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17 Nov The Risks of Alcohol for Men

Almost one in five men will struggle with alcohol dependence at some point in their lives, which is double the rate of women. There are several factors that contribute to this increased risk for alcoholism among men and many of them have to do with...

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10 Nov How Alcohol Affects Women Differently

Alcoholism and other forms of addiction are different for everyone, and each individual case comes with its own set of challenges. Many of these individual recovery challenges are gender specific, because alcohol has a different effect on women than it does on men. The reasons...

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03 Nov Addiction Treatment Barriers for Men and Women

Addiction is a complicated disease and there are a lot of reasons why those who are suffering from it don’t seek help. Only about one in ten addicts receives treatment for their disease. Social stigma, financial struggles, and responsibilities at work and at home are...

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27 Oct Vaping’s Troubling Popularity

The Camel and Marlboro signs in our local convenience stores have been replaced by a new kid in town: vaping. Also known as e-cigarettes, these nicotine delivery devices have been marketed as a smoking cessation aid, as an alternative to smoking, and as a solution...

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20 Oct The Function of Forgiveness in Recovery

Growing, changing and seeking self improvement is hard, isn’t it? There are so many aspects of self-awareness that need to be re-developed in order to battle addiction, and none is more important than the skill of forgiving, Yes, forgiveness is a skill that you can...

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13 Oct N-Bomb- The Dangerous New Party Drug

From acid to ecstasy, party drugs are nothing new, but the latest to hit the scene has proven to be particularly dangerous. N-bomb is named for the supposed main ingredient, a hallucinogen called NBOMe. It is marketed as being a more potent version of LSD,...

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06 Oct Explaining Addiction to the Child of an Addict

Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family, and when children are involved, things can get complicated. It’s tempting to try and cover up addiction and avoid the subject with children, hoping they won’t notice the problem. Children are very aware of their surroundings...

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29 Sep The History of PTSD

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a disorder that takes root when a person experiences a traumatic event. It is one of the disorders that is commonly seen co-occurring with addiction, and over half of men who have PTSD also suffer from an addiction. PTSD...

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23 Sep The Advantages of Gender-Specific Addiction Treatment

Statistics have shown that there is a greater success rate for addiction recovery among those who attend gender-specific treatment programs. Men and women experience addiction differently, and benefit from different approaches to recovery. Even the basic causes of addiction are different between men and women,...

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17 Sep The Choices You CAN Make in Rehab

On one occasion several residents were coming and going, getting ready for a weekend camping trip. Another resident was sitting off to the side with one of the staff members. He was complaining that he doesn’t get to go on the camping trip, or participate...

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