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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Blog

Can an Alcoholic Drink in Moderation?

Can an Alcoholic Drink in Moderation?

At Serenity Acres, we understand that alcoholism is a disease that plagues millions of Americans across the United States. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that results in the inability to control one’s intake of alcohol. While in recovery an alcoholic might ask if...
Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking

Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking

In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age is 21. Underage drinking is illegal and comes with some severe consequences such as community service, fines, jail time or driver’s license suspension. Typically, minors begin drinking alcohol from binge drinking....
Xanax Side Effects

Xanax Side Effects

Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is a depressant used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. This medication works by lowering the activity in the brain and working together with different neurotransmitters. While Xanax is legal and can be obtained with a...
What are Depressants?

What are Depressants?

Of all the addictive drugs in the world, most fit into one of two classes: depressants and stimulants. The two types have opposite effects, as you can determine by their names. Stimulants are used to stimulate the central nervous system of the body. They can increase...
Addiction Relapse Stages

Addiction Relapse Stages

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a chronic disease. It is known that recovering addicts can return to their substance abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that with drug or alcohol addiction; 40-60% of addicts relapse to drug use. Drug or alcohol abuse...
Tramadol Addiction

Tramadol Addiction

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a narcotic prescribed to treat patients with moderate to severe pain. It is generally prescribed as a tablet or capsule. There is an extended-release dose which slowly releases its chemicals throughout the day. Working like morphine, it...
Rehabilitation for Addiction

Rehabilitation for Addiction

If you or a loved one suffers from a drug or alcohol addiction, there may also be an internal battle going on which increases the drug and alcohol abuse. Addicts often want to quit but are also terrified to do so. Addiction has such a hold on their lives that they...
How to Deal with Opiate Withdrawal

How to Deal with Opiate Withdrawal

The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to grow. Approximately one-tenth of the population in the United States has abused opiates. The more an addict consumes a drug, the higher their tolerance becomes, and most addicts will go to great lengths to prevent...
Xanax Withdrawal

Xanax Withdrawal

Like any other substance, people can develop an addiction and dependence to Xanax (Alprazolam). Withdrawal symptoms occur when an individual who has developed a dependency suddenly stops taking Xanax. Without having the drug in their system, they may feel as if they...
Can Antidepressants Cause Addiction?

Can Antidepressants Cause Addiction?

It is not uncommon for most people to feel bits of sadness or anxiety at some point throughout their lives. These are natural human emotions, but often clear up within a day or two. For millions of others, it can become a major depressive disorder that becomes a black...