Are you Drinking Alcohol Because You Feel Depressed?

Are you Drinking Alcohol Because You Feel Depressed?

Some people that drink alcohol are doing so because they are trying to self-medicate themselves.  Instead of being treated by a psychiatrist, they are choosing to drink alcohol or take illegal drugs.  Believe it or not, millions of people each year fear going to see a psychiatrist.  Psychiatrists prescribe medication for: anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD, bipolar disorder and so much more. Depression effects millions of Americans every day.  Often, drinking alcohol seems like the best option for many people. It saves them a trip to the doctor’s office and the expense of one as well.  Many men and women think that it is embarrassing to see a psychiatrist that can help you to deal with your depression.  It is important to keep in mind that depression affects people in different ways. Alcohol is never the answer when it comes to overcoming your addiction. It is important that depression gets dealt with professionally. Depression is a condition that effects your mental well-being and your spiritual self as well.  People often wonder if they can ever beat the feeling of sadness in their life.  When a person turns to alcohol, it means that they are trying to forget their problems.  It is hard to beat depression on your own.  We often have thoughts inside of our mind that linger for years.  These thoughts often cause us pain and sorrow.  Some people think that reaching for a beer or favorite alcoholic beverage is the answer.  However, it is not the answer and often leads people to question their life. Alcohol is easy to purchase in the store. However, detox centers across...
Why is it Dangerous to Detox off Benzodiazepines without a Detox Center?

Why is it Dangerous to Detox off Benzodiazepines without a Detox Center?

A lot of men and women get prescribed a Benzodiazepine at some point of their life.  Perhaps they are suffering from anxiety or just wanting to be calm.   Most people that have never taken a Benzodiazepine don’t understand how addictive these drugs are. If your doctor prescribed to you: Paxil, Ativan, Xanax, Valium or Klonopin, you are taking a Benzodiazepine. Some people don’t want to continue taking a Benzodiazepine for different reasons.  Getting off a Benzodiazepine is not easy.  If you have taken this drug longer than two weeks, you are probably going to feel some type of a withdrawal if you stop taking the drug.  Many people say that they experience: sleeplessness, panic attacks, shortness of breath, anxiety, skin crawling, fear, brain zaps and so much more.  The list of withdrawal symptoms is lengthy. The worse part about a “Benzo” withdrawal is that you can have a seizure.  A seizure can be fatal.  This is why detoxing with a professional is necessary when coming off of this drug. It can be a matter of life and death. A lot of people say that when they are coming off of a Benzo alone, they feel like nobody understands them.  Many professional therapists say that withdrawal can last years if not done correctly.  This is for many different reasons. Many detox centers today specialize in Benzo withdrawal symptoms.  Most people say that they would never take a Benzodiazepine again because the drug is so hard to come off of.  You need to be under the care of a licensed physician. Never just stop taking this medication cold turkey. A popular...
How to Avoid Binge Drinking on Your College Campus

How to Avoid Binge Drinking on Your College Campus

You just arrived at college and you have little to no friends yet.  You want to mingle in with the other students and have been invited to a weekend party.  This party will include cool music, beer, chatting and hookups.  You don’t drink, but feel stupid going to the party and saying, “I don’t drink.”  What can you do to not look like a dweeb? For starters, be honest with yourself.  Does drinking really make you cool?  In actuality, it doesn’t.  If you have the ability to party and have fun with no drinking involved, it makes you a stronger person. It makes you someone that knows yourself and what you need.  People that drink at parties often do so because they need to relieve stress or just have fun. If you can go to a party not having to drink, pat yourself on the back.  You are not a “party pooper”.  Instead, you are someone that knows how to have fun without all the drama and expense of drinking. Think about how much money you can save by not having to buy or chip in for beer at a party.  If you can just show up and have fun, you have conquered half of the battle.  Let people know you for what you stand for.  If you are true to yourself, then others will recognize that and find truth about you.  There is nothing worse than talking to someone drunk that has no idea who they are or what they are even talking about. Many students that binge drink don’t realize that it can be lethal to your...
How to Help Your Husband to Get Into an Alcohol Treatment Center

How to Help Your Husband to Get Into an Alcohol Treatment Center

Getting your husband into an alcohol treatment center is no easy task. It takes time, effort and patience to get him to see that you are serious about getting sober. Wives across the United States are often asking themselves why their husbands drink booze. Are they doing something wrong to contribute to their alcoholism? You are scared that if he doesn’t change, he will die. Your situation is best understood by rehabs across the United States. Many admissions counselors get calls every day from housewives that have had enough. They can no longer deal with their husband’s alcoholism. They either want to get him sober or divorce. Men are often the hardest people to convince that they need help. Most men want to believe that they are indestructible and do not even have a problem with alcohol. Getting him to see that he has a problem often takes an intervention. Interventions are costly, but often get the result that you are looking for. The interventionist can help you to see that sending him to a treatment center is the only option. Let him/her explain to you how the intervention process works. You will eventually see that your husband gets the help that they need because of the love that you have shown. If you have a loving relationship with your spouse, they don’t want to see you hurt and in pain. Often, they are willing to listen if you give them consequences. Your consequences may be that if you don’t get help, I am going to divorce you. Alcoholics often respond best when they understand the consequences of what...
The Treatment Facility that I Want to Go to Only Accepts Private Insurance

The Treatment Facility that I Want to Go to Only Accepts Private Insurance

If you have an alcohol or drug problem, you may already know that finding a treatment center that takes your insurance is not easy. Most people that call drug and alcohol treatment centers have no idea that their insurance will not pay for most of the treatment program that they want to attend. Treatment centers across the United States receive thousands of phone calls each day from people wanting to get treatment for a substance abuse problem. There is nothing worse than a client hearing that their insurance will not cover treatment for the facility that they have picked out. Most drug and alcohol treatment facilities accept private insurance plans and cash pay only. Unfortunately, many people today have Medicaid/Medicare and little funds to pay for treatment. What can you do if you in this kind of a situation. If you only have Medicaid/Medicare, the best thing that you can do is to search Google for Medicaid/Medicare approved facilities. This will help narrow your search to a treatment program in your area that accepts the kind of medical insurance that you have. Your other option is to go to your city hospital and tell them what your needs are and where you can get help for alcohol and drug addiction. There are some treatment centers in Florida that accept people with little or no insurance. One of these treatment centers is called Faith Farm Ministries. You can also go to SAMSHA.gov. Here you will find a lot of resources for you to get the help that you need with the type of insurance that you have.   The average...