The Dangers of Xanax Abuse

Xanax is a benzodiazepine that is prescribed for anxiety disorders, panic disorders, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal. However, the drug is highly addictive and has a high risk potential for abuse. Even though Xanax is extremely addictive, it is the most frequently prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States.[1] People who abuse Xanax can develop a…

What is a Recovery Coach?

A recovery coach, or sober coach, is a broad title for an individual that wears many hats and covers many different roles. Recovery coaches work to remove barriers, obstacles, and provide support for recovering individuals seeking to overcome obsessive, compulsive, and destructive behaviors. These mentors spark an ongoing relationship to help people who are in…

5 Signs You Have a Problem with Alcohol

There are various signs and symptoms of a drinking problem. Some are easy to recognize, while others are more subtle. In addition, the severity of a person’s drinking problem can make the warning signs more obvious. However, mild alcohol abuse, or high-functioning alcoholics, are often overlooked. Unfortunately, what seems to be minor issues become worse…

Suicide: An Overdose of Trauma

Nobody likes to utter the word: suicide. It’s ugly. It’s distasteful. It’s troubling. Most of us would rather look away from this fatal consequence of mental illness—and remain blissfully ignorant to just how prevalent suicide is in our world. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Over 45,000 people die each…