CNS depressants are central nervous system depressants and include barbiturates and benzodiazepines (benzos). This drug class has a calming or tranquilizing effect that is typically given as a sedative or even general anesthetic. These medications can be given in low doses to help with anxiety, but unfortunately can become highly addictive very quickly. The issue […]
The topic of support groups carries a lot of baggage. For starters, a recovery support group immediately conjures the image of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. This is something that many people contemplating recovery are keen to avoid. Another reason this topic can be difficult is that many people consider their recovery a distinctly private matter, one […]
The structure and schedule which surrounds the rehabilitation program at DARA is of great importance for an addict in the initial stages of recovery. When a life has gone out of control we need to look outside ourselves and engage help with how to reintegrate it. If you look at the way in which the […]
A Relapse Can Be A Devastating Experience Recovering from a Relapse – After you have been working a program of recovery in your life for some time, a relapse can be a devastating experience. It makes you feel like a complete failure as a human being, which can cause you to want to call yourself […]
If someone is passing out cocaine at a party, or you’ve heard self-medicating with Xanax might help reduce your constant feelings of anxiety, you might be wondering. Can you ever take hard drugs in moderation and still be safe? The answer may seem complicated. You might have read a story online about someone who claims […]
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