three pharmacy bottles with one spilling out pills that are an example of the most addictive prescription drugs

Most Addictive Prescription Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 19 million Americans aged 12 and up have some form of prescription drug addiction or dependency. Sadly, some of the most addictive prescription drugs are also the most commonly prescribed by doctors. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most widely abused products…

man explains his opiate withdrawal symptoms to therapist

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Whenever anyone decides to stop taking a drug, there will be withdrawal symptoms. Whether it’s physical symptoms, mental symptoms, or emotional symptoms, there is a reaction to the abrupt cessation of the drug being delivered to your body. Withdrawal is one of the reasons many people are hesitant about quitting doing drugs. They worry about…

man is addicted to xanax and alcohol

Xanax and Alcohol

Xanax is a medication prescribed by physicians for generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and other conditions such as seizures or alcohol withdrawal. However, most physicians don’t prescribe for the long term, but some may depending on your situation. If you regularly take Xanax and alcohol, then there is the potential for polysubstance abuse. This problem is…

man asks what is acceptance and commitment therapy

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Finding the right therapy when you are seeking treatment for substance abuse is important to healing. A therapy that is gaining more attention right now is acceptance and commitment therapy. What is acceptance and commitment therapy, you may ask? Let’s take a closer look. What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? Acceptance and commitment therapy is a psychotherapy…