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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…

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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…

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Addiction Treatment for a Busy Woman’s Schedule

In a perfect world, those battling addiction would be able to drop everything and seek the treatment they need. But that’s not the reality for most, especially women. Thankfully, many addiction treatment centers offer intensive outpatient programs (IOP) so that busy women can get the treatment they need and still maintain a sense of normalcy…

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Is Rehab Covered by the FMLA?

Don’t let paying for rehab be the hurdle stopping you from getting the treatment you need. A residential women’s treatment center, like Crossroads, can help you navigate your coverage options and how to work with your employer to get your treatment covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To learn more about this…

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How to Take Time Off Work for Eating Disorder Treatment

Taking time off from work to seek treatment for an eating disorder is not easy for everyone to do. The flexibility of your work schedule to accommodate this will depend on your employer and their policies supporting mental health care. Some workplaces fully support their employees with options to take time off to care for…