Lori Martin, LSW is a Project Coordinator/Case Manager at Crossroads. She recently sat down with Amber to talk about treatment at Crossroads in the Pregnant and Postpartum Residential Grant Program and how it has changed her life. The following is Amber’s story of recovery, as told by Lori. Continue reading
The 4th Annual Walk for Recovery will begin in Portland’s Monument Square on Saturday, September 21st at 10:00am (registration starts at 8:30am). Crossroads has teamed up with six other local substance abuse and mental health organizations – including Catholic Charities Counseling Services, Milestone Foundation, Day One, York County Shelter/Serenity House, Health Care for the Homeless and Portland Recovery Community Center – to bring you this fun event. Continue reading
Increased heart rate, sweaty palms, shortness of breath. These are only some of the symptoms of anxiety that we all experience at some point in life.
Regardless whether it was an important day of your life, or the moment before a very stressful exam, anxiety attacks are normal. But what happens when you experience these symptoms every day, regardless of the circumstances? And if you should take a single drug to treat these conditions, what would it be?
After interviewing hundreds of patients over at http://www.insight2recovery.org/, every day is a struggle with anxiety. Regardless whether we’re speaking about compulsive behavior, panic attacks, stress or phobias, every day is filled with alarming symptoms.
Most people who suffer from panic attacks or anxiety require medical help, but most often end up going to the wrong doctors. Pain or heart palpitations are symptoms of panic attacks, case in which you your cardiologist. But the problem can be easily solved with a visit to a psychologist.
He is able to tell us what it is like when panic attacks occur and what the symptoms are alarming. In addition to psychological therapy, most doctors will recommend certain medications, such as the highly popular Xanax.
What is Xanax?
Xanax, or alprazolam, is a drug used to treat anxiety by reducing abnormal excitement in the brain. It is prescribed in tablets ranging in concentration from 0.25 milligrams to 2 milligrams. Concentration of the drug is prescribed depending on severity of the condition.
Xanax poses some side effects, including drowsiness, headache, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, dry mouth or changes in body weight.
When should you take Xanax?
Before any treatment with Xanax is very important to talk with your doctor. He will explain you the side effects and proper administration. If you suffer from certain allergies you should also consult the doctor .
Xanax may interact with other drugs, so you should not forget this when talking with your doctor. Also, if you suffer from depression, epilepsy, lung disease, kidney or liver problems, then you should beware of this medicine.
Xanax should only be administered when the doctor prescribes it. Do not change your dose and do not discontinue treatment without medical advice.
When does the overdose occur and which are the consequences?
A Xanax overdose is regarded as intaking any quantity that is higher than the one recommended by your doctor. An overdose can be extremely dangerous, leading to shortness of breath, heart aches and other symptoms which may eventually end with death. This drug becomes nearly 100% lethal if combined with alcohol.
If you take more Xanax then your body supports, then chances are you’re going to die or enter into a coma if you don’t receive urgent medical care. As far as examples go, numerous people in the world and even the famous pop star Michael Jackson died from a Xanax overdose.
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