What’s the Hubbub Surrounding Kratom? Separating Truth from Fiction

2018-07-04T15:58:43+00:00July 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

**Disclaimer: While kratom does have medicinal properties, we do not recommend the use of any mind-altering substances here at Denver's Women Recovery. We are an abstinence-based program.** What Is Kratom? Native to Asian countries, like Borneo, Malaysia and Thailand, kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a tree that grows up to 25 meters high. This tree has these unique elliptical-shaped leaves that can be chewed or ingested in other ways. The leaves contain the [...]

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9 Substances The Carry Risks During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide

2018-07-04T15:48:33+00:00July 10th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Substance abuse has the potential to cause many risks in the pregnancy. The use of illicit drugs or alcohol can lead to health problems for both the mother and the fetus. Unfortunately, more than 4.4% of pregnant women in the U.S. abuse one or more substances during pregnancy. The exact numbers are unknown because many women may fear reprisal. It's safe to assume that a much larger percentage of the population does abuses drugs or [...]

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Alcohol Poisoning: 5 Clear Signs

2018-06-25T02:05:04+00:00July 5th, 2018|Alcoholism|

Alcohol poisoning is much more deadly than you'd think. On average, 6 Americans a day die from alcohol poisoning. That's not a small sum. Non-hispanic white men between the ages of 35 and 64 years old have a higher risk of dying from an overdose than any other demographic. Many people don't know the limits of their body. As a result, they might drink too much booze, like wine, beer, cocktail or hard liquor. They [...]

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Cocaine: The Killer Comeback of an 80s Drug

2018-06-25T01:53:26+00:00July 1st, 2018|Addiction Information|

America came to know cocaine addiction and abuse intimately in the 1980s. The drug was heavily marketed. It had a strong hype. People believed that this illegal drug could do miracles. It made people feel like superheroes and as if they could do anything. Its use spread like wildfire across the U.S. It didn't help that there were reports that the CIA turned a blind eye to smugglers. In some cases, they even aided and [...]

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