Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tanning Addiction Could Be Your Biggest Regret

Tanning Addiction Could Be Your Biggest RegretTanning addiction is real and if you’re hooked on getting dark, whether naturally with the sun or in a tanning booth, you may end up seriously regretting it. Tanning is a major risk factor for skin cancer, and it can kill you. Tanning causes wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of premature aging. Research suggests that not only is tanning addiction real, but it may have a genetic component. Quitting won’t be easy, but you can kick the tanning habit and reclaim your skin and your future.

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Do You Need a Female-Only Rehab?

Do You Need a Female-Only Rehab?Men and women are affected differently by substance abuse, behave differently as addicts and respond differently to treatment. All this means that when choosing a rehab facility, your gender is an important consideration. Most treatment programs are coed, but female-only facilities are available. There are many reasons you might choose one of these for your addiction treatment, but ultimately only you can decide which option is best for your needs. Here are some important reasons a program focused only on women is worth considering.

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Marijuana Addiction: When a Loved One Relapses

Marijuana Addiction: When a Loved One RelapsesOne of the biggest disadvantages of legalizing marijuana, and one most often not discussed, is the potential for increased marijuana addiction. Many people fail to realize that this drug is addictive. Most view it as relatively harmless and low-risk, but the fact is that thousands of people seek treatment for marijuana addiction every year. Getting over marijuana addiction isn’t easy. If you have someone in your life struggling with this disease and she relapses, you can be there to help her back up and to get her back on track.  Continue reading

Is Prozac Addictive?

Is Prozac Addictive?Prozac, which is a brand name for the generic drug called fluoxetine, belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. This prescription medication has helped many people suffering with the symptoms of depression, anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. SSRIs like Prozac generally cause few side effects, but there is some concern that they can be habit-forming and lead to addiction.

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Stress Management Key for Depressed Women in Addiction Treatment

Stress Management Key for Depressed Women in Addiction TreatmentMental health professionals and researchers are well aware that depression and substance problems often appear together and cause worse problems for the individual than when they appear on their own. In a study published in January 2015 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from two American universities explored the connection between depression and a relatively low tolerance for stress in women affected by serious substance problems. These researchers concluded that low stress tolerance is an important contributor to the severity of substance abuse/addiction in depressed women.

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Why Women Are Drinking More and How You Can Cut Back

Why Women Are Drinking More and How You Can Cut BackMen still outpace women when it comes to drinking, but women are closing the gap. If the drinking is moderate and reasonable, there is no problem. Unfortunately, along with the overall increase in alcohol consumption for women, we see an increase in those who drink too much. Women are affected differently by alcohol than men are. Women drink for different reasons, too. And while men have always been drinkers, this is a new cultural phenomenon for women. What is behind it and what can you do to prevent the health risks from drinking to excess?

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