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Overcoming Sexual Abuse in Recovery

Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States, adding up to more than 200,000 sexual assault victims each year. And, unfortunately many of survivors of sexual abuse don’t report the abuse and don’t seek proper treatment, turning to drugs and alcohol as a means of coping with the traumatic effects. And then . . . . Continue Reading


5 Things No One Tells You about Intimacy in Recovery

When I first got into recovery, my main concern and questions had to do with just learning how to be a functioning member of society. I never thought to ask what my relationships, intimacy and sex life would be like. So when I got into my first relationship in recovery, it was all new and . . . . Continue Reading


Do We Live in a Rape Culture?

Numerous individuals object to the expression “rape culture.”  They don’t comprehend how a culture as civilized as ours can be defined by a power as damaging as rape. They consider it an overstatement, an “over-analysis” by irritated feminists. Some even think it is an oxymoron. And others quite simply don’t understand the term. Within feminism, . . . . Continue Reading


Relapse and PMS

With the emotional ups and downs Mother Nature throws on us during this time and the crazy rollercoaster of hormones that are going on it is no wonder that our periods have a bigger impact on our recovery than we realize.


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.


Love and Sex Addiction Treatment

Believe it or not love and sex can be addictive. Love and sex can also be destructive. Well, at least socially, love and sex can be destructive. Love and sex can become compulsive just like substance abuse


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.


Addiction and Sex Workers

Unfortunately addiction can lead to sex working or in other words prostitution, hooking, stripping etc. Some sex workers use drugs to numb themselves in order to continue working. Others turn to sex working as a last resort to score drug money for an ongoing drug addiction


Project Prevention Pays Drug Addicted Women to Sterilize Themselves

How much is your fertility worth to you? According to Project Prevention, a nonprofit organization that advertises in homeless shelters, methadone clinics, and AA meetings across the US, it might be worth about $300 – at least, that’s what they’re offering to women who are struggling with addiction.


Drummer Patty Schemel Talks About Life After Heroin Addiction

Drummer Patty Schemel once played for the band Hole and is the focus of a new documentary called Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel. Now screening at film festivals across the country, the documentary tells the tale of Schemel’s experiences in a famous band and her struggles with heroin . . . . Continue Reading