Blackouts When Drinking: What They Are, Why They Happen, and 7 Signs It’s Time to Quit Drinking

2018-12-08T03:55:37+00:00November 30th, 2018|Alcoholism|

Perhaps you're familiar with the following scenario: you’re out on the town with the girls. You go out for drinks. You start to dance, and you continue to drink as the night goes on. Before you know it, you’ve had a couple more drinks than you’d anticipated. You write it off as no big deal and continue to enjoy yourself. You wake up in the morning and are immediately faced with the memories of all [...]

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Am I Addicted? 24 Signs of Alcoholism in Women

2018-11-03T16:57:16+00:00October 15th, 2018|Alcoholism|

It’s important to know the signs of alcoholism in women if you suspect someone you love is in trouble. The problem is bigger than you might think. There are an estimated 15 million alcoholics or alcohol abusers in the US. Women make up about 4.6 million of that number. A publication from the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) called Alcohol: A Women’s Health Issue, states that heavy drinking and binge drinking is becoming [...]

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How Suboxone Can Help in Recovery but Why You Shouldn’t Misuse It

2018-11-08T16:47:50+00:00October 5th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Suboxone is highly recommended for addicts looking to recover from an opioid addiction. It has earned the nickname of "the box office drug". This is likely due to the fact that it's so popular that 1.55 billion US dollars worth of it was sold in 2013. This prescription medication dramatically reduces the severity of symptoms related to opiate addiction and withdrawal. The only negative aspect of Suboxone is that you can become addicted to it. [...]

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What is the Divine Feminine? How Can I Access It To Enhance My Recovery?

2018-09-30T03:11:56+00:00October 1st, 2018|Recovery|

What Is The Divine Feminine? Wonderful things are happening here on planet Earth – although, if you immerse yourself in the mainstream media, you might think otherwise. Indeed, it is a blessed time to be alive. There has never been a better time to be a sober woman! People all over the world are waking up and becoming enlightened to our global need for a shift in consciousness. Many have attributed this collective spiritual awakening [...]

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Stop Isolating! Science Shows Social Connections Are Vital To Your Recovery

2018-11-09T15:38:58+00:00September 20th, 2018|Recovery|

Social Connections Should Be An Integral Part of the Recovery Process When most women think about sustaining ongoing recovery, three things usually come to mind: The first and most obvious is the need to remain completely abstinent from drugs and alcohol. It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway!) that you cannot enjoy sobriety unless you are sober. Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism starts with not putting mind-altering substances into your body. In [...]

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Lofexidine – The First FDA Approved Drug for Opioid Withdrawals

2018-11-08T17:56:47+00:00September 16th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

There's some fairly exciting news happening in the addiction recovery industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved a prescription medication for managing opioid withdrawal symptoms. This medication is known as lofexidine. Lofexidine is sold under the brand name Lucemyra. This non-opioid prescription medication is used specifically to treat opioid withdrawals. It can ease the severity of withdrawal symptoms although it may not completely prevent them. Currently, this treatment is only approved [...]

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Embracing Your Self-Worth – You Are More Than The Disease

2018-09-26T03:25:43+00:00September 10th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Recovery Is The Beginning of An Ongoing Journey to Reclaim Your Self-Worth Pathetic. Loser. Thief. Liar. Worthless. Weak. Shameful. Bad. These are just a few of the many derogatory words we women hear about ourselves when we are struggling with an addiction. These labels come from misinformed family members, intolerant friends, and an unforgiving society. Those who are uneducated about the disease of addiction simply don’t know any better. They stigmatize addicted people. We forgive [...]

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

2018-08-16T03:52:03+00:00August 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+00:00July 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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