Flonase addiction

Why Is Flonase Addictive?

Addiction can come in many forms, and sometimes it can be difficult to recognize. When you picture addiction, there’s a good chance that you imagine amphetamines, opioids, or alcohol. These substances are all addictive, and addictions to them may be more common than other addictions. It may also be that the addictions we listed get…

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Living with Addiction

Substance use disorder can affect people from every walk of life without discrimination. Addiction doesn’t care who you are or where you came from, although some experiences and information may put you at higher risk of substance abuse. When you begin abusing substances, it can be easy to believe that you won’t develop an addiction.…

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6 Signs of Addiction

It’s easy to get wrapped up in worry about your loved ones. Sometimes, these worries can be unfounded or misplaced. A parent will worry when their child is five minutes late coming home from school, and spouses may worry when their text goes unanswered for half an hour. It’s easy to get carried away with…

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Signs of Benzo Abuse

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a sedative prescribed to people to manage their anxiety and treat panic disorders, seizures, or insomnia. They are also sometimes used as an anesthetic or treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Their uses are valuable, but benzos can also be quite addictive. Most professionals recommend that benzodiazepines are only taken for a month…

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Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

There are innumerable factors that can contribute to or exacerbate an existing addiction or even influence its conception. It’s easy to feel entirely at fault when you’re caught in the grips of a substance abuse disorder, but you should try to treat yourself with kindness. Everyone makes the wrong choice sometimes, and there may be…

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Do I Have an Addiction?

When you use an addictive substance recreationally, it can be difficult to notice when recreation ends, and dependency begins. You may think that you’re not addicted and that you only use a substance to have fun but feel anxious when you don’t have access to the substance. Addiction is a road that many people have…

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Observing World Health Day

World Health Day recognizes a different health issue every year. Topics include physical and mental health issues such as depression, addiction, cancer, and other global issues. Each year the World Health Organization announces a different theme that usually encompasses several issues under one canvas. In 2021, the theme is “Building a healthier, fairer world.” At…

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Why Learning Life Skills is important

If you have recently left inpatient or residential rehab, then you are probably pleased with your newfound sobriety. It can be a major challenge to get sober after dealing with addiction for such a long time. On the other hand, if you would like to protect your sobriety, it is important to focus on learning…