Opioid Addiction in Women

The opioid epidemic in the United States is worse than it’s ever been. Many people are dying from fatal overdoses each year, and families are torn apart by a person’s addiction. Opioid addiction is extremely cunning because it can often start with the abuse of pain medications, and it can then evolve into a heroin […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are Teenage Girls More Likely to Begin Abusing Drugs at an Early Age?

As a whole, young people are the most susceptible to becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone based on specific risk factors. One of the biggest risk factors of becoming addicted is a person’s age. Those who begin abusing drugs or alcohol during their teenage years are much […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drug Addiction as Taboo

 

Unfortunately, there is a stigma that surrounds the disease of addiction but it has become much better in recent years. Scientific research has discovered that addiction is a legitimate illness that is beyond a person’s control. This has helped addiction become a more open topic to discuss but women still often come across difficulties discussing […]

By |July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Female Drinking Risks

Alcoholism in women is far more dangerous than many people understand. Women specifically suffer from a variety of different issues that can lead to alcoholism, and long-term drinking can also cause different types of health issues. Women are also more likely to become dependent to alcohol due to their physiological makeup. Due to their smaller […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pre Existing Conditions, Surgery and Addiction

The United States has been seeing a growing opioid epidemic for many decades, and it’s an issue that’s been getting a lot of attention from the 2016 presidential candidates. From a young age, people learn that drug addiction is something that can become a potentially fatal situation so it’s baffling to try to understand how […]

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Drug Abuse as a Cause for Homelessness

Drug abuse problems are continuing to rise in the United States. One reason for this rise is the increased availability of both illegal and prescription drugs. Drug abuse has many negative consequences, and one of the most common results is homelessness.

Drug Abuse is Spreading
There was a time when drug abuse was seen as only a […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knowing How to Ask for Help

Those who become addicted to drugs or alcohol often suffer from a delusion of control. They believe that they can somehow control their drinking or partake only casually if they want. An alcoholic may try to say that they’ll only have one or two beers, but they wake up the next day with a hangover […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women’s Support Groups as Effective Healing in Treatment

One of the keys to staying sober and making it through the initial stages of sobriety is by having a strong support group. Addiction to drugs or alcohol can make you feel lost and alone. When you surround yourself with the right type of support group, you’ll see that you’re not alone, and there are […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Domestic Abuse, Trauma & Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a government organization that does statistics and research studies about the disease of addiction. Years of research has found that addiction can happen for a variety of different reasons. One of the other big risk factors is the person’s environment. Those who live in a bad environment are […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women in Treatment – Biological and Psychological Differences in Women

The disease of addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful, and it can affect anyone. Addiction doesn’t discriminate against race, religion or gender. Men and women are just as likely to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, but there are specific symptoms that are more prevalent amongst women. Women who become dependent to drugs or alcohol […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments