Substance abuse may involve alcohol, tobacco or over-the counter, prescription or illicit drugs. There are three primary risk factors for substance use disorder: genetics; age of first use and duration of use; and victimization. READ MORE
I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.
Those with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other serious anxieties face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.
Researchers found that Alcoholics Anonymous was more effective than behavioral therapies when it came to helping people remain abstinent.
Vaping and e-cigarettes have become an epidemic. This is a serious public health and women’s health problem because many adolescents and young people have started vaping recently, and vaping is now associated with deaths and of severe lung injuries.
HealthyWomen is helping to combat the opioid epidemic by working with the Legal Action Center, women state legislators, and others to spread understanding of the disease of opioid use disorder (OUD), and best practices for treating OUD.
05 Sep 2018Your Care
Parents need to be concerned about what kids are using in vaping devices (also known as e-cigarettes) since they can contain marijuana and not just nicotine and flavorings.
29 Aug 2018Your Health
Women who are pregnant of breastfeeding their infants should avoid marijuana since THC (one of the active compounds in marijuana) can easily cross the placenta and accumulate in the brain and fat of the fetus, and this can harm the fetus or their baby.
27 Aug 2018Your Health