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Addiction and Stay-at-Home Moms (SAHMs): How Do They Relate?

Addiction and Stay-at-Home Moms (SAHMs): How Do They Relate? You probably don’t think about a suburban, middle-class mom with an SUV or the 30-something woman in Target shopping for school clothes, or the mother of your child’s friend when you …

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Factors that Determine the Difference Between Addiction and Dependence

Alcohol and Blood Sugar: How Does Alcohol Affect Blood Sugar?

What is Blood Sugar? Blood sugar, also referred to as blood glucose, is sugar that is transferred to the cells through the bloodstream. A person’s blood sugar is the concentration of sugar in the blood at a specific time. Our …

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Addiction and Mental Abuse: The Effects of Mental, Emotional, and Psychological Abuse

Mental and emotional abuse is the same thing as psychological abuse. This type of abuse involves a person behaving in certain ways to isolate, control, manipulate or scare another person. This type of abuse may take the form of statements …

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The Long-Term Effects of Drug-Related Incarceration for Women

Until recently, incarceration was the go-to for drug-related offenses, despite mental illness and addiction concerns. Depending on the drug, merely being in possession of the substance or even paraphernalia can put a woman behind bars. Over 1.2 million women are …

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The Power Of Positive Psychology In Addiction Treatment

Happiness is not having what you want, but happiness is wanting what you have. This quote really embodies positive psychology, a kind of therapy that emphasizes the positive details in a person’s life. Have you ever been really happy about …

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Adderall Side Effects in Women

Women and men share many side effects when it comes to Adderall use. However, some Adderall side effects in women are essential to know, especially when considering using the medication. Stimulants like Adderall can have short or long-term consequences on …

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