You Can't Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.

Real Women, Real Stories

Drinking Surged During The Pandemic. Do You Know The Signs Of Addiction?

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.

Your Health

Drinking During Rough Times

If you are drinking more to cope with the stress, anxiety or boredom of the coronavirus pandemic, it's important to know how alcohol can affect your health.

Your Health

AA Still Best to Beat Problem Drinking, Review Finds

Researchers found that Alcoholics Anonymous was more effective than behavioral therapies when it came to helping people remain abstinent.

Medication Safety

Vaping is Bad for Everyone, and It's Especially Unhealthy for Children

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.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Women and Opioids: The Unseen Impact

A national joint education campaign launched by HealthyWomen & Healthline to promote visibility and awareness of opioid use disorder, especially its impact on women and their families and communities.

Programs

Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety

When pregnant women with a substance use disorder – or history of opioid dependence or addiction – are preparing for labor they need to have good communications with their doctors about their exposure to opioids during labor and delivery, and afterwards.

Your Care

HealthyWomen Helping to Combat Opioid Epidemic – Better Treatment and Better Policies

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.

Your Care

Parent Alert! Your Kid May Be Vaping More Than Tobacco

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.

Your Health

Pediatricians Put It Bluntly: Motherhood and Marijuana Don't Mix

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.

Your Health

Hitting the Booze: The Mommy Drinking Culture

Moms are hitting the bottle with growing frequency, making it seem more normal. But is it? What are the dangers to moms and their children?

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Good Alternative to Opioids?

The FDA argues that kratom is a potentially dangerous opioid and needs to be tightly regulated, but some researchers say it's a safer alternative for pain relief.

Medication Safety

Opioid Epidemic Also Taking Toll on Babies

In yet another example of how far-reaching the fallout from America's opioid epidemic is, researchers report that babies exposed to these narcotics while in the womb run the risk of certain head and neck abnormalities.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Opioid Crisis Hitting Boomers, Millennials Hardest

The U.S. opioid epidemic seems to be taking its biggest toll on the baby boomer and millennial generations, a new study suggests.

Medication Safety