Deana Burton is a social worker with over 20 years of experience. She has worked with a variety of clients in many different settings, which has led her to specialize in helping people address their substance abuse issues and overcome their battle with addiction. This blog has been medically reviewed by Kiera Cordiano MS, LMHC.

Ativan For Alcohol Withdrawal

Ativan For Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal occurs when heavy drinkers stop drinking after having drunk heavily for a long time. Alcohol withdrawal can cause serious health problems, including seizures and death in some cases. It’s essential to seek treatment if you have symptoms of alcohol withdrawal after you’ve stopped drinking or reduced your alcohol intake significantly. If left untreated, the…

What is an Enabler

What Is an Enabler?

According to the dictionary, an enabler makes something easy, creating the conditions for it to happen. While this definition is valid in all aspects of enabling, it’s especially true regarding addiction treatment and continued addictive behavior allowance, without consequences. Codependency can throw a wrench in treating addiction, so it’s crucial to address it accordingly in…