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,…

is drug addiction a choice

Is Drug Addiction a Choice?

Many people today debate whether people choose to suffer addiction or if this condition is a legitimate disease. So is drug addiction a choice? Or does modern science prove disease causes addiction? Past Beliefs about Addiction In the past, Americans and people throughout the world believed addiction was a choice. That is, you choose to…

anger and addiction recovery

Anger and Addiction Recovery

Everyone feels angry at times, although some people are angry much more often than others. Anger itself isn’t the problem since it’s a natural emotion. Problems can arise from how a person chooses to express anger. When someone doesn’t have healthy outlets for negative emotions, they may turn to unhealthy habits, such as drug and…