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Xanax Addiction Signs, Effects, and Withdrawal Symptoms

Medications like Xanax, a benzodiazepine, are prescribed by doctors for people who are suffering from anxiety disorders, panic disorders, anxiety caused by depression, and sometimes sleep disorders. Benzodiazepines are fast-acting, so it isn’t necessary to allow them to build up in the user’s system for them to work. They almost immediately provide relief from anxiety, unlike antidepressants that can take...

Fentanyl Addiction and Treatment in Fresno

The current opioid drug epidemic in the U.S. is all over the news. What often starts off as a legitimate medical need, prescription medication for pain, leads to physical dependency, then to addiction, and then in some circumstances, to overdose and death. One of the most dangerous prescribed opioids today is fentanyl. It’s a powerful painkiller, even in low doses,...

How to Help a Fentanyl Addict

Fentanyl is a prescription opioid painkiller that is used to relieve extreme pain, often the pain that is associated with cancer. It is a very potent painkiller. In fact, it is estimated to be 30-50 times stronger than heroin and as much as 100 times more potent than morphine. When sold on the street, fentanyl is often mixed with heroin...