An OverviewMen have traditionally been the ones who have taken on the role of the family breadwinner, protector, and head of the household. Along with these responsibilities comes a lot of messages about what it means to be a man.Some of these messages teach a young man about being honest, hardworking, and respecting himself and...Read More
Even though we’ve come a long way toward accepting that addiction is a disease requiring professional treatment, we still haven’t done away with certain stigmas attached to it. One of them has to do with how we view women living with substance abuse compared to men who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.Addiction Stigma and...Read More
For parents who are seeking substance abuse treatment, one of the most important considerations is making appropriate childcare arrangements. Someone who is the primary caregiver for young children has to ensure that they are being looked after by a responsible person before finalizing arrangements to check in to a residential drug and alcohol program. There...Read More
More than half of pregnant women take some type of drug (prescription, over the counter, or illicit), use tobacco, or drink alcohol at some point before they deliver. Even the most careful mother-to-be may use something before she discovers that she’s pregnant. Heroin abuse, however, can have particularly devastating consequences.Pregnant Women May be Reluctant to...Read More
How can you be sure that you are really helping your addicted loved one?Are there ways that you can tell when you may be close to stepping over the line into enabling him or when you have already crossed it?At times it can be difficult for those closest to someone who is struggling with an...Read More
On the surface, guilt and shame seem to be intertwined as part of the same ball of emotion.They form part of the negative feelings that people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction experience in varying degrees. If you could start to unravel it, however, you would find that these feelings aren’t identical at all.Understanding...Read More
There are distinct differences between men and women when it comes to addiction.The two genders don’t use drugs in the same manner and they respond to them differently. To understand more about this topic, let’s take a look at some facts about men and addiction.1. Men Are More Likely Than Women to Use Most Types...Read More
Most people have heard that long-term heavy drinking can lead to liver problems, but cirrhosis is only one of the health risks associated with excessive alcohol use. Research has shown that heavy drinking will damage your health in multiple ways. It’s also a leading preventable cause of death.How Long-Term Heavy Drinking Affects the BodyChronic heavy...Read More
Guilt is an emotion that many people in recovery are familiar with.Once they are free from the influence of addictive substances, they can step back and see how their addiction has impacted their family members and friends in a way that may not have been clear when they were drinking or using.Feeling guilty is our...Read More
While opioids are taking up plenty of space in headlines and on the news, it would be a mistake to ignore the deadly health consequences of alcohol. Alcohol continues to be responsible for its own deadly epidemic—claiming 38,000 more lives each year than opioid abuse.Alcohol Continues to Claim More Lives Than Opioid AbuseNearly 50,000 people...Read More
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