Recovering from Addiction: The Gender Issue

Recovering from addiction is different with every person. Some go through the process without much trouble, while some struggle finding the willpower to even last the first session. There’s plenty of debate surrounding the addiction recovery process, with some people speculating that it differs significantly according to gender. Below are some of the generalizations gathered from studies done on the subject.

Addiction for men

Studies say that men are more adaptable to using drugs and alcohol than women mainly because male physique allows for the consumption of more substances. With regard to rehabilitation and recovery, it’s easier for men to get help than women. On an interesting note, men in general didn’t mind the costs of getting treatment as long as recovery is achieved. Continue reading

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Alcohol Addiction: On the Way to Rehabilitation

If you are someone who’s struggling with alcohol addiction, admitting to yourself that you have a problem can make all the difference in the world. Even if you’re struggling, you need to know that there is hope, and that there people ready to support you. Alcohol addiction is treatable. Add to that, there are more options available today than ever before to get sober and stay that way.

Keep your head held high

As with any addiction, alcoholism thrives on despair. It’s what pushes you to use substances to numb away the pain in your life. This may be a low point for you, but now’s not the time to give up hope. Counseling can help put back some of the light in your life. Continue reading

Special Riverside Treatment Center: Alcoholism

Despite being a widespread practice among American adults, frequent intake of alcoholic drinks puts you at risk to various health conditions like bone loss, liver disease, and digestive problems. Binge drinking, common in adolescents and young adults, will most likely put you at risk of alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD). Continue reading

Dual Diagnosis: Two is Not Better than One

If you think having a mental disorder or alcohol and drug problem alone is bad, think about what happens if both are occurring at the same time. This is the case with dual diagnosis, when a person has both a mental disorder and problems with alcohol or drugs. Either of the two can happen first, which will eventually lead to the other. Continue reading