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Staying Sober This Holiday Season? Try These Tips

Whether you’re new to the world of recovery or you’ve been sober for years, the holidays can prove especially challenging for staying away from the bottle. Family members, financial stress, traveling, relationship issues, and more seem to rear their heads as soon as the Christmas tree goes up. Whether you’re working on a sober Thanksgiving…

a woman at a bar showing physical dependence symptoms

The Difference between Physical Dependence and Addiction

Physical dependence, or drug dependence, happens when an individual needs one or more drugs to function in everyday life. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) used to differentiate between abuse and dependence. Experts considered abuse to be the early phase of drug use that led to physical dependence. Many people view dependency as a more severe problem than abuse. Now…

a person holding pills learn the dfiference of ritalin vs adderall

Ritalin vs Adderall: What You Should Know

Adderall and Ritalin are both stimulants commonly used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — and they both may be addictive. Families looking for an Adderall addiction treatment center in Texas might wonder what the difference is between these two medications. Ritalin vs. Adderall: What is Ritalin? Methylphenidate, brand name Ritalin, is…

a man staring while thinking about the positive symptoms of schizophrenia

Do You Know the Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

When someone has schizophrenia, it can be challenging for them to have a normal lifestyle. Learning more about the negative and positive symptoms of schizophrenia can help individuals diagnose their condition. In addition, getting a diagnosis allows clients to receive the right treatment for their mental health condition. How Schizophrenia Works Often, people do not…

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The Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Scientists make Xanax out of alprazolam. Doctors prescribe this drug as an alternative to Valium. Unfortunately, some people use Xanax and alcohol together to achieve a heightened sense of relaxation or euphoria. Once someone has an addiction to these substances, the right rehab can help with their recovery journey. What Is Xanax? Doctors use Xanax…