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Will Evidence-Based Therapies for Addiction Work for Me?

When it comes to addiction, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. However, there are certain therapies that have been shown to be effective in treating substance use disorders. The term “evidence-based” refers to therapies that have been rigorously tested and shown to be effective in treating addiction. There are a variety of evidence-based therapies for addiction,…

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3 Facts About Women’s GI Damage from Alcohol Abuse

Women who drink heavily can face unexpected impacts on their physical health. Alcohol abuse can cause cognitive issues like memory loss, mental health concerns like anxiety and depression, and physical health issues like heart disease. While alcohol addiction can affect every aspect of a person’s life, women who abuse alcohol may be particularly vulnerable to…

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Physical Effects of Cocaine Abuse on a Woman’s Body

Cocaine use can cause a number of physical and mental health issues. This illicit drug constricts blood vessels and increases heart rate, which can lead to cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke. Cocaine also interferes with the brain’s ability to process dopamine, which can lead to feelings of euphoria followed by depression. The…

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Are Women More Prone to Benzo Addiction?

Benzodiazepines, also called benzos, are a class of psychoactive drugs that act as central nervous system depressants. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world and include drugs like Xanax, Ativan, and Valium. Benzos are typically prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia, but they can also be used to treat seizure…

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Give the Gift of “Real Change” This Mother’s Day

Addiction is a chronic disease, meaning that many of those who struggle with addiction will relapse more than once before achieving long-term sobriety. For women who are struggling with addiction, Mother’s Day can be a challenging holiday. It can be a reminder of what they’ve lost and what they’re still fighting for. Mother’s Day is…

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How Alcohol Affects Physical Health in Women

Even moderate alcohol consumption can take a toll on your physical health. Women who struggle with alcohol use disorder, however, are more likely to experience serious health problems as a result of their alcohol consumption. Ranging from organ damage to an increased risk of cancer, the physical effects of alcohol abuse can be devastating. Learning…

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Top 10 Health Consequences of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can impact physical and mental health in a number of ways. Not only can addiction to substances like alcohol or opioids lead to chronic health problems, but it can also cause mental health concerns that make lasting recovery challenging. However, addiction treatment programs can help reverse many of the effects of substance use…

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Will Yoga for Addiction Recovery Work for Me?

Women suffering from addiction can find relief from their cravings by practicing yoga regularly as part of their addiction recovery. In a recent substance use disorder study, 95% of participants in a program that involved yoga reported having an easier time with their cravings and more confidence in their ability to maintain abstinence.1 Yoga for…