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The Dangers of Combining Gabapentin and Opioids

Opioid addiction is a serious problem that has recently affected many people in the U.S. The opioid crisis has claimed the lives of thousands of people across the country and many more struggle with addiction. Unfortunately, those dealing with addiction must be more mindful of drug combinations since prescriptions can interact with opioids and cause…

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What Are The Physical Signs Of Heroin Use?

Heroin, a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, has been plaguing societies worldwide for decades. It is particularly alarming to note that women often fall into the clutches of heroin addiction due to various reasons such as stress, trauma, and societal pressures. The chemical makeup of heroin allows it to bind quickly to opioid receptors…

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What Is an Online Intensive Outpatient Program? What Are the Benefits?

An online intensive outpatient program, often abbreviated as IOP, is a structured treatment method for substance use and mental health disorders. Unlike inpatient programs requiring patients to live on-site or an outpatient program with a demanding and inflexible schedule of appointment times, an online IOP allows individuals to participate in treatment sessions from the comfort…

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Navigating Triggers and Executive Functioning in Addiction and Recovery

Embarking on the journey of recovery from addiction can be both challenging and transformative. One aspect of this journey that many women face is managing triggers and improving executive functioning, especially during the early stages of recovery. The connection between addition, triggers, and executive functioning is complex. In many cases of treatment and recovery, executive…

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What Are the Effects of Alcohol on the Female Body?

Alcohol consumption is prevalent in most societies around the world. While moderate drinking may not negatively affect the body, women drinking alcohol in excess can lead to physical and mental problems. The effects of alcohol on the female body differ due to physiological differences. Women who struggle with addiction require specialized care, and Women’s Recovery…

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10 Natural Sleep Remedies for Women

Quality sleep is crucial to overall health and well-being, especially for women. Inadequate sleep can have detrimental effects on various aspects of women’s health, including an increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and depression. Natural sleep remedies are an increasingly common and effective alternative to prescription or over-the-counter sleep medications or ‘sleep…

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Are There Withdrawals from Sleeping Pills?

Sleeping pills, also known as ‘sleep aids,’ are medications that can help individuals who have trouble sleeping get some rest. They come in different types, ranging from over-the-counter to prescription medications, and work by interacting with certain chemicals that influence sleep in your brain. Like almost any medication, especially prescription medication, the potential for misuse…

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Cocaine: The Killer Comeback of an 80’s Drug

America came to know cocaine addiction and abuse intimately in the 1980s. While there are limited medical uses for cocaine, it was portrayed in popular media as a party drug or as a means of staying productive for long hours in competitive industries. It was equally popular with women and men, and that popularity contributed…