Family Resources & eBooks

At Destination Hope, we are dedicated to educating addicts and their loved ones about the disease of drug and alcohol dependence. Learn about the specific concerns about women, alcohol and drug abuse, and co-occurring disorders in our series of eBooks.

AlcoholismIn Women

Alcoholism in Women

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In this eBook you’ll learn about:

  • How Alcohol Affects Women Differently Than Men
  • The Role of Mental Illness in Addiction in Women
  • Diagnosing and Treating Alcoholism
  • Why Many Women Don’t Seek Treatment for Alcoholism

While men drink more than women and are addicted to alcohol at a higher rate, women tend to develop an addiction more quickly than men, and the physical and mental health problems associated with chronic alcohol abuse occur more quickly and intensely in women. Women and men differ in a number of ways when it comes to developing an addiction, getting treatment, and recovering for the long-term.

Eating DisordersAmong Women

Eating Disorders Among Women

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In this eBook you’ll learn about:

  • Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder
  • Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Suicide
  • Diagnosing Eating Disorders
  • Eating Disorders Are Treatable

Eating disorders are not a fad. They’re not a phase or even a lifestyle choice. They are serious and complex illnesses that affect both physical and mental health, and they’re potentially life-threatening. The Office on Women’s Health points out that eating disorders are about more than just food. Starving or purging may help a woman feel more in control of her life and ease anxiety, stress, tension or anger.

Social Media& Mental Health

Social Media & Mental Health

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In this eBook you’ll learn about:

  • Social Media, Anxiety and Depression
  • Social Media, Cyberbullying and Suicide
  • Social Media Addiction
  • Tips for Healthy Social Media Use

In the past ten years, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and LinkedIn have profoundly changed the way we interact and communicate with others. The widespread use of social media in today’s society has led to a large body of preliminary research into the impact of social networking on our mental health.

Substance AbuseDuring Pregnancy

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

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In this eBook you’ll learn about:

  • The effects of using alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamines, opioids, marijuana, and cigarettes during pregnancy
  • The differences between abuse, addiction, and dependence
  • Addiction treatment options during pregnancy
  • Common reasons why some women don’t seek addiction treatment during pregnancy

Substance abuse during pregnancy poses serious health risks to both the fetus and the mother. Treatment options and support groups are available to help pregnant women break the chains of addiction in order to provide a better future for themselves and their unborn children.

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