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Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

Treatments For Benzo Addiction

Benzo prescriptions and overdose fatalities involving benzos have both risen over the course of the past decade and a half ...
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Benzo Detox Timeline: Everything You Need to Know

Alprazolam, better known as its brand name Xanax, is a benzodiazepine that’s widely prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorder ...
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Benzo Detox: What to Expect

As a prescribed medication, benzo use is not uncommon. The number of Americans who filled prescriptions for benzodiazepines increased to ...
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Why Detoxing From Alcohol at Home Isn’t Safe

Millions of adults face alcohol addiction every year. Many of those who struggle with alcoholism believe they can quit drinking ...
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What Is Binge Drinking?

Drinking alcohol in moderation is not typically considered harmful to one’s health. Drinking alcohol frequently and in large quantities is ...
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The Effect of Alcohol on the Brain

Alcohol can affect the brain even after one drink. How much the brain changes depends on how long a person ...
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Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Every time you drink alcohol, it affects the brain. The more you consume and the increased frequency at which you ...
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The Long-Term Effects of Benzodiazepine Use

Benzodiazepines have been used for decades as a treatment for anxiety and insomnia. More than a dozen benzos are available ...
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Treating Alcoholism

Alcoholism affects millions of people every year. According to the most recent data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse ...
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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Alcoholism can affect any person of any gender, age, and socioeconomic status, but is alcoholism hereditary? The answer is yes ...
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Is Alcoholism a Disease?

The term “alcoholism” is complex. Since millions of people drink alcohol regularly, some to excess, it can be difficult to ...
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How Do Benzodiazepines Work?

Unless you’re in the medical field, it’s unlikely that you refer to the familiar drug names of Xanax and Valium ...
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