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Temporary Sobriety: Cancel That “Reservation” to Use Again

The recovery community has a metaphor for everything: “Bumper sticker-ese” is everywhere to help guide people who might feel overwhelmed to use again as they try to get and stay clean. But in one case, a member of a recovery skills support group was using a metaphor to his disadvantage — and putting his well-being …

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4 Reasons to Consider a Sober Living House After Rehab

Life after rehab is hard, and making the transition into so-called normal life leads many recovering addicts to relapse. To make the transition easier, some people choose sober living facilities for a period of time after rehab. Also sometimes called a halfway house, a sober living home (SLH) is a place where you can get …

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How Does Meth Affect Women?

Methamphetamine is a serious and dangerous drug. More commonly called meth, it is one of the top 10 most addictive drugs and causes long-lasting physical and mental health side effects. Meth use among women has been rising, and the consequences are serious. Young women, pregnant women and even middle-aged women are using this harmful drug. …

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Overdose Antidote Naloxone Now Available in California Without a Prescription

Naloxone, known as the overdose antidote, is a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and is now available in California without a prescription. The hope is that the expanded access to the drug will save more lives in the state. Thousands of opioid drug abusers and addicts die every year in …

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Structure of the Human Brain May Enable Infidelity

Relationship infidelity is widespread in this day and age, but it has also been present throughout pretty much all of recorded history. Research suggests that part of the reason infidelity has been so common and so consistent throughout the years is that the human brain structure makes infidelity not only possible, but probable.

How Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently Than Men

Both men and women suffer from bipolar disorder, and at similar rates, but women have a different experience. It is important for women living with bipolar disorder, and for the professionals treating them, to understand these differences. With a different experience, women require different diagnostic standards and treatment approaches in order to be able to …

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Stalking Victims Unable to Escape From PTSD

More than 7.5 million people are victimized by stalkers in the United States each year. The encounters that accompany this behavior are scary and unpredictable, and tragic outcomes are frighteningly common. But even those who escape their tormentors are often unable to elude another persistent and terrifying companion of the stalking experience—post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). …

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Here’s Why Cocaine Addicts Often Gain Weight After Treatment

People in treatment for cocaine addiction gain weight because the drug triggers a lasting preference for fatty foods, according to recent findings from a team of British researchers. Weight gain is a common complication of treatment for cocaine addiction, and people who react negatively to their increasing body weight have increased chances of relapsing back …

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