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

2018-09-30T03:11:56+00:00 October 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

2018-09-26T03:36:12+00:00 September 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

2018-09-16T15:37:37+00:00 September 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 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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