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The Dangers of Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

When you need treatment for an anxiety-related condition, that is when you might receive a prescription for benzodiazepines (benzos). Like many other medications, there is documentation that you receive regarding the dangers of mixing benzos with alcohol. Due to the interactions between benzos and alcohol, those who mix the two could face severe health risks.…

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The Dangers of Wine Mom Culture

Throughout American society, you might hear references to wine mom culture. Unfortunately, these references are also normalizing the alcoholism from which many moms are suffering. Catchphrases include, “I wine because my kinds whine,” or “Mommy juice.” Either way, these phrases emblazoned on coffee mugs, tote bags, and wine glasses are dangerous promotions of wine mom…

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What are Co-occurring Disorders

Substance abuse presents enormous challenges. Sometimes, mental health issues such as anxiety or depression magnify those challenges. Science has a name for this: “co-occurring disorders.” But what are co-occurring disorders? And how do you successfully get treatment for them? Also known as “dual-diagnosis” disorders, co-occurring disorders are very common. For reasons doctors are just now…