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How to Use the Term “Relapse”

Relapse is a serious concern that can lead to the rekindling of addiction or the development of additional health complications for individuals who have struggled with substance abuse in the past. Even though “relapse” is considered a medical term, it is used fairly casually and is sometimes used incorrectly. A family member of someone with…

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Can Herbs Help With Benzo Withdrawal?

Herbs & Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Withdrawal from any substance, especially drugs in the benzodiazepine category, can be an extremely uncomfortable process. Since withdrawal can be painful and potentially dangerous, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. But even though individuals should get treated for withdrawal right away, they need to make sure that…

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How To Ease Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax: An Introduction One of the most widely used prescription drugs in the benzodiazepine category, Xanax is a medication that decreases abnormal excitement in the brain and produces a calming sensation. Xanax, which is the brand name for the generic drug alprazolam, is designed for individuals who struggle with anxiety and panic disorders. It is…

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What Happens When You Get Your Stomach Pumped?

You’ve probably heard of the term “getting your stomach pumped.” Stomach pumping, otherwise known as gastric suction, gastric lavage, or nasogastric tube suction, is a procedure that a doctor performs to quickly empty the contents of the stomach. This procedure is only administered in emergency medical situations to prevent serious health complications.   Why Someone…

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The Impact of Generational Trauma

You’ve probably heard of “trauma” before, especially when associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This mental complication usually entails flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, and a set of physical symptoms. According to VeryWell Health, trauma is defined as “a person’s emotional response to a tragic event.” These tragic events may include accidents, sexual violence, natural disasters and more.…

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Is Etizolam Addictive?

What Are Etizolam Tablets? Etizolam, which is in the benzodiazepine category of drugs, works by depressing the central nervous system (CNS). It has many similarities with other benzodiazepines, but the chemical makeup of etizolam is different. It has the most in common with drugs such as Diazepam and Valium. This substance is available as both…