signs of benzo addiction

Signs of Benzo Addiction

Drugs that are prescribed to treat people’s anxiety, seizures, or insomnia often contain benzodiazepines, which can be highly addictive. Although these medications are meant to help, addiction can give people more problems than they started with. Consequently, this causes greater stress and feeds into cycles of addiction. The good news is that benzo addiction is…

myths about addiction

Common Myths About Addiction

Common misconceptions about addiction can have a big impact, both on those dealing with addiction and their loved ones. Clearing up any existing misunderstandings can help greatly to reconnect people to those who can help them most in battling addiction. When addressing addiction, it is important to get the perspective of professionals. At Solution Based…

cocaine and mental health

How Cocaine Impacts Mental Health

Addiction to any substance can have an impact on one’s mental health, and cocaine is no exception. Cocaine use comes with challenging physical symptoms, but mental health symptoms are also important to address. Being aware of the effects cocaine abuse can have on your mental health will provide key insights into what is needed for…

Sober Goals

Setting Sober Goals for Recovery

Those seeking recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction have already realized that they are not satisfied with their own habits. Setting goals is an important part of getting sober and staying sober. It helps to have something to work towards and look forward to. However, forming a plan and setting goals can be challenging…

making amends

Making Amends with Family

Rebuilding a relationship that has been harmed by the effects of addiction can be very challenging. Some people in your life may clearly understand what you’re going through. However, those who don’t understand may feel distant or even hostile. It’s important to understand that while everyone wants your sobriety, they may have misconceptions about addiction…

sober christmas

Tips for Enjoying a Sober Christmas

This holiday season is an opportunity to reconnect with family and old friends. For those in recovery from addiction, this time of year may also pose a challenge. Gatherings and parties often feature alcoholic drinks, and invitations to reunite with old drinking buddies might be a temptation. With good planning and support, however, you can…

stress and alcohol abuse

How Stress Impacts Alcohol Abuse

Battling alcohol addiction can feel like a roller coaster, especially when life gets stressful. Excess stress is important to take care of, so that relapse can be prevented. Those dealing with addiction in isolation are more vulnerable to stress, which is why it’s crucial to seek professional support in recovery and staying sober. Fortunately, addiction…