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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

    Acupuncture: Is The Pain Relief All In Your Head?

    Acupuncture originated in China where it has been practiced for thousands of years. In about the second half of the twentieth century, the practice started spreading across the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Today, people all around the world use acupuncture to ease pain caused by a variety of conditions. While some researchers believe acupuncture eases pain by stimulating pain-sensing nerves, other believe the pain is relieved due to the placebo effect.

    How To Avoid Straining Your Back While Shoveling

    The amount of snowfall keeps on increasing in much of North America and so does the chance that you'll hurt your back shoveling it off your driveway and sidewalks. If you want to avoid back pain, there are some things you can do to minimize the stress on your back when moving lots of snow. Thousands of people are hurt each year shoveling snow, and most injured shovelers reported hurting their lower back.

    Diagnosed With A Torn Rotator Cuff? 3 Surgical Alternatives

    One of the most common repetitive-use injuries is a torn rotator cuff.  In fact, nearly 2 million patients visited physicians in 2008 alone because of rotator cuff issues. Sometimes, torn rotator cuffs do not respond to non-invasive treatments.  If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following 3 surgical alternatives. Open Rotator Cuff Repair If you suffered a torn rotator cuff, you might be tired of annoying symptoms such as:

    Thinking Of Getting Breast Implants? Ease The Transition With These Tips

    Breast implants can dramatically change your look. But what if you aren't going for that much of a size increase? What if you just want enhancement, but don't want it obvious to friends and family that you had work done. Fortunately, there are ways to ease into your new breasts. Make Use Of Padded Bras Padded bras are an excellent way to make your breasts appear larger as you approach your surgery date.


    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.

    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.