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Anxiety Treatment Centers Portland ME

The number of prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications in Portland have certainly been on the rise over the last few decades. And the medication can relieve some of the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the pills do not address the cause of the anxiety itself. Just like any medication, anti-anxiety drugs have side effects and safety concerns and people using them need to be careful.

Karen Repasky, L.C.S.W., LLC
(207) 671-1301
836 Main Street
Westbrook, ME
 
Shelley O'Bar, LCSW
(207) 944-1849
96 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME
 
Independence Project / Substance Abuse Services
(207) 945-9777
96 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME
 
Karen Repasky, L.C.S.W., LLC
(207) 671-1301
836 Main Street
Westbrook, ME
 
Northeast Occupational Exchange Inc
(207) 553-7056
74 Elm St
Portland, ME
 
Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
(207) 624-8674
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME
 
Jill Mertinke, LCPC, NCC
(207) 263-9444
25 Maine Street #8
Machias, ME
 
Effortless Success Hypnosis
(207) 731-2666
36 Division Street
Bangor, ME
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(603) 431-7131
118 Maplewood Ave.
Portsmouth, ME
 
AA Alcoholics Anonymous
(207) 774-4335
78 Portland St
Portland, ME
 

Popping Pills: When is it a Problem

Q: I notice that many of my friends are popping anti-anxiety pills more frequently. I am sure there are risks associated with such behavior but what are they and how do I know if my friends are in danger?

The number of prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications have certainly been on the rise over the last few decades. And the medication can relieve some of the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the pills do not address the cause of the anxiety itself. Just like any medication, anti-anxiety drugs have side effects and safety concerns and people using them need to be careful.

Common side effects include: dizziness, light-headedness, day-time sleepiness, confusion, slow reflexes, poor coordination, stomach upset or nausea and depression. Anti-anxiety pills can also interact with other medications and should never be taken with alcohol, prescription painkillers or sleeping pills. If your friends are using anti-anxiety medication, they should make sure to follow the instructions of their doctors and read the drug information inserts. The medication can be used safely if under the care/direction of a health professional.


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