Women Jail in Colorado for Drugs & Alcohol: Understanding the Relationship Between Female Incarceration and Substance Abuse

2018-08-16T03:52:03+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

It’s not easy to be a woman. It’s even harder to be a woman in jail. Sadly, there are a lot of women in jail in Colorado. Some of the recent figures show that there are nearly 2,000 women incarcerated in the state. That’s 68 women per 100,000 residents. This shocking figure shows that more attention needs to be paid to women in jail. Substance abuse is one of the biggest factors for incarceration. More [...]

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

2018-07-04T15:58:43+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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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Why IOP Is a Good Choice For Moms and Women Who Work

2018-06-12T03:48:32+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Drug Rehabilitation, Recovery|

Inpatient Rehab Is Not Your Only Option For Addiction Treatment Many women who struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol don’t get the help they need because they simply cannot check themselves into an inpatient facility for a month or more. Life won’t allow it. While addiction can wreak havoc on a woman’s life; she still may have a family to raise, a job to keep, or aging parents to take care of. Inpatient [...]

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Hooked on Opioids: How My Pain Medication Led Me to Heroin Addiction

2018-06-12T03:41:46+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

An Introduction To An Addict Recovering From Opioid Addiction My name is Sally and I am a recovering addict. I used to be addicted to opioid painkillers and heroin. Today, I have two years, three months, and eight days clean. I count every single day I have clean because I truly believe that every day I don’t get high is a victory.    I spent 10 years of my life high – like, every single [...]

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Is Methadone a Thing of the Past?

2018-07-06T03:28:41+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Recovery|

What Is Methadone? Methadone (also sold under the name “Dolophine”) is a powerful opioid drug that is used to treat extreme pain. More commonly, this highly regulated prescription medication is administered to those who have an addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, or Morphine.   Methadone is an addictive and potent medication that works on opioid receptors sites in the brain. When used to treat addiction, it is administered daily at [...]

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Five Things I Adore About Being a Sober Woman, Wife, Mom, Daughter and Friend

2018-06-10T03:18:30+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Alcoholism, Drug Rehabilitation, Recovery|

I’m April – A Recovering Addict, Wife, Mom, Daughter, And Friend Hi, my name is April and I am a recovering alcoholic and addict. On July 7, 2018, I will have seven years of sobriety – thanks be to my Higher Power, whom I choose to call “God.” I am truly grateful to be sober today. I have an amazing life and the people who love me tell me I am an amazing woman. I [...]

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Three Highly Addictive Pain Relievers: How to Manage Dependence and Illness at the Same Time

2018-06-07T05:32:51+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Treating Illness With Narcotic Painkillers Can Lead to Dependence When you are struggling with an illness or trying to manage chronic pain, your body screams for relief. Many people find this relief in narcotic painkillers – and rightfully so. After all, this is why doctors prescribe drugs like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Fentanyl – for the relief of pain. Nevertheless, opioid addiction is a very real condition that often results from long-term use of pain medication. It [...]

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