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Effexor Withdrawal

Effexor Withdrawal: How to Avoid Side Effects

Effexor, also known as venlafaxine, is a prescription drug used to treat major depression and anxiety disorders. A selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI), the drug helps balance the chemicals in the human brain that cause depression. Because of the drug’s profound impact on the brain’s chemistry, stopping the medication can lead to Effexor … Continued

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Pride Month Isn’t Cancelled: 5 Ways to Support the LGBTQ+ Community

In the light of COVID-19, much of the world looks different. Events of all kinds have been cancelled, even while people take to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd and the all-too-many like his. Considering the tone and pandemic, Pride Month isn’t starting on its usually vivacious note. While it isn’t cancelled, … Continued

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Doctors Warn Rise in Antidepressants and Sleep Medication May Lead to Addiction

Amidst the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are coping with antidepressants and sleeping pills. Psychiatrists wrote nearly 1 million more prescriptions for habit-forming anti-anxiety medications like Klonopin in March compared to the previous year, according to health-research firm IQVIA. They also wrote 2 million more prescriptions for antidepressants. Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts told the … Continued

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Melatonin overdose

Can You Overdose on Melatonin? Everything You Need to Know

Taking melatonin can help you fall asleep, but is it possible to overdose? If you take too much of any drug, even naturally-occurring substances in the body, they can produce unwanted results. Melatonin is no exception. Here’s what you need to know about the potential of melatonin overdose, and how you can avoid it.  What … Continued

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The “Sixth” Impulse Control Disorder: Recognizing Buying-Shopping Disorder

Everyone has urges. They are simply a part of life. Most people are able to control their impulses, choosing whether or not to take action based on the potential consequences. However, some people struggle to ignore their urges in ways that damage their lives. In these cases, the outcome is impulse control disorder (ICD), a … Continued

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Life After Rehab: How to Build Your Support System

Transitioning from rehab back into everyday life can be incredibly difficult. However, the journey is easier if you have a strong and reliable support system in place. When you have a network of people who want to help you succeed, it gives you a sense of security and confidence. During recovery, that can make a … Continued

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Over the counter drugs

How Safe Are Over-the-Counter Drugs?

Have questions about addiction to OTC medications? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. As allergy season lingers and COVID-19 leads to more summer illnesses than usual, many people have turned to over the counter drugs to treat their symptoms. If you have a history of addiction, you might be concerned about … Continued

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Drug Use During Pregnancy: A Guide for New Parents

By Dr. Barbara Rexer, DSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCS, ICCS, DRCC Addicted and expecting? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Most parents worry about the health of their unborn child, and it’s common to wonder different substances can affect your pregnancy. Drug use during pregnancy introduces a degree of risk, but the … Continued

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Long-Term Effects of Weed

The Long-Term Effects of Weed

Need to talk to someone about addiction to weed? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Long-term weed use can have unexpected consequences, such as a lower IQ Marijuana use particularly affects teenagers because of their developing brains Although it can be a “gateway” drug to other substances, it often isn’t When … Continued

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