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Am I an Alcoholic?

Question: A few of my friends and family members have said something to me about my drinking recently. I never thought I was an alcoholic. Neither of my parents are alcoholics, and it doesn’t really run in my family. How do you know when you are an alcoholic? When can I know that it’s time…


How Can I Stop Xanax?

Question: I have been on Xanax for a year. At first, it really helped my anxiety, but lately, I’m starting to feel like it’s really a problem. How do I know if I’m addicted to it? Can I stop taking it? – Clare Hi¬†Clare, Well, you’re definitely not alone. Studies show that over 60,000 adults…


Can I Hang Out With My Old Friends?

Question: I realized a month ago that drugs and alcohol were controlling my life, and I decided that I needed to get clean and sober. I started going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Since I have made these changes, I have been a lot healthier and a lot more productive. A lot…