7 Ways Women Can Reduce Stress in Addiction Recovery

Stress can be one of the most significant contributors to addiction and one of the biggest hurdles to recovery, especially among women. Understanding what causes stress and what stress can trigger is integral to a successful recovery from a substance use disorder. While stress is universal, it’s only more intense in those battling addiction. Since…

Promoting Sobriety in the Workplace During Alcohol Awareness Month

Supporting friends, family, and coworkers who are trying to get or stay sober is something that should be practiced every day. However, it deserves special attention during Alcohol Awareness Month. In fact, promoting and living a healthier lifestyle overall can be the right choice for all involved. While Alcohol Awareness Month occurs every April, the…

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How Eating Disorders Can Impact Family Relationships

Recovering from an eating disorder is not easy. But before any treatment can begin, any treatment facility needs to understand what the person dealing with the eating disorder is going through and how their eating disorder has impacted family relationships. So we ask each person entering any treatment to meet with a licensed counselor for…

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How a Trauma-Informed Approach Can Heal Alcohol Addiction

Trauma and alcohol addiction are interrelated. So much so that many addiction treatment centers will use a trauma-informed approach. This approach to addiction treatment has been proven to help successfully overcome the mental, physical, behavioral, social, and emotional effects of a substance use disorder. Trauma-informed care is an approach that helps treatment providers customize an…

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Finding a PHP for Women in Maine that Treats SUD and Eating Disorders

A partial hospitalization program, or PHP, is ideal if you’re looking for help with addiction for the first time. However, it can also be helpful if you’re looking for extra support in your recovery to avoid relapse. It’s not easy for many people to remove themselves from their everyday life to enter inpatient residential treatment.…

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Finding Alcohol Dependence Help for Women in Maine

Approximately 17 million people in the United States battle alcohol dependence. While an alcohol use disorder tends to affect more men than women, women have alcohol-related issues unique unto themselves. Plus, research actually shows that alcohol use and abuse among women only increase, putting them at higher risk of some alcohol-related problems than men. Alcohol…

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Effects of Bulimia on a Woman’s Body

The incredible peer and societal pressures to look a certain way can manifest themselves both emotionally and physically in young women all over the world. Sadly, this can turn into a destructive cycle and take a serious toll on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Thankfully, there is help available through eating disorder treatment centers.…