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woman holding white sign with black question mark on it against pink background - willpower
One of the most common misconceptions about addiction is that anyone should be able to quit if only they put their mind to it. As advances in addiction science continue to educate all of us about this brain disease, it’s easier to clarify at what point willpower plays a role in sobriety. Understanding Willpower What...
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A spirit of service has animated the work of Willingway since its founding in 1971. As Willingway celebrates 50 years of helping people overcome substance use disorders, our commitment to personalized, evidence-based, compassionate care continues to drive our work. We are proud of our history and excited for the future as we help individuals reclaim...
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handsome young Black man sitting on the edge of his bed looking distraught - clonazepam withdrawal
Clonazepam—also referred to by the brand name Klonopin—is a central nervous system depressant often prescribed to help people manage conditions such as anxiety disorder, insomnia, panic disorder, seizures, and social phobias. Considered a controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), clonazepam might cause emotional and physical dependence. Clonazepam: What You Need to Know...
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Vance A. Raham - Medical Director at Willingway
Military veterans and active service members put their lives on the line for the benefit of others. However, when their lives are at risk due to addiction or mental health disorders, many of them feel they have nowhere to turn for confidential, evidence-based treatment. The Difference You’ll Find at Willingway Our inpatient rehabilitation facility, outpatient...
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senior man with his head in one hand and cell phone in the other - Ativan addiction
Ativan is a prescription medication frequently given to patients to induce a calming or tranquilizing effect. Classified in a category of drugs known as benzodiazepines, it can be addictive if not properly monitored. If you or a loved one has Ativan dependency, you’ll likely need professional treatment to reduce the impact of withdrawal symptoms. Facts...
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middle aged man and woman walking outdoors after funeral or burial - drug overdoses
Medical services around the world felt extreme pressure dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Unfortunately, that meant a lot of other severe health issues mounted in its wake, including drug addiction and overdoses. Alarming Data on Lives Lost Early in 2021, PBS Newshour reported that “more Americans died from drug overdose in a 12-month...
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closeup of senior hands on wooden cane - seniors and addiction - loneliness
A troubling rise in senior citizens with addiction has occurred in the past decade, and loneliness is one primary reason. If you’re concerned about your health or that of a loved one, here’s what to know and how to get help. A Changing World: Why Seniors Are More Lonely Let’s start with an obvious recent...
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teen girl sitting alone and looking sad
When you feel in your heart that a teenager you love is struggling with drug or alcohol use, it’s difficult to know where to turn, much less how to solve the problem. Here are some suggestions to help you create a plan to seek professional treatment. What’s Happening in the Adolescent Brain Emotions run high...
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woman sitting on edge of her bed with hand on her head - antidepressants
While antidepressants aren’t categorized as addictive substances, you should still be cautious about stopping or switching medication. Here are some points to remember when discussing a change with your healthcare provider. Why Most People Take Antidepressants The majority of individuals prescribed antidepressants have some form of clinical depression, often the result of a combination of...
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