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Addiction and the Brain

Did you know that your brain actually reinforces drug abuse? Granted, you take the first drink or pill because you want to know what it feels like. However, from there it’s a slippery and fast road to dependency. Here’s what you need to know about addiction and the brain. Drugs Interact with the Brain and…

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How to Have a Fun and Sober Halloween

Many people experience the fear of suffering from a relapse after completing drug abuse treatment. While this is a common concern, the development of a relapse-prevention plan can minimize this risk. Having a plan in place can help you enjoy holidays without stress. So how do you have an enjoyable, sober Halloween? Challenges Associated with…

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Myths About Women and Addiction

Although many women experience the challenges associated with an addiction, there are several common misconceptions about this process. For women to get the quality help they need, they need to be aware of these prevalent myths. So, what are some myths associated with women and addiction? Defining an Addiction To better understand women and addiction,…

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Why Do People Use Cocaine and Alcohol Together?

Many people considering treatment for substance abuse problems use more than one addictive substance on a regular basis. For instance, combining cocaine and alcohol is a common problem. Why do so many people combine various substances? Are there any lasting complications that can occur when combining substances? The information below will talk more about the…

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Often Overlooked Symptoms of Depression in Women

Many women today face the difficult challenge of clinical depression. In some cases, this problem can co-exist with substance abuse or addiction issues. It is essential to be able to recognize the symptoms of depression in women. It’s the best way to reduce stigma and improve access to treatment options. Understanding Depression Experiencing negative emotions…

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Fun Sober Activities for Fall

For many women who abuse drugs and alcohol, the only fun times they have are when they’re using. After they complete rehab, they might wonder what they’ll possibly do for fun in recovery. They may ask, “How can I have fun without drinking or using?” Although it’s not something they could have imagined while gripped…

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How to Find the Best Womens Rehab Center

Are you tired of the unending cycle of drug and alcohol addiction? The best womens rehab center can help you get your life back on track. Rehabs are very different, so choosing the right facility for you means making sure it meets your unique needs. The Need for Women-Only Rehab Many women don’t get the…

Signs of Psychological Dependence

As people spend more time abusing drugs and alcohol, their bodies become used to the substances. They grow dependent on them, and this dependence can be both physical and mental. Without treatment, many people get to a point where they can’t function without using. What is psychological dependence and how does it tie into addiction?…

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How Does Spiritual Therapy Work?

Drug and alcohol addiction affects more than your physical self. It also impacts your emotional and spiritual well-being. When you take the big step toward recovery, you’ll participate in various forms of therapy. They may be as different as psychotherapy and fitness therapy. However, what they all have in common is aligning your physical and…

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Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Does a family history of alcohol abuse put you at risk of following suit? Is alcoholism genetic or can it happen to anyone? If you’re struggling with addiction right now, you might be asking for the reasons why. In fact, there’s a variety of possibilities. Is Alcoholism Genetic? To be clear, so far, scientists haven’t…