and friend groups start changing. I cannot remember exactly how it happened other than a
I've always had a tendency toward creativity. Although not a musician myself, I am one of those people who is constantly listening to music. Whether it's while working, exercising, or falling asleep, I love and appreciate music. When I got sober, I found a local musician's meeting. At the meeting,