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The Rise of Substance Abuse Among Nurses

The Rise of Substance Abuse Among Nurses

Substance use can affect any class, gender, race, and profession, and nursing is no exception. Nurses are trusted to protect the patients in their care from harm. This includes the ability to perform their tasks at a high level. Taking …

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Klonopin Abuse in Women

Klonopin is a brand name for clonazepam which, in turn, is in the family of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Women are often prescribed benzodiazepines for: Anxiety Panic attacks Emotional pain Grief Trauma Sleep problems Chronic illness Menopause Stress More women …

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Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline: How Long Does it Last? What Symptoms Can You Expect?

Alcohol is a commonly used substance that is known to be very addictive. Chronic overuse of alcohol can lead to physical and emotional dependence. Even though it may have started as a social activity or just a way to wind …

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Opiate Withdrawal

Opiate Withdrawal Timeline: What to Expect

Opiate addiction is a serious disease that affects every part of a person’s life. Opiates belong to a class of drugs that affect the nervous system. More specifically, they affect the pleasure and pain receptors.  Detox is the first step …

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What is Behavior Modification Therapy?

Behavior modification therapy (BMT) is an approach designed to change (modify) a certain unwanted negative behavior. Using a system of positive or negative consequences, the individual learns the correct set of responses for any given event. This practice has several …

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ECT for Bipolar Disorder: How Does This Therapy Work?

Bipolar disorder is one of the most common forms of mental illness. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings (manic episodes or depression). These mood swings can be extremely debilitating and disruptive in day-to-day life. As a lifelong disease, …

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