Category Archives: Uncategorized

  • Cymbalta and Alcohol
    March 18, 2022
    Duloxetine, sold under the brand name Irenka or Cymbalta, is a prescription medication that usually comes as a capsule and taken orally. Doctors usually prescribe Cymbalta to treat either anxiety or depression, but it can also be used to help relieve pain. However, Cymbalta can lead to complications with...
  • Ativan Withdrawal
    March 17, 2022
    Ativan–the brand name for the drug lorazepam–is a type of benzodiazepine commonly prescribed to address anxiety, insomnia, or seizures.  Sometimes misspelled as “Adivan” or “Adavan”, Ativan is not a rare prescription–in fact, it was the sixth (6th) most prescribed drug in 2018.  While Ativan has many valid medical applications...
  • “Sobriety Is Boring” And Other Lies About Living Sober
    January 26, 2022
    People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. Nhat Hanh For someone who has been struggling with an addiction for a long time, sobriety comes with a lot of unknowns. As a result, fear...
  • How to Stop Feeling Disconnected
    December 10, 2021
    Mental illness can impact anyone, and sometimes it can be difficult to know when or if help is necessary. Depression, grief, and tragedy can be pervasive in everyday life, and suffering from any kind of mental illness can eventually worsen into a severe problem. What Does “Feeling Disconnected” Mean?...
  • Buspirone vs Xanax
    November 22, 2021
    Though they share similar medical applications, in a side-by-side comparison of buspirone vs Xanax, each has a clear advantage over the other for particular patients. Ease of access makes some medications dangerous for patients who struggle with substance abuse. Additionally, the “desirable” side effects of benzos often lead people...
  • Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol
    November 3, 2021
    Valium can be an invaluable aid for individuals suffering from anxiety attacks or panic disorders. Alcohol is one of the most easily available and regularly consumed substances in the world. Unfortunately, people commonly mix alcohol and Valium on accident–or even on purpose. Understanding potential interactions between the two may...
  • Signs of Meth Use
    October 21, 2021
    Methamphetamine–commonly referred to as just “meth”–is one of the most harmful substances a person can take. Psychological and physical effects of snorting, injecting, swallowing, or smoking meth wreak havoc both in an individual’s body and brain as well as their relationships. Those who interact regularly with someone suffering from...
  • Naloxone Vs Naltrexone
    October 11, 2021
    Naloxone (Narcan) and naltrexone share similar medical applications, but play different roles in the process of opioid overdose recovery. Naloxone provides life-saving aid to someone experiencing an opioid overdose, while naltrexone helps individuals overcome opioid dependence through long-term use. What Is The Difference Between Naloxone And Naltrexone? Placed side...
  • What Is A Functional Alcoholic?
    October 8, 2021
    The terms “high-functioning” or “functional alcoholic” describe individuals who suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD), but do not exhibit many of the common life-disrupting effects associated with alcohol abuse. An alcohol use disorder is a treatable chronic medical disorder that causes long-term changes in the brain that impair...
  • Phentermine And Alcohol
    September 23, 2021
    Prescription medications are some of the most abused substances. This is largely due to the fact that they are easy to access and can carry “desirable” effects. Prescription drugs are sometimes abused with alcohol to emphasize or increase the effect of the substance. However, mixing prescriptions with alcohol is...