The Tara Treatment Center Blog

Gender and Addiction: Why We Relapse

“Don’t stay long in the shame-filled grounds of relapse. Fertile soil awaits your return and your recovering.” — Holli Kenley, therapist and author, from Mountain Air: Relapsing and Finding the Way Back…One Breath at a Time Although many aspects of addiction are similar for everyone, a person’s gender can have a significant impact on their…

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How Can We Put a Positive Face on Addiction Recovery?

The stigma of substance addiction is hard to escape. Even after someone has completed treatment and entered long-term recovery, other people might approach them with suspicion and distrust. Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable with the idea of recovering substance users living and working in their community. Consider what Mike Townsend, Director of Recovery Kentucky, has…

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Gender and Addiction: The Scars of Past Trauma

“Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: the past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside.…

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