What to Do If Someone Relapses

Find Fast Addiction Is a Brain Disease Relapse Is Often Part of the Addiction Recovery Process How to Recognize a Relapse During Recovery What If My Loved One Won’t Admit to Using Drugs Again? As the family member or friend of someone who is struggling with the disease of addiction, have you ever been frustration […]

How Opiates Affect Your Eating Habits and Appetite

Opiates refer to substances that are derived from the opium poppy. They have pain relieving effects when taken, and are used in some prescription painkillers. They also cause harmful highs. The following medications are classified as opiates: Morphine is the most common natural alkaloid in the opium poppy. It’s frequently prescribed to patients that have undergone major surgery […]

Can Clonazepam Affect My Memory?

Clonazepam is one of the most highly prescribed drugs in the country. People who have anxiety disorders or bipolar disorder use this medication to manage their mental illness. However, as with any prescription drug, there are side effects associated with clonazepam such as respiratory difficulties, loss of appetite, and insomnia. One of the most concerning […]

Clonazepam Addiction and Weight Problems

By Kathryn Millán, LPC, MHSP Clonazepam is the generic name for Klonopin, a sedative drug in the benzodiazepine family. It is often prescribed to treat panic disorders, anxiety and some types of seizure. It works by decreasing the amount of electrical activity in the brain. Clonazepam is a controlled substance, and is usually prescribed in small amounts […]

Will Going Back to Rehab Really Work?

By Cindy Coloma Larry hangs up the phone and lets out a long, deep sigh. His drug screening just came back positive, which means he’ll miss out on his dream job. In an instant, he’s overcome with hopelessness, fear and shame and feels exhausted down to his bones. It seems like nothing will ever change. […]