Opiates, Benzo’s, Hidden Secrets No One Knows

As the crack down continues and the FDA, CDC, DEA are exerting more pressure on big pharma and physicians people who suffer from legitimate ailments are becoming victims. Whether it be chronic pain, Anxiety disorders, Nerve pain from diabetes, it has become harder and harder to get medications for controlled substances. Oxycodone, Xanax, Ritalin, Lyrica,... Continue Reading →

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Benzos, Opioids and Z-Drugs: Deadly Combos

With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths... Continue Reading →

How to Properly taper off Benzodiazepines

It soon became clear that each person's experience of withdrawal is unique. Although there are many features in common, every individual has his/her own personal pattern of withdrawal symptoms. These differ in type, quality, severity, time-course, duration, and many other features. Such variety is not surprising since the course of withdrawal depends on many factors:... Continue Reading →

Pro’s and Con’s of Benzodiazepines. Why don’t Doctor’s Know?

Its beyond my comprehension, how doctors are so uneducated to properly understand how to taper someone who has taken klonopin or any benzodiazepine for a long period of time. We have doctors that are older and prescribed these medication freely in the 80's and 90's who now are hesitant to prescribe these medications because of... Continue Reading →

Untold Secrets of Benzodiazepines. How Dangerous are They?

Concerns about prescription medication abuse have led to the creation of remediation plans directed to reduce overuse, multiple prescribers, and diversion of prescribed drugs. One such plan One Effective Plan from the United Kingdom, described below, has shown it is possible to taper a patient off of benzodiazepines. Before starting a tapering plan, inform the patient about the... Continue Reading →

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1 percent of the U.S. population. So even though you might feel ashamed about your anxiety and like you’re the only one who’s struggling, you’re absolutely not alone. It’s hard to live with excessive, uncontrollable, stubborn worry.... Continue Reading →

My Doctor Prescribes it, I can’t be an Addict

The newest revision of the diagnostic manual for mental disorders (the DSM-5) has updated the criteria commonly used to diagnose either an alcohol disorder (commonly referred to as alcoholism) or a substance use disorder. According to the DSM-5, a “substance use disorder describes a problematic pattern of using alcohol or another substance that results in... Continue Reading →

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