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The Importance of Self-Harm Awareness Month

March is National Self-Harm Awareness Month, which brings to the forefront a topic that people don’t always want to talk about. However, self-harm is more common than many may realize. Fifteen percent of college students and seventeen percent of adolescents in one survey stated they engaged in self-harm. Incidents of self-harm drop off in adulthood,…

women gather in gender specific treatment

3 Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment

Substance use disorders don’t discriminate. They affect both women and men, but that doesn’t mean the treatment should be the same for both. Gender-specific treatment programs, such as the ones available at Amatus Recovery Centers, customizes the care plan to meet the needs of women and men individually. It recognizes the genders’ uniqueness and how…