Easy Ways To Incorporate Healthy Habits in your New Year Plans

Easy Ways to Incorporate Healthy Habits into Your New Year’s Plans

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends. This season can be especially difficult for women struggling with addiction. Women are at a higher risk of depression, stress, and anxiety over the holidays, and as a result, may turn to drugs and alcohol for relief. Fortunately, having a healthy new year may…

Why You Need A Support System in Recovery

Why You Need a Support System in Recovery

Generally speaking, women who have successfully completed an addiction treatment program have done so with a strong recovery support system behind them. According to research sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, women without a strong support system at home are at an increased risk of relapse after recovery. For this reason, family therapy is an…

Attainable New Year Goals to Help You in Recovery

Setting Goals for Recovery in the New Year

According to the American Psychological Association, setting goals is an integral part of addiction recovery. It promotes hope and enhances motivation, helping residents focus on what’s important to them and create a vision of their future sober life. The new year is the perfect time to start a newly sober and happy life. An alcohol…

The Importance Of Nutrition In Addiction Recovery

The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is hard on the mind and spirit, but it is especially hard on the body. One of the best ways to avoid the physical damage that so often accompanies addiction is to pay attention to nutrition. Nutrition is important for everybody’s health, but ignoring proper nutrition can have particularly devastating effects when your body has…

Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

The Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

A 2018 study at Harvard University Medical School revealed that exercise has a significant impact in treating substance use disorders for alcohol and opioids. Out of 20 participants who completed the program, ten of the participants abstained completely from their substance of choice, while another five said they had decreased their substance abuse. It is…

Tips To Stay Present and Sober During The Holidays

Tips for Staying Present and Sober During the Holidays

It is no secret that alcohol sales increase during the holidays. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve of 2019, they increased by an astonishing 159%. Average alcohol sales rose by nearly 3 billion dollars over Christmas and New Year’s that year, and this year it is likely to increase even more. With so much drinking…

Avoiding Holiday Pitfalls Your Guide To Health & Wellness During The Winter Season

Avoiding Holiday Pitfalls: Your Guide To Health and Wellness During the Winter Season

The holidays are a time for gathering with friends and family, for celebrating the year gone by, and looking forward to the year to come. For some, it also means feeling depressed or getting the “winter blues.” If you feel depressed at the same time each year, you may be experiencing seasonal depression. Seasonal depression…

What Is Different About Alcohol Addiction Treatment For Women

What Is Different About Alcohol Addiction Treatment for Women?

Alcohol addiction is a mental health concern that does not have a one-size-fits-all solution that will work for everyone. It is not like the flu, where you can take one shot and be inoculated. As a result, treatment for addiction in an alcohol rehab program must suit the specific needs of the individual struggling with…

women's drug addiction treatment center in charleston

Finding a Women’s Drug Treatment Center in Charleston

Biologically, men and women are affected by drugs differently. Women are also more likely to start abusing drugs due to the additional pressure women face on a day-to-day basis. According to the National Institutes of Health, women are unfortunately also far less likely to seek treatment and more likely to find barriers to treatment when…