New Studies Support the Need for Gender-Specific Treatment Programs

A recent article from the Scientific American discusses some very good reasons for gender-specific substance abuse treatment programs. The article talks about studies that have been conducted and illustrate the differences between men and women when it comes to alcohol, its effects and treatment. Among the findings that various studies have revealed: The difference in…

Non-alcoholic Holiday Drink Recipes

We’re right in the middle of the holiday party season. Being a person in recovery can be particularly difficult during this time. It seems like everything revolves around drinking alcohol. Here are some yummy drink recipes, that are also alcohol free, that anyone can enjoy. Pink Grapefruit “Margaritas” (Serves 6) Ingredients 2 tablespoons colored sanding…

New study shows teen girls more likely to see benefits of drinking and drug use

A recent analysis of the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), showed some alarming trends with teenage girls’ perceptions of drinking alcohol and drug use. Some key findings included: More than two-thirds of teen girls responded positively to the question “using drugs helps kids deal with problems at home” (an 11% increase from 2008) More…