Sleep Deprivation and Addiction

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation And Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Your Guide to Achieving a Healthy Sleep Pattern Sleep deprivation or insufficient sleep is the condition of not having enough sleep. This lack of sleep can have profound consequences on your physical health, puts you at risk of serious medical....

What are the Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms of Cocaine Abuse?

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant and therefore extremely addictive, both physically and mentally. Made from the coca plant leaves it goes by many ‘street’ names including coke, blow, snow, crack and rocks. Utilised by healthcare professionals for medical purposes as....
high functioning alcoholic

Are You A High Functioning Alcoholic?

High functioning alcoholism has become more and more common, especially with the pressures and demands of today's society to be seen as successful. Officially classed as alcohol use disorder, the problem can range from mild to severe in its symptoms.....
opioid addiction

Can You Quit Opioids Cold Turkey? Perhaps. . . but Residential Treatment is the Better Option!

Addicted to opioids and you want to stop? You may be considering going cold turkey and trying to quit on your own using willpower alone. This may work for some, but it can be dangerous to your health to withdraw....

5 Tips for Addiction Relapse Prevention

Preventing a relapse There is an old quote that goes, “Failing to plan is like planning to fail.” You need to have a plan on how to get where you are going, and if you don’t, how will you get....

Cannabis – Should it be Decriminalised?

There is much concern about the link between cannabis use and mental health problems and the risk of dependence. Research shows that 10% of regular users become dependent on it, and the risk of addiction is higher if you start....
Keep kids off drugs

5 Ways To Help Keep Kids Off Drugs

How Can You Help Keep Kids off Drugs? It is the topic of conversation every mum and dad go through with their kids, the talk about drugs. There are ways however that you can help to keep kids off drugs.....

Is the Opioid Epidemic Spreading to the UK?

The Rise in Opioid Addiction The US has had to cope with an opioid epidemic since the 1990s, seeing substantial increases in opioid use and misuse – of opioids, especially for morphine and codeine. There has also been a coinciding....

Legal Highs: What Are They and Why Are They Banned?

New Psychoactive Substances like Spice, which have resulted in scores of users being hospitalised over the UK were "expected to leave more people needing emergency medical treatment" than any other drug and resulting in legal highs addiction, the Global Drug....
helping loved one get off drugs

Helping A Loved One Get Off Drugs

Helping a Loved One Get Off an Alcohol and Drugs Addiction It can be scary, sad, and disheartening to watch someone you love who has an alcohol and drugs addiction. Addiction to drugs or alcohol can be most torturous to....


Temazepam faq

What will help temazepam withdrawal?

Certain medications can help to lessen the severity of a temazepam withdrawal. Substituting your medication for a longer-acting benzodiazepine such as diazepam might help to prevent certain withdrawal symptoms from occurring. There may also be medication or nutritional supplements that will help to ease the symptoms that you experience, such as anxiety or aches and pains.

What happens if you mix temazepam (restoril) with other drugs?

Some people may mix a “downer” like Restoril with an “upper,” or central nervous system stimulant, like cocaine or methamphetamine. Using a stimulant and depressant together can be dangerous. This combination pulls a person’s body in two different directions, an effect that could cause profound stress on the heart and other important functions. This may cause a person not to realize how intoxicated they are, bringing them to use more of the other substance. Doing so could cause overdose.

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