Ambien Addiction Treatment
Why You Should Avoid Stressed and Tired Decisions

Why You Should Avoid Stressed and Tired Decisions

You have probably heard that it is a bad idea to go grocery shopping when you are hungry, because, when you are hungry, your brain sends constant messages and psychological triggers for you to eat. In other words, when you are hungry, your brain tells you to hunt or gather. However, hunting and gathering are as simple as walking the aisles of a supermarket. Have you ever come home from a shopping trip with bags full of food you do not really...

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Addiction and an Underdog Mentality

Addiction and an Underdog Mentality

Overcoming addiction can be an overwhelming ordeal. Many people feel no hope of ever enjoying a drug-free life: they have tried to quit multiple times and have failed to stay clean over and over again.  Relapse causes recovering addicts to feel despondent, humiliated and even angry, but there may be a way to turn the challenge of recovery into a positive and hopeful motivation for change. Maybe all it takes to recover is a change of...

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Five Side Effects of Abusing Your ADHD Medication

Five Side Effects of Abusing Your ADHD Medication

The diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has greatly improved in recent years. According to the National Institutes of Health, 3 percent – 5 percent of the general population suffers from this disorder, with a high concentration about children. Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. Left untreated, ADHD can be an extremely limiting disorder. Children struggle in school, tend to get...

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Teens and Recognizing Depression

Teens and Recognizing Depression

According to both the US Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health[1], one in five teens will experience clinical depression at some point. This statistic is especially critical, because most people do not understand the difference between actual depression and normal teenage moodiness. Recognizing the risk factors and symptoms of teen depression can help save a young person’s life. What Is...

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Problems with Abusing Ambien to Reduce Anxiety?

Problems with Abusing Ambien to Reduce Anxiety?

Ambien is the brand name of a sedative hypnotic benzodiazepine known generically as zolpidem. It is commonly prescribed as a sleep aid but is also frequently abused for its calming effects. This misuse is not only physically dangerous, it can cause psychological dependence and rebound insomnia. Ambien may seem like an effective treatment for anxiety, but over time it will make your emotional and mental problems much worse. There are far better...

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Five Ways to Use Mindfulness to Sustain Recovery

Five Ways to Use Mindfulness to Sustain Recovery

Mindfulness Reduces Stress Stress impacts how we think and feel, and it can cause us to turn to familiar sources of comfort. Unfortunately for addicts, sources of comfort often include drugs such as Ambien. Stress can increase cravings making it a primary contributor to relapse. Mindfulness helps individuals reduce feelings of stress and manage those feelings when they cannot be avoided or mitigated. Increasing a person’s ability to cope...

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