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How Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Substance Abuse in Women

How Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Substance Abuse in Women

Self-esteem is made up of several elements, including confidence, competence, and a feeling of belonging. The quality of each one can be a factor in someone’s potential to misuse drugs and alcohol. What ties substance use disorders to self-esteem is worth exploring....

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Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

Today, we’ll introduce some signs of a high-functioning alcoholic, explain some possible causes, and help you learn how to approach someone who is in need of treatment for alcohol use. High-functioning alcoholics may be able to mask their drinking problems for years....

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What to do if Your Partner Relapses

What to do if Your Partner Relapses

A partner’s return to addictive behaviors can create chaos and increase stress in a relationship. While a relapse is a normal part of the recovery process for some people, you may feel unprepared for how to handle it. Without adequate help, your responses to the...

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Sobriety, Pandemic, and Holidays — Oh My!

Sobriety, Pandemic, and Holidays — Oh My!

By Casey McKeown | Alumni Care Coordinator Holidays can be difficult for people in early recovery because, let’s be honest, how do you have fun without using or drinking? I know this was my question in early recovery. With meetings possibly shut down in your area and...

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The Impact of Shame

The Impact of Shame

Often when you are struggling with a substance use disorder, you would do things you wouldn’t dream of doing sober. Substances become the center of your whole world, no matter the cost. As you begin your recovery journey, you might uncover feelings of shame for the...

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Staff Spotlight – Casey McKeown

Staff Spotlight – Casey McKeown

Casey McKeown  - Alumni Services Coordinator What brought you to the field of addiction treatment? What brought you to Origins? I wanted to work in treatment because of my recovery journey. I went to a treatment center like Origins, where 12-Step Recovery Advocates...

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The Proper Care and Treatment for Your Alcoholic Wife

The Proper Care and Treatment for Your Alcoholic Wife

An alcohol use disorder creates a lot of relationship challenges for a married couple. It can feel like a daily struggle for a spouse to cope with the effects of their wife’s drinking. Finding healthy ways to respond to these new challenges and sustaining your efforts...

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Common Co-Occurring Disorders Among Women

Common Co-Occurring Disorders Among Women

The impact of mental health issues on substance use makes it important for women to recognize how the two are connected. Women are affected by mental health conditions at higher rates than men, too. A report from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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Addiction in Women: Is Cocaine Addictive?

Addiction in Women: Is Cocaine Addictive?

The rise in cocaine-related deaths during the pandemic is providing a new reminder about the dangers of illegal substance use. Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) show deaths from cocaine overdose went up 38% in a 12-month period ending in...

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