Category: Addiction Information

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Addiction Group Therapy Topics

When you attend a treatment program at New Directions for Women—or any other treatment center—you will likely participate in group therapy. Group therapy is a regular part of addiction treatment due to its many benefits. It is often a part …

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Acupuncture for Addiction

Acupuncture for Addiction Treatment

Overcoming drug addiction is an incredibly challenging journey that requires various different methods and approaches in order to be effective and successful. Likewise, there are numerous different studies showcasing that acupuncture can possibly be an effective tool in overall treating …

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Information About Crystals for Addiction

At New Directions for Women, we strive to remain aware and up-to-date on trends and information regarding addiction treatment. One approach people are beginning to take notice of is the use of crystals for addiction. While we offer evidence-based addiction …

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What are Gateway Drugs?

Gateway drugs aren’t always referred to as addictive drugs. Matter-of-fact, when an individual abuses non-addictive drugs, it can lead individuals down the path of addictive drugs. However, there is more depth to gateway drugs than the above simple definition.  To …

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The Effects of Mixing Alcohol and DayQuil

People generally don’t give it a second thought about taking an over-the-counter medicine to treat a cold or the flu. And most of these drugs are safe when used as directed. However, drinking alcohol while taking popular over-the-counter drugs like …

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How Does Alcohol Affect You Emotionally? The Emotional Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Millions of people in the United States suffer from alcohol use disorder each year. Among women, 4-8% had an alcohol use disorder in 2019 alone. While many people know that alcohol abuse can have a profound physical effect on the …

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