Gender-Specific Treatment

Men and women are different in many ways, including what they require for addiction treatment. Learn about Gender-Specific Treatment.
Blog

How Is Trauma Linked to Addiction?

For many who experience a trauma, the shock and hurt dissipates with time. Others, however, may turn to substances and develop addictions.
Alcohol

Grape Depression: Wine Mom Culture Normalizes Dangerous Drinking

While it is often depicted as harmless on television and social media, wine mom culture is normalizing dangerous drinking which can lead to alcoholism.
Recovery

Redefining "Being a Man" in Recovery

For some, being a man means acting tough and never showing emotion. While bottling up emotions is not good for anyone, it is particularly dangerous for those in recovery.
Mental Health

Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

Those who identify as LGBTQ are more likely than their non-LGBTQ counterparts to struggle with mental health disorders and substance misuse. Learn why and how.
Drug Addiction

Why Do Some People Become Addicted While Others Don’t?

Ever wondered why one person can try drugs and be seemingly unaffected while another can become hooked after just one use?
Recovery

Rejecting Toxic Masculinity Helped My Recovery

I grew up as the athlete type ⎼ the kind that did not believe in showing weakness. If you got hurt, you rubbed some dirt on it and got back out there. Well, how do we do that if the pain is internal?
Drug Addiction

Women and Trauma: A Pathway to Addiction

It is estimated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that as many as 80 percent of women who are currently seeking treatment for addiction have a history of trauma. This number is only based on women that are seeking treatment, and of those women, those who report it – the number could very easily be higher than 80 percent.
Addiction Treatment

Men, Trauma, and Addiction

Addicted men and women react to treatment differently. Discover how a man’s upbringing can determine the effectiveness of his recovery efforts.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: Men vs Women

Addiction can impact anyone, but social and physiological factors lead to gender-specific concerns. Learn how substance abuse affects men and women.
Family Wellness

Addicted Moms: Hitting Closer to Home Than You Realize

Mothers have multiple responsibilities that cause many to self-medicate with alcohol and prescription drugs. Here are the best addiction treatment options for mothers with busy lives.