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Signs of a Cocaine Overdose: Symptoms and Treatment

Friday, April 9, 2021

Cocaine, one of the world’s most notorious drugs,  is a potent and dangerous stimulant. It can create euphoric feelings, heightened sensitivity and increased alertness, but it is also extremely addictive. While cocaine use has negative short- and long-term effects, overdose is the most immediate risk. What causes a cocaine...

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What Does Fighting Everyone and Everything Mean?

Friday, March 26, 2021

One of the tenets associated with the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is that you’ll eventually progress in your recovery to a point that you stop fighting anything or anyone. As a result of the spiritual awakening found on your journey to lifelong sobriety, you will be newly free...

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Nutritional Issues We See in Women Entering Treatment

Friday, March 19, 2021

Substance abuse leads to an alarming array of health issues, one of which is malnutrition. Women entering treatment often present with nutrient deficiencies stemming from inconsistent mealtimes and choosing processed foods that lack sufficient vitamins and minerals. As National Nutrition Month continues, what are some frequent nutritional issues we...

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Self-Harm and Substance Abuse Among Women

Friday, March 12, 2021

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month, which makes it the ideal opportunity to explore this health issue and learn more about the risk factors that might make someone more vulnerable to deliberately injuring herself. What Constitutes Self-Harm? Self-harm is when someone purposely hurts herself. The most prevalent examples are cutting and burning,...

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Women in Leadership: Observing International Women’s Day in Recovery

Friday, March 5, 2021

Looking back through history, we can see how much women have accomplished in terms of achieving equal opportunity in the workplace, the classroom and the voting booth. However, despite many breakthroughs, women still experience gender-based discrimination and cultural expectations to fulfill tasks like caregiving and cooking. As we prepare to...

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Talking to Your Teen About Dating Violence

Friday, February 26, 2021

The teen years are an exciting, meaningful time in any young person’s life. Your teenager is growing up rapidly, learning valuable lifelong lessons, honing their decision-making skills and moving more toward becoming an independent adult. However, as mature as your teen daughter or son might be, it’s essential to...

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3 Lesser-Known Signs of Eating Disorders

Friday, February 19, 2021

When you hear the phrase “eating disorders,” you may picture the traditional media depiction of severely emaciated girls or women desperate to lose weight and control their lives through food. However, the truth is that these disorders are complex, unpredictable mental illnesses whose symptoms manifest differently for each person. People...

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Fun Sober Activities to Try While Staying Indoors

Friday, February 12, 2021

Whether you decide to stay indoors to avoid going out in harsh winter conditions, or you are still minimizing trips outside your home to keep every member of your household healthy and virus-free, you might be experiencing a bit of cabin fever. When it feels like you’ve exhausted everything...

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Study: Women Turning to Alcohol to Deal With Pandemic Stress

Friday, January 29, 2021

Health experts have predicted that the COVID-19 crisis will have a ripple effect on people’s well-being for years to come. People who contract the SARS-Co-V-2 virus and survive may still struggle with long-term health effects, even if they were previously vital and active. Mental wellness is another challenge associated with...

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