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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

    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.

    Why Women Are Increasingly Choosing A Midwife For Their Birth

    Midwives have been traditionally used for births throughout history, and many women are increasingly turning once again to midwives to deliver their child for reasons surrounding safety and comfort. However, it's important to know what the benefits of choosing a midwife are and whether a midwife is right for you. Here is some information to help you make the right choice for your baby: Midwife Basics Midwives are specialists trained to help you throughout your pregnancy, during your delivery, and after your delivery as well.

    Childhood Asthma And Sports: 3 Tips For Parents

    It's difficult to understate how important physical activity is in childhood. Your child will go to gym in school and may want to play sports. And normally, that's a good thing – with childhood obesity on the rise, participating in sports and physical activities is the best possible thing for a child's health. However, if your child has asthma, you may be hesitant to allow them to fully participate. Asthma attacks in some children can be brought on by physical exertion, especially running.

    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)

    3 Ways To Protect Your Veneers From Damage

    Veneers are often used to correct any faults that your dentists finds with your smile. While veneers are an excellent way to correct dental flaws they must be taken care of in order to last. Most veneers get damaged by ceramic fracture, cracks, chipping or debonding. While wear and tear on veneers is expected over a period of time, you can help slow down the process by taking proper care of your veneers.

    Should You Seek Respite Care?

    If you're the primary caregiver for an ailing parent, child, or other relative, you're probably well accustomed to being "on call" twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. However, even the most dedicated caregiver needs an occasional break -- even for something as minor as running to the grocery store or a doctor's appointment. Luckily, there are caregivers called respite caregivers who can assist you with these needs. Read on to learn more about respite care and whether this service is right for you.

    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.

    What Skin Tests Are Performed To Diagnose Allergies?

    When a person suffers from allergies, life can be very uncomfortable. They may have symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy skin, hives or even more severe health problems. For some people, allergies may even bring about life threatening complications. Fortunately, skin tests can be done to diagnose what a patient is and is not allergic to. These tests can be done in different ways and some can produce results within only minutes.