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Women, Depression, and Addiction

  Addiction and depression are common coexisting conditions, and statistics show that women who struggle with substance abuse are at an even higher risk of depression. When a woman has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning, and causes pain for both the woman with the disorder and those who care . . . . Continue Reading


10 Signs You’re Not Really Willing To Go To Any Lengths For Your Sobriety

The first 2 questions my sponsor asked me, and the first 2 questions I always ask a sponsee are simple: Are you willing to go to any lengths for your sobriety? Are you willing to follow a few simple suggestions? The ironic thing is when you ask the first question, the person says yes, and . . . . Continue Reading


The 7 Most Surprising Things about Being Young in Recovery

  Recovery is no longer limited to an older crowd, and actually has had a growing young community for decades. Most young people who are addicts and alcoholics that are early in recovery usually do not know what to expect out of joining this community, and there are plenty of surprises in sobriety that you . . . . Continue Reading


Women’s Meth Addiction Treatment

In order to discuss women’s meth addiction treatment, it is vital to comprehend what meth is and how it affects the user.The term “meth” is short for methamphetamine, which is an extremely addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine causes increased activity and chattiness, decreased appetite, and an overall sense of well-being. Street names . . . . Continue Reading


How addiction affects the family

Families where addiction is present are oftentimes painful to live in, which is why those who live with addiction may become traumatized to varying degrees by the experience. Broad swings, from one end of the emotional, psychological and behavioral spectrum to the other, all too often characterize the addicted family system.


How Alcohol and Drugs Affect Fertility

alcohol and drugs can affect your fertility. Though you may not have realized it, drugs including steroids, alcohol, and tobacco, can have a very negative on both the male and female reproductive systems.


Women and Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a drug that can cause severe problems in the life of anyone who uses it and that includes women. And unfortunately for women, the rates of methamphetamine use are much higher than for other classes of drugs.


Using Meth in Pregnancy Could Mean High Stress Toddlers

There are a number of risks associated with using any substance of abuse during pregnancy – for both Mom and baby – but a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reports some of the effects that mothers can expect to see in their toddlers should they continue to abuse methamphetamine during pregnancy.


Fergie Tells Oprah About Past Drug Addiction

When Fergie opened up to Oprah about her past struggle with crystal meth addiction, she sent a strong message to her fans across the nation: no matter how devastating the addiction, you can recover and create a life for yourself that you can be proud of. Now the lead singer for the popular band The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie is happily married and drug-free, successful in her new life on every front. How did it start? Kicking crystal meth dependence.


AL Sheriff Calls Crystal Meth a National Epidemic

A small town called Bay Minette in Alabama says that crystal meth is destroying their community. Numerous crimes and drug deals done out in the open in parking lots are common and residents are fed up.