Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol

To receive this diagnosis, you must meet at least 2 of the 11 diagnostic criteria over the course of a 12-month period. The more criteria you meet, the more severe your condition, making more crucial the need for changes in your life. Ever since Diazepam was first introduced to the market in the 1950s, doctors … Leer más

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Quitting Alcohol

For example, a Veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who misuses cocaine, doesn’t have the same needs as a stay-at-home mom struggling with alcohol use. Medical support can also wean you from certain substances slowly, helping the brain and body adjust to the loss of the substance more gradually and minimizing some withdrawal symptoms. These … Leer más

Start A Conversation: 10 Questions Teens Ask About Drugs and Health National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA

As drug abuse takes hold, you may miss or frequently be late for work or school, your job performance may progressively deteriorate, and you may start to neglect social or family responsibilities. What began as a voluntary choice has turned into a physical and psychological need. Very few drug abusers or addicts are able to … Leer más

10 Common Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Topics

The topic of honesty is discussed in several of the 12 steps, and it’s an essential topic in group meetings. It’s about seeing clearly what you need to change about yourself and having the integrity to do so. But, most importantly, it’s about trusting the process and your progress. If you or a loved one … Leer más

A High-Functioning Alcoholic: 20 Years Sober

This article explores the meaning of the term high functioning alcoholic, looks at the signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD), how people can help friends and family, and more. My understanding of HFAs is also from a personal perspective—I have been in recovery from alcoholism for almost five years. I, too, struggled to … Leer más