Addiction Information Archives - New Directions For Women

Addiction is a disease – not a moral failing

Growing up, we’re painted a picture of good vs evil in every aspect of our lives. We always like to think ourselves somewhere on the better end of that spectrum, in some way resisting against all the darkness of the world. It’s something we cling to dearly, always...

Eastern and Western Approaches to Addiction Recovery

No matter how old you may get, your Nan is always going to be right. We’ve heard remedies from the world over, from mustard juice for sore throats to pickled plum tea. Every household, everywhere in the world has their own “home remedy” for one ailment or another. So...

Detox programs for women

There’s been so many adventures in what people call “Detoxing” recently from “skinny detox teas” to pads that you stick on your feet at night to remove toxins. In drug and alcohol addiction recovery, detox is, unfortunately, one of the hardest processes in your...

Divorce leading to substance use disorder for women

There’s always an element of grief that comes with admitting you have an addiction problem. Most addicts will hit each of the 5 famous stages at one point or another. Denial that there is a problem. “I only do it once in a while, I’m not hurting anyone.” Anger once it...