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Female Veterans and Substance Abuse

Are Female Veterans More Prone to Substance Abuse? Service women often experience unique struggles while serving their country. While female veterans face similar problems as their male counterparts—such as homelessness,…

What Are the Addiction Treatment Options for Pregnant Woman? 

Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy is not only harmful to the unborn baby but also to the mother. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) warns that substance abuse while pregnant…

Addiction Among Women

While men are around two times more likely to abuse drugs and become dependent on them than women are, as the journal Psychiatric Clinics of North America publishes, women face unique challenges…

Dangers of Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

Prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol is the main cause of preventable birth defects in the United States. While some believe there is a “safe” amount of alcohol to consume…

Can I Use Ativan while Pregnant?

Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, a benzodiazepine medication prescribed to treat anxiety disorders. Typically, this medication, like many other benzodiazepines, is prescribed for no more than two weeks to…

Woman Loses Arm, Shoulder and Breast to Bath Salts Injection

A bath salts injection caused a massive infection that cost a woman her right arm, shoulder and breast in a matter of hours. According to physicians and surgeons who performed…

The Importance of Addiction Treatment for Pregnant Women

Addiction treatment is life or death concern for pregnant mothers and their unborn children. Drinking and drug use can cause permanent harm to infants, and the rigors of pregnancy can…

Addiction and Young Women

Young women who become addicted to drugs face a unique set of challenges that can be difficult to overcome. In fact, according to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, “….

Drug Addiction and Pregnancy

Most people who have never experienced drug addiction or alcoholism could not understand how a woman could ever abuse any substance while pregnant. However, according to the National Institute on…