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How to Ensure Long-Term Sobriety

Alcohol addiction and drug abuse are two serious epidemics running rampant throughout the United States. In 2015 alone, over 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older experienced an alcohol use disorder (AUD).[1] Drug use is alarmingly prevalent – 250 million adults ages 15-64 reported drug use in 2015, with 29.5 million admitting they have a drug use disorder.[2]

Sobriety isn’t a battle you have to fight alone, and you should never be ashamed or intimidated of seeking help. If you are trying to find different ways to stay sober and avoid substance abuse, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for our Cypress IOP treatment specialists’ ways to ensure long-term sobriety.

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Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a tough time for individuals going through recovery or currently in substance abuse treatment. Unfortunately, substance abuse and holiday stress coincide; however, they do not have to. Our mental health counseling professionals in Naples share ways you can survive this season during recovery, and how to stay sober during the holidays.

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Addiction Terms to Know Part 1, A-L

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Terms to Know

Upon seeking help for an addiction, you may hear and see some unfamiliar words, or some words that are used time and time again. Cypress West, a reputable center for IOP addiction help and family programs in Naples, shares some basic information below on important addiction terms to know that are commonly used.

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Important Signs of Benzo Drug Abuse to Pay Attention To

Benzodiazepines are prescription sedative drugs, commonly prescribed for high levels of anxiety disorders, panic attacks, muscle cramps, and seizure deterrence. Although they have a calming effect, benzodiazepines, or benzos, can be extremely addictive if taken in higher doses and more times than originally prescribed. Benzos can be classified as minor tranquilizers, and it’s important to understand that they are prescribed for short-term use. Benzos can result in fatal overdoses, as Cypress West regrets to report that unfortunately, these drugs account for thousands of deaths each year. Cypress West IOP treatment in Naples shares some important signs of benzo drug abuse and how to overcome an addiction to benzodiazepines.

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