What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean?

Studies have been conducted that show nearly one-third of people with a mental illness also experience substance use during their lives. Nearly one-third or more of people who abuse alcohol and half of those who abuse drugs have had at least one serious mental health condition in addition to signs of addictive personality. Learn more […]

The Truth About Kratom

Researchers in the United States are studying the potential of an herb from Southeast Asia that may help people addicted to opiates kick the habit without withdrawal side effects. It sounds too good to be true, but the herb kratom is part of the coffee family. Learn more about the surprising effects of kratom and […]

Why Psychedelics Should Be Reclassified

Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the US ruled psychedelic drugs have no ‘currently accepted medical use’ and were placed in Schedule 1, the most stringent regulated category for controlled substances. This UN classification for membership comes in part by an admission by a former assistant to President Nixon that the administration lied about […]

How to Treat Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax is known by a generic name, alprazolam. Classified as a benzo drug, Xanax is prescribed to treat anxiety, panic disorders and sometimes depression. It can help calm symptoms of anxiety but the body will develop physical tolerance to the medication over time. Effects of withdrawal will appear once the drug is missing from the […]

What You Should Know About Benzo Withdrawal

The dangers of benzodiazepines are becoming more widely known. Learning about the drug and what to expect from withdrawal is part of understanding what makes the drug so dangerous to people who are struggling with dependency or addiction issues. Benzos and Cocaine Benzodiazepines are sometimes compared to cocaine in that people who use benzos crave […]