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Do Seniors Have Substance Abuse Challenges?

Photo by 910416 © Igor Kharlamov | Dreamstime.com We don’t necessarily think of senior citizens having substance abuse issues, but about 17% are vulnerable to developing a problem because of life changes such as loss of spouse or friends, health restrictions or the changes of identify that retirement brings. Check out this guest blog by

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Women & Addiction: Are Women More At Risk?

By the time I was 15, my mother’s alcohol problem had become severe. My parents’ marriage ended. Divorced, no career skills, she was only able to find a low-paying job. She kept sliding downward financially.  My dad wasn’t great about child support. Evictions, loss of a car, and domestic violence in her new relationship (and

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Women & Addiction: Are Women More At Risk?

By the time I was 15, my mother’s alcohol problem had become severe. Her marriage ended. Divorced, no career skills, she was able to find a low-paying job. She kept sliding financially downward.  My dad wasn’t great about child support. Evictions, loss of car, and domestic violence in her new relationship all contributed to her

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Let’s Take Judgment Out of The Opioid Epidemic

Let’s take judgment about opioids out of the picture and name it for what it really is: a public health crises. People struggling with opioid addiction (or any addiction) are people who need compassion and help, not judgment. “Most people who become addicted [to opioids), like me, do so after a prescription for a painkiller

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Porn Addiction: Is It Ruining Your Relationship?

Porn Addiction: Is It Ruining Your Relationship? If your partners overuse of porn is ruining or damaging your relationship, you are not alone.  I can’t tell you how many women I’ve talked with over the last few years that have told me some version of “Porn is ruining our relationship,” or “porn caused our divorce.”

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