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Finding the Right Alcohol Rehab for Women

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Rehab for women focuses on issues specific to women, such as pregnancy and motherhood.

Alcohol is legal depressant which causes a drinker to feel relaxed when the substance is consumed. Alcohol also impairs a person’s judgment and thought processes, which is why many people drink it when they are upset or emotional. For some women, alcohol becomes an outlet to their stress, and they begin to abuse it on a frequent basis.

According to the Office of Substance Abuse Services, women are more likely to come from families where there was a member addicted to drugs or alcohol, and they are also more likely to attribute the cause of their substance abuse to family history or environmental stress. Moreover, research indicates that women who suffer from addiction have a history of too much responsibility in their family environment, and have experienced more disruption in their families than men who suffer from addiction.

Prolonged alcohol abuse can lead to addiction and dependency and this can be a fatal problem in a woman’s life. However, stopping drinking after an addiction has formed may be extremely difficult for a woman to do on her own. An alcohol rehab program is the best choice for any woman to make when trying to overcome an alcohol addiction. Some women feel more comfortable around other women, and because of this there are gender based alcohol rehabs.

Alcohol Addiction and Women

Alcohol rehab geared towards women will help a woman get through the painful physical withdrawal symptoms that stem from alcohol detox as well as the psychological withdrawals symptoms.

When searching for the right women based alcohol rehab program, a woman will have to decide on the type of environment she wishes to accomplish her treatment in and she will have to decide on what she can afford for treatment.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, effective addiction treatment programs usually incorporate various components, each directed to a particular aspect of the disease and its consequences. To be effective, addiction treatment must help the person stop using drugs while maintaining a drug free life. In addition, effective treatment programs must help a person achieve productive functioning with their family, in society and at work.

A woman needs to make sure that the treatment program she chooses is one that she feels comfortable in and one that she trusts. In addition, she should make sure that it is a program that will help her get sober as well as help her learn to remain sober once she leaves the program.

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Psychological Disorders Related to Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction can cause serious emotional and psychological problems if it is left untreated.

Cocaine addiction is associated with various detrimental health effects that are both physical and psychological. Various cocaine related psychological disorders have been documented and are currently treated in many rehab centers today. To date, there are ten common classifications of psychological disorders related to cocaine addiction. Here’s a look at the most common types of….

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse on the Central Nervous System

Alcohol abuse can cause harm to your central nervous system.

Chronic alcohol consumption can have many negative effects on the body and dramatically impairs brain development. Long term alcohol abuse causes dementia, physical dependence and the shrinkage of the brain. While there is some evidence that suggests that alcohol consumption in a low to moderate manner can have some positive health benefits the literature to….

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How to Find Free Inpatient Drug Rehab

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Keeping Your Self-Esteem Up in a Rehab Center

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Why Residential Drug Rehab Programs Work

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How Rehab Centers Treat Xanax Addiction

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Xanax belongs to a family of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines do a good job at relieving symptoms of anxiety and stress in general. Drugs in this class also carry a risk of addiction when not taken as prescribed or used for recreational purposes. According to American Family Physician, one to two percent of the….

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