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Older adults are binge drinking at alarming rates

Binge drinking among Americans over 50 jumped 19% between 2005 and 2014.   Binge drinking is booming — among boomers. In fact, more than one in 10 Americans ages 65 and older are binge drinkers, according to a New York University study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on Wednesday, which is

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The Dangers of Quitting Xanax Cold Turkey

Individuals can really shock their systems if they try to stop taking Xanax altogether without weaning off it. When a person is abusing this drug, the body becomes accustomed to the effects it causes, and without the drug, the body doesn’t know how to respond. As a result, it goes into overdrive trying to compensate

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7 Xanax Side Effects You Should Know About

Deadly breathing problems? Yup, that’s one. “Everyone likes Xanax,” says Philip R. Muskin, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. That’s because it takes away anxiety, it’s potent, and it works really well, he says. But that’s also the problem with it,

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