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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 You Can Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery

    Knee replacement surgery can be nerve-racking, especially if you do not know what is going to happen once the surgery is over. The more prepared you are for the aftermath of your surgery, the better you will feel about your ability to recover quickly, and this will help you get into the frame of mind for healing. Take a look at some of the major things you can expect to happen after knee replacement surgery.

    Guidelines To Treat Psoriatic Arthritis

    When it comes to pain relief, you need to be aware of the treatments that work the best. This is particularly true if you are dealing with something as chronic and potentially irritating as psoriatic arthritis. This is a form of arthritis that more than 8 million people in the United States deal with. If you are one of millions that are dealing with this chronic condition, it's important that you do your due diligence so that you can understand it and get the treatment and healing that you are looking for.

    Preparing A Parent For The Transition To A 24-Hour Nursing Care Center

    When adult children become the caregivers for their parents, they may find that the needs of the parents outweigh what they can provide. You may find that your parent needs constant supervision to stay safe, or you may determine that you aren't able to provide the level of medical care needed to keep your loved one healthy. It's a good idea to have a contingency plan in place before this type of situation arises so your parent is prepared for all potential living situations.

    Submental Fat Treatments From Least Invasive To Most Invasive

    Submental fat, that pooch of fat just under your chin that gives you that double-chin look, is a plague for many. Even when you are of average weight or on the lean side, that double chin prevails. If you are tired of people looking in your face and thinking you are fat when you are not, you can address the double chin through plastic surgery or less invasive procedures. The following submental fat treatments are ranked from least invasive to most invasive for your consideration.

    3 Things To Know About Treating ED And High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is a common problem with men who are in their 50s, and the most common way to treat this problem is through medication. The problem many men experience from taking medication to lower their blood pressure is erectile dysfunction (ED). If you are currently struggling with ED, and if you are on medication for high blood pressure, the medication might be the cause of the problem. If so, here are several things you should know about this.

    Rent or Lease the Medical Equipment You Need for Short Term-Use

    Medical equipment is often expensive to buy, and if you are looking for a way to afford it, you could rent or lease the products you need. If you are looking at short-term use, the cost to purchase the medical equipment may be out of reach for many people. And if you need the equipment for eight weeks and then you are not going to use it again, there is no reason to buy it.

    3 Ailments An Urgent Care Facility Can Treat

    Are you the parent of one or more children? Do you worry about what to do when your child becomes sick or injured? In the past, you either would have had to make an appointment with your child's pediatrician and hope that they could get you in quickly or else you would have had to deal with an expensive bill for an emergency room visit. Thankfully, there is a third option now: visiting an urgent care facility.

    3 Tips For Avoiding Constipation After Your Gastric Bypass

    The health risks associated with obesity cause many morbidly obese individuals to seek surgical help when it comes to managing their weight. Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure where the first part of the small intestine is bypassed, connecting the stomach and the lower intestine directly. Smaller amounts of food can be eaten following gastric bypass, resulting in weight loss. One of the side effects you might face after your gastric bypass is constipation.