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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…

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How Do I Know If I Have an Addictive Personality?

Psychologists currently work with a model that acknowledges 16 different personality types. It’s interesting to note that the addictive personality isn’t a part of it. But are there some personality traits that make you more likely to develop a drug habit than someone else? Moreover, if you believe that this fits you to the letter,…

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What Is Physical Dependency?

Addiction’s a complicated disease. You have the psychological cravings. However, there’s also a physical dependency. So what does it take to overcome a drug habit? Understanding the Mechanism of Addiction As a chronic illness, addiction affects the body as well as the mind. Physical dependency manifests when your body craves a substance. Even though the…

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Codependency and Addiction

Codependency and addiction often go together. Called codependent personality disorder by therapists, this condition usually has roots in childhood. Of course, the same is true of addiction. Together, these two conditions create a cycle that is hard to get out of without the right help. What Is Codependent Behavior? Codependent behavior varies from one person…