Spike in Benzodiazepine Overdose Rates https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7034a2.htm?s_cid=mm7034a2_w From April–June 2019 to April–June 2020, prescription and illicit benzodiazepine-involved overdose deaths increased 21.8% and 519.6%, respectively. During January–June 2020, 92.7% of benzodiazepine-involved deaths also involved opioids, and 66.7% involved illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Nonfatal and fatal drug overdoses increased overall from 2019 to 2020. Illicit benzodiazepines (e.g., etizolam, flualprazolam, […]
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The signs of alcohol use disorder can be clear in some cases, but there are also other instances when things aren’t as obvious and the signs are much more subtle. Determining whether or not a person is suffering from alcohol use disorder can be complicated because signs of alcoholism come in different forms and feature […]
As a study of excess and recovery, West Hollywood was, is and will remain a party city with a burgeoning community of recovering addicts and alcoholics. Most retail blocks host more than one bar and cannabis retailer. The “cannabis lounge” has become the new venue promoting the City’s attempts at death-defying partying. Alcohol and cannabis […]
Addiction can intensify feelings of anger and exasperation and cause an outflow of emotion from those who suffer from the disease. These feelings can occur frequently, which negatively impact the relationships of those around the person suffering from addiction. The toxicity and negativity that spawn from the angry behavior caused by addiction, contribute to the […]
Meth is a powerful drug that can negatively impact the lives of those who use it. It’s especially dangerous because of its makeup and properties that allow for addiction to take hold very quickly after just a few uses. Signs of meth addiction can be subtle and requires knowledge of symptoms to recognize that a […]
The uncertainty and unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it an understandably anxious and difficult time for those that are in recovery from substance abuse disorder. While there is no universal solution, the practice of mindfulness meditation has shown to trigger a positive response from some of those in recovery. Mindfulness entails actively focusing […]
While we’re not out of the woods just yet, the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly entering a different stage with looser restrictions and a return to normalcy on the horizon. What that means exactly is anybody’s best guess. What we do know is that there will be many changes amidst this transition. This means that those […]
Drug addiction can consume and impact all aspects of a person’s life, including their closest relationships with their family, friends, and those around them. The effect can be swift and significant and serves as a massive change for the person affected by the addiction. This change represents why it is so difficult to overcome addiction; […]
Although there are many instances where a person who suffers from addiction realizes the issue they have and seeks out help themselves, this isn’t always the case. There are certain situations where addicted individuals refuse to recognize that they have an addiction problem. Moreover, some of them may not even be aware of the negative […]
From beginning to end, alcoholism recovery is a complex and difficult process that tests the determination of those who go through it. Although each person’s experience with alcoholism recovery is unique and different from one another, there are some shared characteristics throughout the process. Those recovering will generally experience the five stages of alcoholism recovery […]