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Does Alcohol Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

For many years, research was inconclusive, leaving experts perplexed as to a potential link between alcohol use and breast cancer. Recently, many researchers have made this a primary focus of studies and experiments. The results are disturbing. As little as one glass of beer or wine per day does increase the risk of breast cancerRead More

Hormones and Painkillers

It’s no secret that painkillers are a popular extracurricular drug. Painkillers, like opioids, are one of the most common addictions for women, and their popularity and availability has continued to increase at alarming rates. Opioids are incredibly addictive and wreak havoc on your body, your relationships, and all area of your life.   What isRead More

Women and Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction is often thought to be something that affects men primarily, but surprisingly, gambling addiction is on the rise in women. Gambling addiction usually starts as just a diversion or distraction. It begins as a game and opportunity to socialize. At some point, though, it can turn into an unhealthy obsession that negatively changesRead More

Suicide Warning Signs

Over 44,000 Americans die every year by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Currently, suicide costs the US just under $70 Billion annually. The annual rate of suicides has steadily increased every year beginning in 2007. Contrary to the stereotypical thought that teenagers are the largest area ofRead More

The Link Between Heavy Drinking and Dementia

For decades, researchers speculated that heavy drinking had some relationship with the onset of dementia, but there was no concrete evidence to support this theory. However, recent studies prove that people that drink more than five beers in one sitting or consume an entire bottle of wine are there times more likely to develop dementiaRead More

Preparing for Holiday Stress

It may seem early to be talking about the holidays and preparing for what that means, but the fact of the matter is that the holidays are right around the corner. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are all on their way with nothing holding them back. This time of year tends to put additionalRead More

Alcoholism in the Military

The expectations of those in the Military can be extremely high, especially for women. With these high expectations come extreme levels of stress and in many cases anxiety. Given the sometimes-rigid schedules and demanding requirements, the Military has experienced a significant increase in the number of substance abuse problems seen on an annual basis. WhileRead More

Sober Parenting

Addiction can be detrimental to a family. This is even more worrisome when the person dealing directly with the addiction is a parent. Addiction can cause the children to feel higher than healthy levels of anxiety and stress. Things like homework, school functions, and even daily interaction can seem daunting to a child whose parentRead More

How Much Alcohol is Healthy?

Now, this is a loaded question! There are many opinions on this, and a variety of research has been done with varying results. However, there are a few commonalities. In the United States, moderate drinking for a woman is considered to be one drink per day. A drink can be defined as a 12-ounce beer,Read More

Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

Addiction is tough on everyone, not just the person that is addicted. Friends, family, and coworkers all deal with the aftermath of addiction. Even when the individual enters recovery, the damage to relationships often lingers if not addressed. Sometimes negative feelings such as embarrassment, regret, anger, and resentment last longer than expected. These feelings canRead More