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Addiction: How Women Experience It Differently

Women go through a great deal of unique health challenges, and many of those challenges remain under-treated or simply poorly addressed. The same goes for addiction, according to Dr. Lipi Roy, a physician who specializes in addiction. In an article on Forbes, Dr. Roy explains how the main gender differences between men and women apply […]

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Quick Guide to Detox: How to Safely Fight Through Withdrawal

Detoxification, or detox as it’s most commonly referred to, is typically the first step in the treatment process for substance abuse. It’s a process that can last for several days or sometimes weeks. There are some programs which are designed to last only through the most difficult phase of the detox process, while others last […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Cocaine Addiction: Treatment, Withdrawal, and Abuse

Cocaine is a popular stimulant drug derived from the coca plant which can be found in South America. The drug makes users overly engaged, very energetic and chatty, or morose, hostile, and aggressive. The physical effects are very strong and abusing cocaine can lead to severe mental and physical disorders. At one time it was […]

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What Can Happen If You Smoke Too Much Marijuana

While many people assume that smoking marijuana is risk-free, that isn’t really the case. One unwanted side effect is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CHS causes vomiting and pain in heavy marijuana users and there are an estimated 2.7 million Americans who suffer from it. It used to be a rare condition, but because of the […]

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking About Going to Rehab

It can be frightening to admit that you have a substance abuse issue, especially given the stigma surrounding addiction. You will usually be able to find several excuses to not got to rehab, but here are a few questions that if you answer “yes” to, you should seriously consider seeking professional help. Are you in […]

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Shaming the Sick: Stigma and the Damage It Causes

Stigma describes the powerful and negative perceptions usually associated with addiction and substance abuse. It has the power to negatively affect one’s self-esteem, damage relationships with peers, and makes accessing treatment a lot harder for those suffering from addiction. It is by all means a public health issue, as it has a significant contribution to […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Cut Off a Loved One with Addiction

Letting go is always hard, and friends and family will go to great lengths for the ones they love. They may even knowingly allow a loved one to take advantage of them because at least they will still be a part of their lives. Cutting off a loved one who is suffering from addiction can […]

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4 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation

While for many a vacation means staying on a tropical island and drinking cocktails, for others it means stressful situations that can lead to a relapse. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your vacation all while staying sober: Consider the Timing You don’t leave all your worries behind when you […]

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