Librium Abuse Dangers

Librium Abuse Dangers

Librium is the original compound prototype for benzodiazepines used to treat anxiety disorders. Librium is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer that has a calming effect. It is also used to treat muscle spasms and control the symptoms of sudden alcohol withdrawal. Like all benzodiazepines, Librium is highly habit forming. Orlando residents should be aware that using the drug in larger amounts or for longer periods of time than prescribed by a physician can lead to addiction. [Read more…]

How to Avoid Losing Your Job to Drug Use

How to Avoid Losing Your Job to Drug Use

For Orlando residents who abuse drugs and have jobs, little causes as much fear as a drug test. Failing a company’s drug test could result in immediate job loss, or you may not even get hired for a potential job if a company requires a clean drug history. If you face job loss, are concerned that your addiction could cause job loss or if you notice that your addiction is damaging your work, then seek professional addiction help as soon as possible. With the right help, you can not only get clean, but you can also retain your job, so there is no reason to wait. [Read more…]

Defining a Drug Abuse Problem

Defining a Drug Abuse Problem

Drug abuse is a complicated topic, because many definitions are involved and can become confusing. It is important to understand the various topics associated with drug abuse to be informed and in a position to take action if you suspect you or someone you love of drug abuse. [Read more…]

Alcohol Abuse Rates in European Countries

Alcohol Abuse Rates in European Countries

Many Americans have an idealized concept of European attitudes toward alcohol consumption. Because the drinking age is lower in almost every European country than it is in America, we assume that young people are taught to drink responsibly and, as a consequence, have fewer alcohol-related problems than we do as a nation. The U.S. Department of Justice released a 2001 study that debunks the myth that lower drinking ages in Europe make for less underage alcohol abuse than in the United States. Alcohol is harmful when abused, no matter the laws governing its use. Orlando residents struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction should seek professional treatment to overcome this dangerous disease. [Read more…]

What Is Social Model Detox?

What Is Social Model Detox?

When an addict goes through detox, she may face excruciating pain. If an Orlando addict tries to detox on her own, it is likely that she will return to drug use only to diminish the pain of withdrawal symptoms. This can cause a vicious cycle of addiction, detox and relapse. To combat this, the social media detox model usually lasts 5-10 days and provides medical supervision, medication management and constant attention to a user’s health. With these benefits, any drug user can get and stay clean to foster long-term recovery. [Read more…]

Interventions around the Holidays

Interventions around the Holidays

Don’t let your intervention plans take a holiday.

Many people try to take a break from their problems during the holidays. This approach works great for problems that can wait, safely stored in a garage or closet to be solved later. Unfortunately, addiction is not a problem that waits patiently. Ignoring it during the holidays only lets it get worse and more difficult to solve. And although the addict will try to hide it, the problems addiction brings can still sour your family holiday fun in Orlando. [Read more…]

How Natural Disasters Can Trigger a Relapse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, stressful events can make drug or alcohol abuse more likely, because they encourage people either to initiate or continue drug abuse. Additionally, stress may lead recovering Orlando drug addicts to relapse. Natural disasters cause significant stress for any of the following reasons:

  • They are unexpected and people may not be prepared to deal with the destruction they cause
  • People cannot control natural disasters, which makes them feel vulnerable and unable to cope
  • Natural disasters often devastate personal property and cause physical harm, which make people feel weak and afraid [Read more…]

Help for Addiction to Benzos and Alcohol

Help for Addiction to Benzos and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines are highly addictive prescription drugs that treat anxiety disorders. When people abuse these dangerous substances, users can become addicted within weeks. Additionally, if Orlando residents abuse benzodiazepines alongside alcohol, they can develop two addictions, which is much more severe than either type of addiction by itself. Suffering from an addiction to both drugs can turn your life upside down, but there is treatment that can help you. Just because you suffer from alcohol and benzo addiction does not mean your life is over. If you suffer from these two types of addiction, seek help immediately. [Read more…]

Finding Spirituality during Addiction Recovery

Finding Spirituality during Addiction Recovery

To build a lasting recovery, addicts often must address problems of personal relationships, family interactions, emotional skills, mood disorders and more. The situation can sometimes seem hopeless to Orlando residents struggling with addiction. To help them, many recovery programs offer a spiritual perspective to help maintain focus and motivation for the many challenges of their recovery efforts. [Read more…]

Confusing Your Loved One and the Addiction

Confusing Your Loved One and the Addiction

Living with a person who has a disease in Orlando is a painful experience that can have long-lasting emotional, behavioral and financial consequences on those involved with the person suffering with the disease. If you are living with a person in Orlando who has a disease, one of the first things that you need to do is learn about the disease and how the disease is impacting the person you love. A natural tendency is to learn how you can help your loved one in order to make his or her life as comfortable as possible. After learning about the disease and how you can help, you may desire to find the best type of treatment for the person. However, if your loved one is struggling with substance abuse, he or she may not be receptive to the idea of treatment. [Read more…]

Avoiding Problematic Drug Use Patterns

Avoiding Problematic Drug Use Patterns

There is a fine line between recreational drug use and a pattern of abuse, and an even finer line between a pattern of drug abuse and drug addiction. If you began using drugs recreationally in Orlando, it is likely that you either have already developed a drug use pattern or soon will if you do not stop abusing drugs now. Falling into a pattern of drug abuse is one step away from becoming addicted to drugs, and once you are addicted to drugs, it becomes very difficult to quit. With addiction treatment you can overcome your problem, but it is important to start as early as possible. [Read more…]

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and Addiction

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and Addiction

Attention-seeking behaviors may stem from any number of mental health disorders, including the following examples:

  • Narcissistic personality disorder (obsession with oneself and one’s supposed superiority and desirability)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; inability to focus or behave in socially acceptable ways)
  • Histrionic personality disorder (overreacting to seemingly trivial matters)
  • Munchausen syndrome (faking illness to obtain treatment or medication) [Read more…]

Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs Addictive?

Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs Addictive?

People have long abused performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as steroids to increase muscle mass and stature. Orlando residents may use these drugs in athletic settings to excel beyond their natural abilities, and these drugs often make users feel a sense of reward as they witness their physical strength increase. Despite these types of drugs being linked to physical aspects, they are more psychologically addictive, so users will require professional help to recover. [Read more…]

Addiction and Control Issues

Addiction and Control Issues

While a controlling personality can make for a strong business professional, it isn’t always conducive to a successful personal life in Orlando. Perhaps the hardest thing to handle for someone with a controlling personality is feeling as though her life is headed out of control, but professional treatment can help you avoid the pitfalls of such problems. [Read more…]

Sober Relationships after Addiction

Addiction and recovery both change relationships in significant ways. Orlando drug users usually spend time with other substance users. Addiction strains relationships with family and friends, because as addicts focus more on substance abuse, they will neglect their relationships. They often deceive others, so trust may become an issue. During recovery, new, healthy relationships need to be formed and old ones repaired. [Read more…]