Antidepressant

Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms

For those who are unaware, depression is a chronic and pervasive mental health problem in America. And there are plenty of studies that support this unfortunate and equally unsettling fact. One such study, which was published by the National Institute of Mental Health, revealed that over 17 million adults in America reported having at least one …

Tramadol

Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms

Tramadol is a relatively mild synthetic opioid prescribed by doctors because it is seen as a safe, effective alternative to much stronger painkillers. Between 2008 and 2013, government statistics show there was an 88% increase in tramadol prescriptions. The number of prescriptions rose from 23 million to 43 million. Soon afterward, many patients who used …

Marijuana

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

Marijuana, although commonly used, is still classified as an illicit drug in many areas. Because it’s now legal in many U.S. states and countries, however, it’s often thought of as a “soft drug” that doesn’t come with addiction or withdrawal concerns. But recent studies have shown that marijuana withdrawal does typically occur when a heavy …

Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Prescription drugs can be immensely helpful for both physical and mental health. Though they are often prescribed by a physician, even legal drugs can become addictive. Benzodiazepines are a specific type of medication that is known as tranquilizers and can lead to drug dependence. What Are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are a type of tranquilizer that is …

Adderall

Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

Adderall is a stimulant that acts upon the central nervous system. It is a combination of the drug dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Adderall is prescribed to individuals in order to reduce levels of hyperactivity, increase attention span, and increase concentration. It is typically prescribed to treat narcolepsy or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Adderall is classified by the …

Understanding the Symptoms of Withdrawal and How to Handle Them

One of the most challenging aspects of recovery from drug addiction is dealing with withdrawal symptoms. The introduction of mind-altering chemicals into the human body changes how the body’s circuitry and chemistry work. With increased usage comes increased dependence, and it becomes much harder for the body to regulate itself without the aid of drugs. …