The world of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a confusing and frightening one, especially for sufferers who know next to nothing about the diagnosis.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with OCD, you probably have a lot of questions, and finding the right answers is not always an easy task.
As the name implies, men and women suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder...
If you or someone you care about has been struggling with their drinking, you already know how difficult the situation can be. Problems with alcohol are all too common, and the consequences of heavy drinking are both far ranging and long lasting. From the dangers posed by drunk driving to lost productivity at work and problems maintaining healthy relationships, alcoholics and problem drinkers...Read Full Article
While many people focus on the abuse of illicit drugs like heroin and alcohol, the abuse of alcohol is just as serious and far more widespread. The fact that alcohol is both totally legal and easily accessible only exacerbates the damage the drug can do. The fact that alcohol is both physically and psychologically addictive only adds to the dangers the drug poses for men and women of all ages,...Read Full Article
One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive.
The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may be most closely associated with soldiers returning from war zones, but the problem is not confined to the battlefield. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone, and its sufferers come from all walks of life. Battlefield conditions can trigger the symptoms of PTSD and lead to a lifetime of suffering, but so can everyday encounters with...Read Full Article
It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants.
The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different.
Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...
When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse."
There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...
Valium, also commonly known by its generic name Diazepam, is a prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal and seizures.
Valium belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines work on the central nervous system to help produce a calming effect.
Valium is primarily prescribed for the treatment of short term anxiety disorder. It...
Nembutal, also known by its generic name Pentobarbital, is a short acting barbiturate drug used to treat the symptoms of severe depression and insomnia. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of seizures and preoperative sedation. This prescription drug comes in both pill and liquid injection form. Both forms are considered to be controlled substances and are Schedule II narcotics here in...Read Full Article
Klonopin is a type of prescription medications that contains Clonazepam. It is most commonly prescribed in order to treat panic disorders, anxiety disorders and seizures from Epilepsy. Although this is a medication that is generally tolerated quite well, there are side effects that are possible, which is true of all medications and drugs. It is important to discuss potential risks and threats...Read Full Article