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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…

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Key Advantages of a Health and Wellness-Based Rehab Center

Your overall health and wellness are integral to leading a happy and productive life. Research shows that women with serious mental health issues like depression and substance use disorders have a life expectancy of 10-25 years less than a healthy person.1 A rehab and wellness center can help patients struggling with mental health issues through…

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…