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Gender Differences in Addiction and Recovery

The history of medical research is rampant with sexism. The research used to only include men and thus was only truly helpful in determining treatment for men. It took until the 1990s for research to include women meaningfully. Research has since clarified that men and women experience addiction and recovery differently. High-quality practitioners like Rockland…

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Women’s Heroin Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse remains a pervasive problem across American society. Women’s heroin abuse, in particular, has been exacerbated by the opioid crisis. Many women started out with a legal prescription opioid yet, over time, developed tolerance or dependence and thus sought out stronger drugs. Heroin abuse in women is a serious issue in need of dedicated…

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Women’s Fentanyl Addiction Treatment

Fentanyl is a type of opioid that is incredibly powerful. It is many times more potent than morphine and exponentially stronger than the types of opioids prescribed for pain relief like oxycontin and codeine. Recent data indicates that over 100 people die in the United States every day from opioid overdoses, with fentanyl being the…

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5 Benefits of Sober Living for Women

Widespread studies have demonstrated numerous benefits for women who enter a sober living home after addiction treatment. At Rockland Recovery, our team offers sober living home programs for women in the Rockland, Massachusetts, area who would like to continue their recovery journey in a structured environment. If you or a woman in your life is…

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3 Benefits of a Women’s Recovery Program

There are many underlying reasons that people become addicted to substances. Because some of these reasons are rather common, finding treatment programs that identify and target these underlying causes is useful. Men’s and women’s rehab programs can benefit those who have gender-related trauma and addiction. Men may find themselves under too much pressure to perform…

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5 Benefits of Sober Living Programs for Women

The results of several studies indicate that there are multiple benefits for individuals that go to a sober living home after treatment. The Rockland Recovery sober living program for women in Massachusetts offers women the opportunity to continue their recovery with a number of important benefits. Some women that complete a sober living home for…

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The Connection Between Addiction and Domestic Violence

The connection between domestic violence and addiction is well recognized by several sources. Statistics show that millions of domestic violence victims indicate that substance abuse was also a part of the domestic violence. It is important to note that domestic violence related to addiction occurs in many forms, including physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse,…