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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

I never thought of myself as an addict, but I did end up addicted to anti-anxiety medication after developing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At some point, the medicine stopped being a way to deal with the nervousness and panic attacks, and became something my body craved. I knew that I needed help fast. Fortunately, a local drug rehab program includes support for people like me. They helped me wean off the medication, use methods like massage therapy to help my nerves heal, and even provided ongoing counseling for our family. I don't know how I would have made it without their help. If you suspect that your medication has crossed the line from being helpful to hurtful, take heart. Let me tell you about my journey out of addiction and back to wholeness.

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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

3 Benefits Of 12-Step Recovery Programs

Seeking help from a treatment facility for a drug addiction is one of the best decisions you can make in life. Getting clean and sober may not be easy, but it will offer a life of freedom and hope for the future. If you decide to do this, you may end up at a center that uses a 12-step program to help addicts with their problems. 12-step programs are used because they are very effective for many people, and here are some of the benefits they offer.

Feet On Fire Or Totally Numb When You Exercise? How Podiatric Sports Medicine Can Help

There are so many conditions and health problems that affect the feet of athletes. While some come with the territory (like sprains and strains), others may be a little more unusual or bizarre and will require a podiatrist's help to diagnose. If your feet feel like they are either on fire or totally numb, here is how podiatric sports medicine can help diagnose and treat these situations. Feet on Fire

The Zika Virus And Your Reproductive Health: What Women Should Know

With all of the buzz about the Zika virus in the news lately, it can be easy to find yourself in a panic, especially if you are a woman. As a woman, you have a great deal to worry about when it comes to your reproductive health, and now there is this new virus that seems to be causing panic and alarm. Before you become overwhelmed, get to know more about the Zika virus and how it can impact your reproductive health.

Warning Signs Of Vision Problems In Children

As children are still learning, growing, and developing, they may not know how to tell you something is wrong with their vision. This is especially true if you have a child who has not learned how to speak. Fortunately, there are a handful of warnings signs which could indicate your child has a problem with his or her vision. Eyes That Don't Focus Having crossed eyes is known as a condition called Strabismus.

Four Tips For Traveling With Cancer

It is not uncommon to still do many of the same things with cancer as you did before you got a cancer diagnosis including traveling. Taking a trip can be a great way to celebrate the end of treatments or fulfill a goal before starting the treatments. Whatever the reason may be, traveling with cancer can sometimes require a different type of planning than those who are not dealing with cancer.


Boomers all across the United States are facing the prospect of caring for aging parents, often while they themselves are still in the workforce and raising families of their own. It can be a big, stressful job, and planning before there's a crisis can make things easier for everyone.  Talk Talk to your parents, if possible, while they are still able to make decisions for themselves. Worried about how to initiate what is often a very daunting conversation?

What To Expect Once You Get Home From Having Hip Replacement Surgery

When you have hip replacement surgery, you will have a long recovery ahead of you. However, it will be worth it after you get your mobility back and can return to your normal lifestyle. After your surgery you will spend a couple days or so in the hospital where your pain will be controlled. You will also be taught simple exercises to do and given instructions on what you can and cannot do during your recovery.

How To Arrange A Military Funeral

When a military veteran passes, you have the option of giving them a military funeral, with or without honors. You have a lot to think about, from what cemetery to have the services in, to deciding if they will have a burial service or memorial service. Here are some things to consider when you begin planning the military funeral and deciding where it will be held. (For more information on options for military funerals, contact Hartsell Funeral Home or another establishment)

Two Techniques You Can Use To Relieve Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common issue that affects approximately 60–80% of the adult population in the United States.  Back pain can be minor, causing some discomfort when you stand for long periods of time, or it can be debilitating, making it nearly impossible for you to work because of the extremity of the pain.  Although you may manage your lower back pain with over-the-counter (OTC) or prescribed medications, or with regular visits to your doctor, there are techniques you can use to help reduce your lower back pain so that you can go about your daily duties without feeling uncomfortable.

3 Steps To Kick Starting Your Career As A Massage Therapist

These days, the demand for licensed and certified massage therapist is quite high. After all, a massage therapist can help reduce a person's muscle tension, relieve pain, and help a person to achieve a better overall quality of life. If working as a massage therapist is something you're interested in doing for a living, the good news is that there are a few steps you can take to kick start your career.