Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that was originally developed to treat certain personality disorders. Now the use of DBT has been expanded to treat other self-destructive behaviors including substance use disorders. Dialectic refers to the coming together of two opposites. In the case of DBT, the two opposites are acceptance and…

Common Street Drugs in Texas

For residents of Texas who use street drugs and need drug rehabilitation, Houston and other large cities offer many treatment options. Street drugs come in a variety of forms and are being used by people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to get high or to take the edge off physical or emotional pain. If…

Binge Drinking & Diabetes: The Risk

Binge drinking is a risky form of short-term alcohol consumption that leaves you intoxicated in no more than a couple of hours. When you repeatedly binge on alcohol, you seriously increase your chances of developing diagnosable problems with abuse and/or addiction. You also apparently increase your chances of developing the blood sugar disorder type 2…

Tactics to Temper Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as having five or more drinks for men, and four or more drinks for women, within about a two-hour timeframe. In a 2015 report from the NIAAA, almost 27% of adults 18 and older said they had engaged in binge drinking…

Etizolam: Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Etizolam is the name of an anti-anxiety medication legally prescribed in several countries (e.g., India, Italy and Japan), but not legally prescribed in the U.S. This medication belongs to a group of substances called thienodiazepines, which bear a strong chemical resemblance to a well-known group of sedative/tranquilizers called benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, in America, etizolam has become…

Art Therapy for Teens Suffering From Addiction

Current figures show that American teenagers are substantially reducing their involvement in many kinds of substance use. Despite this fact, millions of teens still abuse alcohol, marijuana or other substances, and a significant number of these teens develop diagnosable symptoms of addiction and enter treatment. Recent research shows that the use of art therapy for…