How Can Anxiety and Alcohol Withdrawal Negatively Influence Each Other?

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Recovery from addiction to alcohol can be a difficult process both mentally and physically. Alcohol has a depressive effect on the body and the mind. This means that alcohol causes brain function to slow down significantly. It even alters the way the body’s nerves and nervous system communicate with one another, essentially changing the actual chemistry of the body and the brain. Once the central nervous system becomes accustomed to the presence of alcohol, then it has to exert more effort to keep the brain aware and functioning and to keep the various nerves working effectively and communicating as much […]

How Do You Cope with Anxiety When Detoxing from Benzos?

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Coping with withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepines can often trigger the same anxiety and stressful feelings you are trying to treat with these drugs. These benzodiazepines work to regulate one’s nerve cell activity, effectively reducing excitement in nerve cells through the work of one’s GABA-A (gamma-aminobutyric acid-A) receptors. While benzos are used to treat panic and anxiety discourses for short periods of time, many individuals to become dependent on these drugs. Someone that is taking benzos regularly for longer than four months will likely experience the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. These individuals have often been using benzos for several years as […]