You Deserve Freedom

By

Jeanne Grunert
man and young woman going over paperwork
One of the most challenging parts of getting help is telling your employer that you need time off for treatment, but that conversation will probably go much more smoothly than you think. It’s Time You’ve taken all the online tests and you’ve listened to what family and friends have to say. You know you have...
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Moving forward after relapse is a normal part of drug and alcohol recovery. While it’s natural to complete rehab and think, “I’m cured!” no one is ever really cured of addiction. Addiction shares much in common with progressive, chronic diseases such as cancer. While you’re never really ‘cured’ of cancer, cancer can go into remission....
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Men seeking addiction treatment still outnumber women, although the gender gap is slowly closing. In 2014, the last year for which statistics are available from the federal government, approximately 68 percent of people entering treatment were male and 32 percent were female. That translates into roughly double the number of men battling a substance abuse...
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Women seeking addiction treatment should consider multiple factors. A woman’s biological, psychological, and social needs differ from a man’s requirements and so do her addiction patterns. A treatment program for women proactively addresses these unique needs to set the foundation for a strong, successful recovery. Women Experience Addiction Differently Women tend, on average, to become...
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