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The Connection Between Women and Alcohol Abuse

Women abuse alcohol for reasons that are distinctly different from men. Even in areas where men and women drink excessively for the same reason, the relationship between women and alcohol abuse looks different from the relationship between men and abuse. For this reason, alcohol addiction treatment centers offer a women’s rehab program that meets the…

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3 Ways Your Environment Impacts Your Addiction Risk

While it is true that the roots of addiction may lie in your genetics, there is also a strong correlation between environment and addiction. The more conducive the environment is to drug and alcohol abuse, the greater your addiction risk. This is a fundamental concept in addiction treatment. Amatus Recovery Centers in Maryland factor in…

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Can You Become Addicted if You Only Use Sometimes?

When you use addictive substances, addiction can happen at any time—even if you only drink or use sometimes. Very few people start out using drugs or alcohol with the intention of becoming addicted. Most people set out to only use occasionally. However, addiction is a chronic brain disease—meaning that substance use changes your brain. It…

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How Social Media Can Impact Addiction

Social media has a considerable influence on today’s cultural environment. More people, young and old, turn to social media to stay connected with friends and family, keep up with world events, and stay current with their interests. However, social media has had a devastating impact on drug and alcohol addiction. People choose how, where, and…

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How Alcohol Exacerbates Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health disorders. Study after study has found that alcohol is the most commonly abused substance. These are unfortunate statistics, because alcohol often exacerbates (or even causes) depression and anxiety. Many people fall into a cycle of drinking to numb the symptoms of one or both of…

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How to Find Addiction Treatment for a Loved One

Drug abuse affects not only the well-being of the user; it also impacts their family and friends. While some addiction signs are easy to recognize, some factors, such as isolation, make it difficult to know when someone needs help. Still, observing their behavior and health can assist in seeking addiction treatment. At Amatus Recovery Centers,…