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The Connection Between Addiction and Nutrition

Drug and alcohol addiction affects your mental and physical health in a variety of ways. One area that is commonly affected is your consumption of nutritious food. Poor nutritional habits can increase the impact of addiction on your brain and body. For this reason, nutritional therapy for addiction is a widespread need. Women, in particular,…

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Physical Effects of Benzo Abuse on a Woman’s Body

Women receive prescriptions for benzodiazepines, or benzos, more often than men. Men and women abuse these sedatives and tranquilizers at the same rate. However, because more women take them, they have a greater overall risk for benzo abuse. If you are affected by this problem, you may experience a range of physical effects. Fortunately, a…

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Commonly Abused Opiates Among Women

Opiates are a group of addictive substances. You can legally take some of these substances with a prescription. However, others are illegal in all circumstances. Women have some unique risks for opiate addiction. In addition, women tend to abuse some of these substances more often than others. No matter the opiate you use, opiate addiction…

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3 Benefits of Women-Specific Stimulant Rehab

Women have unique risks for many kinds of substance problems, including stimulant abuse and addiction. During treatment for stimulant problems, women also tend to have needs that differ significantly from men. With these facts in mind, it’s no wonder that there’s a need for gender-specific women’s stimulant rehab programs. At Painted Desert Recovery, we understand…

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Physical Effects of Stimulant Abuse on a Woman’s Body

Every year, millions of Americans abuse some kind of stimulant substance. Sometimes, these substances are illegal drugs like cocaine. However, abuse of prescription stimulants is also widespread. Women and men share some of the physical problems that come with stimulant abuse. However, women also have other gender-specific risks. If you are stuck in a pattern…

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How to Prevent Prescription Addiction

In the U.S., well over two million people have diagnosable problems with prescription medications. Some of these people are affected by damaging, non-addicted abuse. However, many suffer from a full-blown prescription addiction. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid getting addicted to a medication. If you are already affected by prescription addiction in…

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How Does Benzo Addiction Start?

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are some of the most widely prescribed medications in America. Every day, these medications help people cope with significant health issues. However, all too often, they are misused. If you misuse a benzodiazepine, you can develop a serious benzo addiction. It is important to learn more about how this kind…

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Foods That Will Hurt Addiction Recovery

The connection between food and mood has gained more attention lately and with good reason. What you eat can have a tremendous impact on how you feel. This is why many treatment centers are now incorporating nutrition therapy for addiction into their recovery programs. At Painted Desert Recovery, we take food and addiction seriously. With…

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Do Men and Women Recover from Drugs Differently?

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is not one size fits all. This is especially true when comparing treatment programs for men and women. While many addiction treatment centers treat men and women together, you may want to consider the benefits of receiving gender-specific addiction therapy. Getting help at a women’s addiction recovery center can make…