Addiction and Your Hormones: Pointing the Finger at Estrogen

Could a hormone imbalance be to blame for your chemical dependency? The answer might surprise you. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re familiar with the effects of a fluctuating estrogen level. Symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression are pretty common. But if you suffer from an actual hormonal imbalance, your overall health isn’t…

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Women More Likely to Get Hooked on Cocaine – But Why?

Women are generally more vulnerable to cocaine addiction than men, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications. They’re also more likely to use cocaine at an earlier age, take drugs in larger quantities, have greater difficulty staying sober and are at an increased risk of relapse. But why? Well, the reason…

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  • Addiction and Your Hormones: Pointing the Finger at Estrogen

    Could a hormone imbalance be to blame for your chemical dependency? The answer might surprise you. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re familiar with the effects of a fluctuating estrogen level. Symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression are pretty common. But if you suffer from an actual hormonal imbalance, your overall health isn’t…

  • Public Restrooms Have Become Ground Zero in Opioid Epidemic

    The opioid epidemic has impacted countless families, but according to a recent article on NPR.org, people aren’t the only ones affected. Public restrooms have become the newest casualty in the midst of the drug epidemic sweeping across our country. “I know all the bathrooms that I can and can’t get high in,” said Eddie, 39,…

  • Here’s What Happened While Everyone Else Was Focused on Opiate Abuse

    With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, heroin and painkiller abuse have been in the spotlight for treatment providers and law enforcement. While all eyes have been focused on this front, we may have ignored another battle that needs greater attention: since 2014, meth use has risen 30 percent. Between 2010 and 2015, regular use…

  • 5 Smart Ways to Prepare for Your Friend’s Intervention

    Krista is worried about Becca. They’ve been friends for years, so Krista can tell when something is “off” with her friend. And lately, something seems off. Krista has noticed Becca being a lot less social. She spends more time at home, alone. When they do go out, Becca orders more drinks than she used to….

  • Hooked on Benadryl: It’s Much More Than a Harmless Dependency

    Ad·dict·ed /əˈdiktəd/ adjective: Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects. The concept may sound a little silly, especially when there are millions of people battling much more serious addictions. However Benadryl, or diphenhydramine, has been linked to serious mental complications when used in excess…

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