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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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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…

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…

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…