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How to Help an Alcoholic Woman

If you’re a woman, you have unique risks for alcoholism. That includes the potential to develop an alcohol dependency faster than the average man. It may also involve having necessary treatment needs not as common for men in recovery. Taken together, these facts mean that gender-specific help for an alcoholic woman is often essential. They…

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When Painkiller Use Turns Into Addiction

Every day, millions of Americans take opioid painkillers as medication. Medications of this type can be highly effective. However, in all cases, they come with the risk of two issues: opioid dependence and opioid addiction. Your doctor can help you safely manage dependence. But unless you stay vigilant, it can eventually turn into an addiction.…

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The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

When your safety, health, or dignity has been compromised, you can experience a long-lasting negative impact. In turn, you may suffer from anxiety, depression, or a trauma-related mental health condition like PTSD. As a result, you may end up turning to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of your condition. This dramatically increases the…

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Signs of Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

Every weekday, millions of Americans drink alcohol before work or while on the job. And millions more do their jobs while coping with the effects of a hangover. While many of those affected are men, women also make up a significant percentage of affected workers. If you fall into this sizable category, you may need…

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Physical Effects of Ativan Addiction in Women

Ativan is the brand name for a generic medication called lorazepam. This medication is widely prescribed throughout the U.S. For a number of reasons, women make up a large percentage of people who take Ativan. This medication can provide essential benefits. However, if abused, it can also harm your physical health. Are you affected by…