Posts made in May, 2013

Pro Ana and Social media

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Addiction, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Eating Disorder, Pro Ana |

    What is pro ana? Pro ana literally stands for the promotion (pro) of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa (ana). In relation to pro ana there is also pro mia which stands for the promotion (pro) of the other common eating disorder bulimia (mia). Pro ana groups differ in their supposed stances. Some pro ana groups claim that they only exist to give a non-judgmental environment to anorexics and others deny the fact that anorexia nervosa is a mental illness and even go so far as to...

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Women and Marijuana

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Marijuana, Women |

Drug abuse is rising among women. Men still outnumber women in terms of drug abuse and addiction, but the gap is starting to close. Women comprise nearly 32 percent of admissions to drug treatment centers nationwide. Illnesses associated with drug use are expected to kill some 200,000 women annually – four times more than breast cancer. Women and Marijuana: Fertility Many people think of marijuana as a fairly benign drug. However, in terms of a women’s fertility, marijuana can be very...

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Women and Prescription Pills

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Prescription Drugs, Women |

Women and prescription pills is a growing problem in America. Surveys, such as the 2010 Survey on Drug Use and Health, estimate that 2.4 million Americans abused prescription pills for the first time last year, and over half of them were female. This means that about 800,000 adult women began abusing prescription pills in the past year alone. Women and Prescription Pills: Why do women abuse prescription pills? Women are more likely to ask for and receive prescriptions for narcotic medications,...

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Self-compassion for a healthy recovery

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Recovery, Self Compassion |

Self-compassion for a healthy recovery With self-compassion, you value yourself not because you’ve judged yourself positively and others negatively but because you’re intrinsically deserving of care and concern like everyone else. Where self-esteem leaves us powerless and distraught, self-compassion is at the heart of empowerment, learning, and inner strength. And this is why self-compassion is absolutely vital for a healthy recovery. For so long in addiction and alcoholism we compared are...

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Moving Past Shame In Your Recovery

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Addiction, Recovery, Shame |

Moving past shame in your recovery Most of us in recovery have dealt with shame. In fact, probably all of us in recovery have dealt with shame we just didn’t know that’s what it was. Shame is when you feel unworthy, unlovable or somehow less than other people without really knowing why. Shame is not an emotion but is actually a belief system. Shame is a lie we all tell ourselves sometimes. No one should ever be ashamed because they are worthy, deserving of love and respect just like...

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