What is an Enabler?

An enabler is a person who does not provide drugs or alcohol to a person with addiction but in some way supports them. That support allows the person to continue to engage in their negative behavior. For many people, be labeled this can seem like an insult because most people who engage in this behavior…

Alcoholism and Depression

Alcoholism and depression can occur at the same time. Alcohol is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the function of the central nervous system. In some cases, people turn to alcohol as a way to stop thinking about the negative aspects of their life brought on by depression symptoms. Treatment of both conditions…

How Xanax Addiction Develop

Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam and belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. The drug is typically used for sedative purposes. It’s often prescribed to patients dealing with mental health issues like panic disorder and anxiety. Doctors may also prescribe it to reduce nausea from chemotherapy, feelings of depression, and relief from…