Are Women More Likely to Experience Co-Occurring Disorders?

Women who are seeking substance abuse treatment often have diverse and complex medical and social problems. Co-occurring disorders in women can cause severe psychological distress, high rates of trauma and interpersonal violence, medical problems, few vocational skills, low income, and severe addictions. Additionally, co-occurring psychiatric disorders are also associated with lower social functioning, decreased quality…

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Staying Sober During Coronavirus

Under normal circumstances, staying sober is challenging. Now, with the social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place due to coronavirus, things are further complicated. Staying sober during coronavirus means that it is more challenging to access recovery meetings and other support. Lucida Treatment Center is here to help you with ways you can stay…

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The Long-Term Consequences of DUI

Headlines across the United States report fatalities as a result of an individual who is driving under the influence of alcohol. While many educational programs, literature, and legal information emphasize the survival rates and legal consequences when driving under the influence. Perhaps what deserves even greater attention is the lasting impact such a choice can…

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Does Alcohol-Related Stigma Increase Risk for Mental Health Problems?

Psychologists and mental health experts use the term stigma to identify the negative associations that society places upon certain groups for their appearance, behaviors, or characteristics. People who are affected by alcohol abuse or alcoholism often experience this stigma either before or after they seek treatment. Researchers have examined the potential role of stigmas in the…