Woman with Benzo Addiction

Women’s Recovery for Benzo Addiction

Benzodiazepines or benzos are medications that doctors prescribe to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and other manic and depressive episodes. Unfortunately, as effective as they are in treating certain mental health disorders, benzos can also be highly addictive. At Crossroads Maine, we understand the delicate balance between mental health treatment and developing an addiction to…

NIDA Introduces New Drug Screening Tool and Resources for Docs

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) just launched an outreach program that includes an online screening tool and other resources for physicians. Called NIDAMED, the program aims to educate doctors around screening patients for drug use in order to identify problems before they turn into full-blown addiction. Doctors often cite lack of time with…