Alcohol Consumption Rising Among Mothers

At Voyage, a member of the JourneyPure family of rehabilitation facilities, we understand how differently substance abuse and addiction develops in women versus men. As a woman, you have a multitude of lifestyle factors that may lead you to over consume alcohol or engage in binge drinking. For example, you may experience the unique stressors […]

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Why Childhood Sexual Abuse Can Lead to Substance Abuse in Adults

Childhood sexual abuse is a tragedy nobody should have to endure. Even more troubling is that the effects of such a horrible event can span a lifetime. Understanding how childhood sexual abuse can impact adulthood is important in gaining insight into addiction. What Is Childhood Sexual Abuse? The term “childhood sexual abuse” can be used […]

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Which Came First? Anxiety Disorder or Substance Abuse? The Sometimes Confusing World of Co-Occurring Disorders

It can seem like a true chicken-and-the-egg scenario when considering if anxiety led to substance abuse or vice versa. Every individual is unique, so there is no one answer that can describe everyone’s struggle with addiction and anxiety. However, we can examine the relationship between anxiety and addiction to understand the mechanisms that can affect […]

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5 Ways Eating Disorders Harm Your Mind and Body

Eating disorders are largely misunderstood by the general population. The term “eating disorder” refers to any of the disorders characterized by eating habits. Disordered eating can include consuming too much or too little on a daily basis. Many people don’t understand that eating disorders are classified as psychological, not physical, and that they are serious […]

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What is Sex Addiction?

Sex Addiction: Demystifying the Disease Yes, sex addiction is a disease as serious and dangerous as any other addiction. It causes great shame, guilt and secrecy. It ruins lives, breaks up families and ends careers. Sex addiction has the added moral stigma that makes it even more uncomfortable to talk about. The solution, as with […]

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