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3 Tips on How to Maintain a Sober Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many women in recovery face an important question. How can they maintain their sobriety on this festive day? After all, alcohol is traditionally an important part of many holidays, including Thanksgiving. By planning in advance, you can make the goal of staying sober much easier to achieve. A few women’s sober…

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What Are the Physical Effects of Heroin Addiction?

Heroin is an opioid street drug with a high potential for addiction. Many of the effects of heroin addiction are mental or psychological. However, the condition also produces a range of damaging physical effects. To recover your mental and physical health, you must enroll in a heroin addiction treatment program. That’s the only way to…

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The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

A child’s circumstances and experiences help shape their psychological and physical development. The connection between the environment and psyche is so strong that it shapes their thoughts and behaviors well into adulthood. As such, the connection between childhood trauma and addiction is easy to understand. The precise connection between trauma and addiction during childhood is…

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3 Benefits of Traveling to a Rehab in Denver

Traveling to Denver to receive addiction treatment can benefit those struggling with substance abuse issues. The city is home to several reputable addiction treatment centers. There may even be treatment programs that your local facilities do not provide. The “Mile High City” also offers a variety of activities and attractions that can help keep people…

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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol and depression are often linked. Depression may cause a person to drink more alcohol, and drinking alcohol can make a person’s depression worse. Alcohol may also make it more challenging to recover from depression. Alcohol and depression have a symbiotic relationship, as they feed off of each other. A person who abuses alcohol may…

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What Is the Divine Feminine?

There has never been a better time to be a sober woman! People worldwide are waking up and becoming enlightened to our global need for a shift in consciousness. Many have attributed this collective spiritual awakening to the emergence of the Divine Feminine. As with any spiritual or philosophical construct, there are many different definitions…

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Trans Women Addiction Resources

Transgender women face significant obstacles when seeking help for addiction. These obstacles can make it harder to find any form of treatment at all. They can also make it harder to get the additional support often needed by trans women. For these reasons, readily available addiction recovery resources are of crucial benefit. Resources of this…

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Loperamide Side Effects

Have you heard about addicts turning to anti-diarrhea drugs if they can’t get their hands on painkillers? If so, you may also have heard of loperamide. Some people refer to this medication as a poor man’s methadone due to its low cost and easy availability. Methadone has a proven place in opioid addiction treatment programs.…