Category: Addiction Information

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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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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What Percentage of Alcoholics Recover?

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 14.1 million American adults had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2019. That’s around 5.6% of all American adults. This doesn’t include American adults who use alcohol heavily and …

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How Grieving the Loss of a Spouse Can Lead to Substance Abuse

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences to deal with in a person’s life. The worst is when it’s untimely and unexpected. Losing a husband or wife is different than the death of a grandparent or …

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