Ativan and Xanax: What’s the Difference?

The scientific name for Xanax is Alprazolam, and it is a short acting anxiolytic. The scientific name for Ativan is Lorazepam. Xanax and Ativan are both benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines (Benzos) are a class of psychoactive drugs which are used as tranquilizers, sedatives or muscle relaxants to induce sleep. Benzos can also be used to relieve anxiety, […]

Walking Meditation for Addiction Recovery

Walking meditation is the practice of taking some time out of the day to close the mind off from distraction and get focused back on what is going on within. With regular practice, the mind can be trained to live content and at peace with the moment. Meditation for addiction recovery can help stay grounded. […]

Alcohol Awareness Month – Part 3 – How Alcohol Harms Your Body

Blueprints for Recovery, the trusted alcohol rehabilitation center in Prescott for young men only, proudly honors and participates in Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has chosen April as the campaign-month each year to bring attention to the problems of binge drinking and alcohol addiction. In our last two […]

Emotional Trauma and Rehab

Emotional trauma was associated with men who experienced post traumatic stress from war. Recently, however, it has expanded to include women and children who experience stressful life events which lead to physical and/or emotional damage. Sexual, physical and psychological abuse and neglect have increased emotional trauma for many people which can lead to addictions. Consider […]

Shopping Addiction is Rising in Young Men

Is it possible for men to have a shopping addiction? Although the stereotype is that only women love to shop, the fact is that like any other addiction such as drugs, alcoholism and gambling, shopping addiction can affect men as well as women. There is a stigma that surrounds shopping for men, therefore fewer men […]

Risk of Teenage Steroid Use

What are Steroids? They are synthetic substances related to testosterone and are illegal in the country. Are Steroids addictive? Yes, there is no question that Steroids can be addictive. Facts about Teen Steroid Use There are some alarming statistics related to Steroid abuse in high schoolers. Over the course of one year the number of […]

Self-Help for Dealing with Depression

There are many forms through which depression can manifest itself, ranging from mild to a feeling of desperation. There is no one method to deal with depression, as different options work for different people. Depression doesn’t carry any negative social stigma, as it can happen to anyone. However, depression can be treated and individuals can […]

Take the First Step to Seek Help for Sexual Addiction

How can one stop being addicted to sex? An individual who is addicted to sex will risk everything for a sexual encounter, for the promise of euphoria which never delivers anything real and consistent. And the individual usually ends up feeling remorse and shame. The individual will only want to seek treatment for sexual addiction […]

Finding Your Way to Healthy Sexual Expression After Addiction

When an individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol goes into rehab, one of the goals of treatment is to help the individual maintain a total abstinence from substances for life. In the case of sexual addiction however, it is not recommended that the individual adopt lifelong celibacy. Rather, the goal of sex addiction […]