addiction and women

How Addiction Affects Women

Women face different and unique issues when it comes to substance abuse. They are known to use smaller quantities of drugs than men. However, the small doses women consume have more substantial effects on them. As a result, addiction and women often go hand-in-hand. External factors often drive women to turn to alcohol and drug…

woman biting her nails struggling with xanax abuse

The Alarming Trend of Xanax Abuse

Xanax is a prescription medication often used to treat some forms of insomnia, anxiety, and seizures. It is also highly addictive. Xanax abuse occurs when a person consumes more of the drug than is prescribed for them or uses it without a prescription. For those using it as an anxiety treatment, it’s not safe to…

self-medicating

Risks of Self-Medicating

Self-medicating involves using available medications or drinking alcohol to treat medical and mental health conditions that a person diagnosed for themselves without a doctor’s help. Most people do some type of self-medicating. When you have a cold and take an over-the-counter cold remedy, or when you hurt yourself and take a pain reliever to help,…

individual signing up for outpatient treatment

Is Outpatient Treatment for You?

Addiction treatment is typically divided into three stages: detox, rehab, and aftercare. These stages fit into two main types of programs: outpatient treatment and residential treatment. The categories can be subdivided into further categories. Why so many choices for addiction treatment? Because your addiction story is unique and should be handled at the right level.…

woman celebrating Christmas in recovery

Spending Christmas in Recovery

Let’s face it; spending Christmas in recovery is not your ideal holiday scenario. The thought of being away from friends and family and focusing on your addiction treatment program can feel lonely and depressing. However, a residential rehab center may be just what you need to get a fresh start during the holidays and the…