Stopping anti-anxiety agents or antidepressants suddenly is a mistake. Sertraline withdrawal can cause "brain zaps." Is there a better way? Doctors have been prescribing tranquilizers and anti-anxiety agents for centuries. Antidepressants are more recent. They weren’t discovered until the 1950s. When a doctor prescribes anxiolytics or antidepressants, does he or she envision the patient taking … Continue reading Antidepressant Withdrawal Feels Like Circles of Hell
I wanted to present to you an older article that, although it comes from a 'wordly' view, it is one of the best definitions of addiction that I have found. It was originally published in Psychology Today. So, enjoy! We're all capable of being addicts. Here's the lowdown on our fight against addiction. Millions of … Continue reading Addiction: A Whole New View
From time to time, I like to list the signs and symptoms of withdrawal. They will occur once you are addicted. These signs are deadly and require immediate medical attention. So, if you are in withdrawal, seek the help of someone on the other end of calling 911 or speak with your doctor to arrange … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Withdrawal
It's widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that's not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit pot, but nearly half of those who regularly or heavily use marijuana will go through withdrawal when they stop, according to the study published online April 9 … Continue reading Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows
Sudden withdrawal from coffee and cigarettes can trigger symptoms that mimic serious disease, leading to unnecessary tests in hospital intensive care units, a new review concludes. "Nicotine and caffeine are some of the most commonly used and highly addictive substances in modern society, but they are often overlooked as a potential source of significant withdrawal … Continue reading Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Lead You to the ICU and Cause Problems for You There.
A word to the wise: Don't start what Jesus Christ came here to destroy. Depression is one of those things. ~NationalAddictionNews.com Can going off your medication cause antidepressant withdrawal symptoms (antidepressant discontinuation syndrome)? About 10% of women ages 18 and over take antidepressants. As many of us know, these medications can be a godsend when … Continue reading Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems
Mount Sinai study finds CBD is effective at treating opioid addiction by reducing cravings and anxiety without harmful side effects Cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with a history of heroin abuse, suggesting a potential role for it in helping to break the cycle of addiction, according to research conducted at the Icahn … Continue reading Mount Sinai Study Finds CBD Treats Opioid Addiction By Reducing Cravings And Anxiety
Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate, although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the alkaloids work in relation to the human brain. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!
I am posting the article below for those of you who insist on benzo tapering on your own - despite the risks of VERY SERIOUS, EVEN FATAL SIDE EFFECTS. You truly need to be tapered in a medically supervised setting (hospital or detox facility) by a board certified addictions medical doctor. That all said, I … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)
There are far better ways of dealing with depression and anxiety than going to a shrink and getting one or more Big Pharma 'pill(s)'. Does that even make logical sense when you consider that a pill can make you happy? A pill puts you in emotional restraints and is like a straight jacket for your … Continue reading How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?