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Signs and Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Adderall Addiction

The demand for Adderall is higher than ever, which is why it's important it’s always important to recognize the signs and symptoms of Adderall addiction early. This stimulant drug used to manage ADHD symptoms was prescribed more than 41 million times in 2021. Adderall...

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Dangers of Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use

Dangers of Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use

Did you know benzodiazepines are prescribed for women at higher rates than for men? They are a common medication used for a wide variety of reasons: anxiety, panic attacks, grief, physical pain, chronic illness, trauma, and more. While safe to take for short-term...

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Staff Spotlight – Raquel Tatum

Staff Spotlight – Raquel Tatum

Raquel Tatum - Alumni Care Coordinator  Raquel has served as a 12-Step Recovery Advocate at Hannah's House since March 2022. She is in the process of completing her Bachelor's in Social Work degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. With January...

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History of the Disease of Alcoholism

History of the Disease of Alcoholism

Any illness or sickness characterized by specific signs or symptoms is considered a disease. Alcohol use disorders are among them. Although some people contend alcoholism is a choice or a habit, sufficient evidence is available to show it's actually a chronic disease...

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Staff Spotlight – Karla Romero, LVN

Staff Spotlight – Karla Romero, LVN

Karla Romero, LVN – HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER As a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Karla Romero has provided exceptional nursing support for Origins Recovery Center and Hannah’s House residential patients undergoing drug and alcohol detoxification since September 2011...

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Healing for Women at Hannah’s House

Healing for Women at Hannah’s House

Healing from addiction is a complex process that involves many decisions, starting with the moment you choose to detox. A comprehensive program that involves detox and medical services, trauma therapies, family programming, continuing care, and more can be a hub of...

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PTSD Symptoms in Women: Should You Talk about Trauma?

PTSD Symptoms in Women: Should You Talk about Trauma?

Opening up and talking about trauma is an important part of healing from it, but it’s common for women to resist talking about past trauma and what it’s done to them. For example, a woman may go years without seeking support or directly addressing the symptoms of...

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Stages of Alcoholism in Women

Stages of Alcoholism in Women

When social drinking escalates into daily or binge drinking, there is an increased risk of developing an alcohol use disorder. For women, this can be even more problematic, as our bodies process and metabolize alcohol differently than men. Sometimes, we may have...

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Will I Lose My Job If I Go to Treatment?

Will I Lose My Job If I Go to Treatment?

The stigma around treatment for substance use remains strong, despite its value in healing individuals, repairing relationships, and restoring careers. Fear over the perceived outcomes of addressing a substance use problem can compel a person to avoid treatment or...

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Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Until recently, outward behavior was the primary focus of defining addiction. With a shift to studying and recognizing how addiction changes the brain, a new definition quickly emerged. Let’s look at why addiction is now considered a disease of the brain, not a...

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