The Impact of Alcohol Abuse During Pregnancy

Alcoholism During Pregnancy

alcoholism during pregnancy

Monday, June 1, 2020

If you are struggling with alcoholism during pregnancy, you are certainly not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 1 in 9 pregnant women drink alcohol while about 4% binge drink. On top of that, 3.39 babies per every 1,000 born in the United States have Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or NAS. … Continued


Safely Detoxing from Drugs While Pregnant

detoxing from drugs while pregnant

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Addiction can develop at any time in a person’s life, especially if a person has or is experiencing one or more of the most common risk factors of addiction, including: Family history of addiction Family history of mental illness Sexual/emotional/verbal abuse Sexual assault/rape Traumatic events (e.g. major car accidents, unexpected death of a loved one, … Continued


Heroin’s Effect on Expectant Mothers & Babies

heroin and its affect on pregnancy

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Women who are pregnant are not only sharing their bodies with their unborn children, but they are also basing their everyday lives around what is best for the health of their pregnancy. And while there are certainly moments where expecting mothers do something that is not “to code” during their pregnancy, the vast majority of … Continued


What is an Addictive Personality?

What is an Addictive Personality

Monday, April 13, 2020

Recovering addicts and alcoholics can attest to the fact that a major part of their active addiction was rooted in certain personality traits such as poor impulse control or a negative sense of self-worth. But does that mean that all addicts and alcoholics have what is known as an “addictive personality”? There are many outlets … Continued


What Are Track Marks on Arms?

woman with track marks on arm

Monday, April 13, 2020

The vast majority of drug users do not begin their drug use by injecting drugs, rather it usually takes some time for them to reach that point (if ever). Part of this is because drug users do not need to get that high that quickly when they first start out using, or even near the … Continued


Can a Marriage Survive Drug Addiction?

Can a Marriage Survive Drug Addiction_

Friday, April 10, 2020

Drug addiction has become one of the most prevalent public health problems in the United States, with millions of people abusing them on a daily basis. Marijuana, prescription drugs, opioids, and cocaine are some of the most commonly abused drugs in America, causing serious problems within the lives of many, including married couples.  Regardless of … Continued


Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

upset alcoholic woman sitting on counter

Monday, January 27, 2020

Alcohol is the most widely abused mind-altering substance across the United States. More than 21 million Americans are addicted to mind-altering substances, but a startling 15 million of those Americans are addicted to alcohol. Once addicted to alcohol, stopping use can be near impossible without the help of professionals. For many, the stages of alcohol … Continued


Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

domestic violence and substance abuse

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Substance abuse and domestic violence are two extremely common issues that Americans experience today. For some, both substance abuse and domestic violence occur simultaneously, making for an even more stressful and destructive experience.  Types of Domestic Violence Domestic violence is not just limited to getting hit or being called names. It is a much more … Continued


What Addiction Does to Families

Family

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Families who have one or more people experiencing a substance use disorder know just how impactful this disease can be both on their loved ones and themselves. They understand the pain, heartbreak, and resentment that can develop in the face of this insidious disease. They also know that as long as a substance use disorder … Continued


Can a Drug Addict Be Forced Into Rehab?

mother trying to force daughter into rehab

Monday, November 11, 2019

When you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs, watching him or her spiral out of control can be the most heartbreaking thing you ever experience. The impact that addiction can have on you simply as a bystander can be so immense that you will do anything just to make it stop. There … Continued


How Does Drug Rehab Work?

woman talking to therapist in drug rehab

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

If you are dealing with an active drug addiction, the thought of going to rehab can seem utterly frightening or even laughable. But there is nothing scary or funny about drug rehab, rather drug rehab is something that can save your life.  When you are abusing drugs and are unable to control your behaviors surrounding … Continued


Types of Alcoholics

5 Types of Alcoholics

Thursday, November 2, 2017

More than 14 million American adults struggle with the disease of alcoholism. This disease tears through friends and families at a rate almost unimaginable. In today’s world, if you are not struggling with alcoholism on a personal level, chances are you know someone who is. But did you know that there are different types of … Continued


How to Admit You Have A Problem With Drugs and Alcohol

girl telling parent she's an addict

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

There is a heavy stigma surrounding addicts and alcoholics, labeling them as people who “choose to take the easy way out” by drowning themselves in drugs and alcohol. The truth is, however, that there is nothing easy about addiction. It is a progressive disease that creates an endless amount of trouble and risk for both … Continued


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