Posts made in July, 2013

Addiction: Men vs. Women

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Addiction, Alcohol, Women |

Addiction: Men vs. Women Men and women, equally end up trying a addictive substance at some point during their life regardless if it is alcohol, nicotine, or illicit drugs at some point. Some of those men and women become dependent and are unable to have just one cigarette or the occasional beer. Why is this? Well, the answer to the question may be different for men than it is women. Long considered a man’s problem, addiction related illnesses are responsible for the deaths of 200,000 women a...

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5 reasons women relapse

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Addiction, Mental Illness, Mood, Recovery, Rehab, Relationships, Sobriety, Women |

5 Reasons Women Relapse From my own personal experience with relapse I can tell you that for me there are now defining reasons someone relapses. A relapse can happen at any time regardless of what is going on if you are progressing in your own recovery. With that said though, there are some things that happen right before my relapse that kind of give away the fact that I am digressing and not progressing. Most of the time, one of the biggest reasons I relapse has to do with men. And with that...

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5 Signs You May be Codependent

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Addiction, Alcohol, Codependent Relationship, Relationships |

5 Signs You May be Codependent It can be really difficult for people to accept that they are codependent. Accepting codependency is a lot like someone accepting that they are an addict except the addiction is with a person. People can become addicted to a number of things such as gambling, sex and food and also people or relationships and that addiction is called codependency. Codependency can happen in any type of relationship where there is one spouse totally enmeshed with the other. Since...

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Childhood Abuse and Food Addiction

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Adolescent Girls, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Child Abuse & Drug Addiction, Eating Disorder, Eating Disorders, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized, Women |

Severe childhood abuse suffered by girls during childhood may be linked to a subsequent food addiction, new research suggests. Women who have experienced physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than who women who did not experience childhood abuse. National surveys have indicated that more than one third of American women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse before they reached the age 18. Also, this childhood abuse has...

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Prescription Drug Overdoses Spike Among Women

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Prescription Drugs, Recovery |

The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of prescription drug overdoses. Over 27,000 people died from overdoses in 2007, a number that has risen five-fold since 1990 and has never been higher. Prescription drugs are now involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. This disturbing death rate coincides with a ten-fold increase in the medical use of opioid painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone. The increased availability of such powerful drugs has led to...

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