cross addiction

What is Cross Addiction?

Addiction is running rampant throughout the United States, and there’s a high relapse rate. The relapse rate isn’t because treatment doesn’t work but because of a variety of other reasons. One of the primary reasons is that people struggle with cross addiction and don’t address it. At this point, you may be asking yourself, what…

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,…