Group learns about moderation management techniques

Does Moderation Management Work?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), problem drinkers outnumber alcoholics by four times. However, few recovery programs address the beginning stages of problem drinking. Moderation Management (MM) is a national support group and program that fills the gap. With that said, does Moderation Management work? About Moderation Management Established in…

Therapist practicing motivational interviewing techniques

Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Many counseling approaches can help you address mental disorders such as addiction. However, treatment won’t go far unless you have the motivation to change. Motivational interviewing techniques help you find motivation within yourself. 5 Common Motivational Interviewing Techniques During motivational interviewing therapy, a counselor can use a range of techniques to guide you toward change.…

mixing benzos and alcohol

The Danger of Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are strong tranquilizers designed to calm the central nervous system. Namely, they’re anti-anxiety medications like Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Halcion. Thus, benzos are popular to soothe stress and also, off-label, to experience surges of pleasure. In fact, National Public Radio reported that benzo prescriptions have risen by 5.4 million since 1999. Unfortunately,…