Gender-Specific Treatment

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

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.

Redefining "Being a Man" in Recovery

Have you ever heard the expression "men don't cry"? Maybe you heard it growing up. Maybe you still hear it today. There are many ideas of how a man should and should not act, and for some, being a man means acting tough and never showing emotion. And while bottling up emotions is not good for anyone, it is particualarly dangerous for those in recovery. In this month's article, Michael Ahearn, Recovery Coach at Mountainside, shares how he is redifining what it means to be a man 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

Your Ultimate Recovery Resource Guide

In recovery, you're never alone. Check out these resourecs to help you stay connected and focused on your recovery during the COVID-19 crisis.

Letting go of what it means to “be a man” helped me stay sober.

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.

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.
Addiction Treatment

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.