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Supporting a Woman You Love on World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is an annual event designed to raise bipolar disorder awareness. It takes place every March 30th. The event also seeks to raise awareness of the need for effective bipolar disorder treatment. This is crucial because untreated bipolar symptoms can seriously harm your overall mental health. Do you know a woman affected by…

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Getting Help for Bulimia During NEDA Week

Bulimia is an eating disorder marked by recurring cycles of food binging and purging or elimination behaviors. Women develop this disorder at five times the rate of men. At any time of the year, eating disorder help for women is a pressing need. That need comes into sharp focus during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week,…

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Supporting Women During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is an annual event with two primary goals. First, it aims to raise public awareness of the personal and nationwide impact of eating disorders. Additionally, the week also focuses on the need for affected people to seek help. Since eating disorders occur more frequently in women, women’s eating disorder treatment…

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Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug for Women?

Today, more women are using marijuana than ever before. Most people view the consumption of this drug as harmless or low-risk, especially when compared to other substances. However, a significant number of users will develop an addiction. Enrollment in a marijuana addiction program is strongly recommended if this happens to you. Can marijuana use or…

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3 Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder in Women

People with binge eating disorders eat excessive amounts of food in a short amount of time. However, unlike people with bulimia, they don’t follow up these binges with food purging. The disorder is more equally distributed between men and women than bulimia or anorexia. Still, women are more likely to be affected than men. If…

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The Dangers of Combining Gabapentin and Opioids

Opioids have gotten a lot of press coverage lately. Why? Gabapentin and Opioids Make National Headlines    During the Trump administration, the federal government finally declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the United States. Tens of thousands of Americans died from opioid overdoses before the federal government finally sat up and…

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Is Rivotril Safe to Use During Pregnancy?

Rivotril is a brand name for the benzodiazepine clonazepam. In the U.S., this same medication is known under a different brand name: Klonopin. Any guide to Rivotril abuse will include a range of potential risks to your health. Some of these risks are associated with pregnancy. Under limited circumstances, pregnant women may take clonazepam. However,…

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How to Taper Off Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills are a diverse group of medications that help you fall asleep or stay asleep. Not all of these medications work in the same way. However, many of them share one thing in common. Namely, if you take them long enough, you can become dependent on them. If dependence occurs, experts recommend that you…

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Finding an Outpatient Rehab for Women

If you need substance treatment, your doctor may recommend any one of several different rehab options. One of those options is an outpatient program. Outpatient rehab for women provides excellent recovery support for those who qualify. In fact, it may offer all the help you need. Here are some tips for finding this kind of…

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Benefits of a Women’s-Only Mental Health Rehab

On any given day, roughly one out of every five U.S. adults experiences the effects of a mental illness. However, these illnesses are not equally distributed among women and men. In fact, there are some crucial differences between the genders. For women, these differences can significantly impact mental health treatment outcomes. That fact is key…