woman struggles with a benzo addiction

Identifying a Benzo Addiction

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a type of highly addictive sedative. These drugs are often prescribed to people who have insomnia, seizures, anxiety, or muscle pain. Yet, they are often misused, especially for those seeking the calming effect they tend to have on the central nervous system. Benzo addiction can be severe and even life-threatening. If…

woman struggles with seasonal affective disorder

Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Almost everyone experiences a bout of depression during their lifetime. It may even start as stress and not make you feel unhappy, just off. Depression may last most of your life, for a few years, or a few months. How long your depression lasts plays a significant role in seasonal affective disorder. You may know…

football players that are at risk for CTE

Treatment for Football-Induced CTE

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is one of the lesser common brain injuries that can occur during football and other traumatic brain injury accidents. This condition describes brain degeneration that often is attributed to repeated head traumas. If your loved one has been diagnosed with a football-induced CTE, our team at Springfield Wellness Center may be…

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Facts About Benzos And Alcohol

Benzos or benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that are used for anxiety. The brand names for the drug include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Librium, and Ativan. Though they are commonly used for people suffering from anxiety, these medications are commonly abused. Benzos and alcohol is the most common form of abuse concerning benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, this is also…

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Exactly What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

While many of us understand what substance abuse or substance use disorder entails (i.e., abusing drugs or alcohol), we may not understand what is polysubstance abuse. Also, there may be various definitions of polysubstance abuse. Thus, to find the right addiction treatment, it’s important to understand what polysubstance abuse entails. Springfield Wellness Center has the…