Entries by Danielle Henke

How To Treat A Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a benzodiazepine and ranks in the same category as alcohol in regards to withdrawal effects. Both alcohol and benzodiazepines, if withdrawn from too quickly can cause seizures in the patient. So, you have to monitor those things very carefully so there needs to be a titration schedule in order to get people slowly […]

Drug Addictions vs. Food Addictions

Are Food Addictions similar to Drug Addictions? Both drug addictions vs. food addictions are very similar neurobiological processes. The brain reacts to stimulation which means in the case of an addiction to something, particular reward pathways evolved from nucleus accumbens to the ventral tegmental area which response normally to food, water, nurturing and sex. The […]

Alcoholism in Families

If You Grew Up In A Family With Alcohol and Drug Addiction, How Can You Cope? With alcoholism in families, there are a number of components for which anyone should be concerned, primarily the genetic components of an addiction and the genetic components of mental health or mental illness issue which is about 60%. If […]

What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

What Are Co-occurring Disorders? Co-occurring disorders are relatively new with regards to the vernacular of treating people with an addiction. even though it is quite common for people who have studied human behavior. Most individuals do not have one particular component of a mental illness. Often time, people have components of anxiety and depressions, sometimes […]

Addiction Recovery

How Long Will It Take To Recover From My Addiction? First and foremost I would someone 30 days of a rehab program is not going to fix anything. Perhaps what it might be able to do is isolate you for a short period of time to decrease the probability that you might use a substance […]