Treatment Help for Anxiety and Substance Use Disorder

Anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed mood disorders in the world today. Nearly twenty percent of the population in America is diagnosed with anxiety, and in more severe cases, those struggling with anxiety may need to seek treatment. Moreover, a person’s tendencies toward anxiety could put them at risk for substance use and…

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What Will Happen to My Child If I Seek Treatment?

As a mother looking for addiction or behavioral health treatment, your biggest concern is most likely the welfare of your children while you are in treatment. You may be debating between inpatient versus outpatient options to balance childcare or even the fear of losing your child or children if you seek treatment. Recovering from addiction…

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Is There a Connection Between Alcohol Abuse and Cancer in Women?

Many substance use disorders increase a person’s chance of developing a dangerous debilitating illness. Alcohol is no exception. In fact, alcohol contributes to a greater risk of some cancers in women. Scientific research shows that alcohol breaks down in the body into a chemical called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde attacks DNA and stops your body from repairing…

a woman talks about her ocd and substance use disorder

Getting Help for OCD and Substance Use Disorder

OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is an anxiety disorder that includes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Although their thoughts and behaviors may seem unreasonable, they cannot resist the urges or stop behaviors. These rituals provide short-term relief, leaving a woman feeling anxious and out of control. Often, women may turn to drugs or alcohol to redirect…

eating disorders in women can cause a rift in relationships

How to Talk to Your Partner About Your Eating Disorder

Dealing with an eating disorder is not easy on your own. Involving your partner can give you the added support you need. First, however, it’s essential to talk with them honestly and openly about it. Simply admitting to your partner that you have an eating disorder can be the biggest hurdle you have to get…