Contributor: Marissa Hatcher, MSW, CADC, Timberline Knolls Addictions Program Coordinator Everyone experiences pain, whether it be physical or mental. When pain becomes too intense to handle, as humans, we attempt to find a solution to cope which often leads to all too common road to addiction. Some examples of coping with physical or mental pain [...] Read More
Around six million adult Americans experience panic disorder annually. Panic disorders are usually found to develop in early adulthood, exposing women to twice a greater likelihood as men of having panic disorder.  What makes matters even worse is the excessive use of depressants to cure panic attacks. One such popular benzodiazepine is Valium, a [...] Read More
Xanax has emerged as nothing short of a life-altering prescription drug for many individuals battling anxiety. It has allowed them to regain some control of their life, allowing them to live a more independent and active lifestyle. From 2005 to 2013, Xanax was the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in America. Yet, this popularity was [...] Read More
Even though the U.S. makes up only an estimated 5 percent of the world’s population, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) claims that the U.S. still manages to consume 81 percent of the world’s supply of oxycodone.  A drug that is so avidly marketed and consumed, it is important to take a look [...] Read More
Contributor: Rogers Behavioral Health, with Michael M. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA, Medical Director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 1999 to 2015, prescription opioids contributed to more than 183,000 deaths. What’s behind [...] Read More
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