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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…

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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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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…

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3 Benefits of Attending a Rehab for Women Who Have Children

Having a substance use disorder affects not only the individual abusing drugs or alcohol but also their entire life, especially their family and children. Unfortunately, many parents do not seek the help they need for their addictions because they do not have an alternate caregiver, or they fear that their children will be taken away…

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Medical Complications for Women with Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a severe condition that affects both a person’s physical and mental health. Left untreated, it can be potentially life-threatening. The sooner you seek treatment for an eating disorder, the more likely you are to avoid serious medical complications and see a greater chance of recovery. A residential eating disorder treatment program…

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When to Seek Eating Disorder Treatment

Crossroads Maine’s eating disorder treatment center employs a fully integrated model of care. Our treatment addresses both eating disorders, addiction, and any other co-occurring disorders together throughout every step of care. The treatment team combines specialists in treating eating disorders and addiction. These experts collaborate to develop an effective treatment plan for each woman. We…

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3 Markers of a Good Alcohol Treatment Center

The search for a quality alcohol addiction treatment program can be overwhelming. For instance, many people find it confusing to navigate the features of addiction treatment centers and ultimately find a facility that offers all the essentials for effective, quality care. Doing your due diligence is essential in setting the course for your or a loved one’s…