Sedative Hypnotics, From Prescription to Addiction

Most of the time when we talk about devastating drug addictions people are referring to an opioid like heroin, or an amphetamine like meth. But sedative hypnotics are prescription medications that can become addictive when taken for prolonged periods of time or taken inappropriately. The initial exposure to sedatives can come by way of medicating for insomnia or… Read More

Tranquilizers are a Bigger Problem than You Think

There are many different kinds of drug addiction. We probably hear most about alcohol  opioid addictions these days but folks are also addicted to amphetamines and barbiturates. Many people in the 1950’s found themselves addicted to Tranquilizers due to their wide availability. Tranquilizers are addictive substances that can make you feel very relaxed and calm. They usually regulate… Read More

Stay Calm and Support Your Addicted Teen

You’ve just found out that your teenager has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or maybe both. Maybe you caught them with the substance, maybe you even caught them high or drunk. Hopefully they came to you for help voluntarily. Either way there are some things you must keep in mind to get through this incredibly difficult time… Read More

Treatment for Sedative Addiction

Sedatives are drugs designed to depress or slow down the central nervous system. These can include medicine for treating anxiety, seizures, insomnia, or epilepsy. Drugs include Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, and in some people’s opinion even alcohol. Use of these drugs has the potential for dependency and serious medical problems. Detoxing from Sedatives As with many drugs, detoxing from sedatives… Read More